Monthly Archives: October 2014

You won’t get me I’m part of the union

Lin Homer (or Homer Simpson as I call her) head of HMRC;  used the intranet home page of HMRC to post inflammatory comments about the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union PCS are not allowed to use the intranet or … Continue reading

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Here we go again!

Reposted from PCS website In its latest panic measure to desperately try and paper over the cracks DWP has announced today that it is to take on 80 temps from the Brook Street Bureau recruitment agency to cover AO vacancies … Continue reading

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Workfare bidders – Yet another monumental waste of taxpayers money

In June 2014, Frank Zola via the Information Commissioners Office, appealed to the General Regulatory Chamber Tribunal to force DWP to release details of the Workfare exploiters  successful bidders. DWP had originally turned down the request, on the grounds that … Continue reading

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Today’s Britain: where the poor are forced to steal or beg from food banks

Reposted from The Guardian – Comment is free Illustration by Matt Kenyon What would you do to keep your baby from starving? Perhaps the same as Lucy Hill. At the start of October, the 35-year-old mother from Kidderminster was broke. … Continue reading

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Tick Tock Tory Boys

Reposted from the Sunday Telegraph When even the Telegraph, which is the de facto house paper of the Conservatives, starts baying for your blood then you know you’re in trouble. The tock is ticking for Cameron and Osborne. David Cameron … Continue reading

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The PM who cried wolf.

David Cameron can thump the table, stamp his feet and shout all he likes …. he’s been caught out in a lie and now the pigeons have come home to roost! When you have an (unelected) prime minister and a … Continue reading

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How to fix Britain’s broken workplaces

Reposted from the New Statesman It’s time to introduce workplace citizenship to Britain’s employers. Photo: Getty There’s something seriously wrong with the world of work, and not just in the places you would expect. We know that the UK is … Continue reading

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