National News

December 9th, 2016

Jo Robertson was recently inside the home of a dead man she’d never met. There were messages on the answerphone, so she pressed play and a male American voice cheerfully said, “Hi, how are you?”

The next message was the same voice, asking if the man was OK because he hadn’t called him...

December 9th, 2016

Members in English sixth-form colleges are being consulted on a 1% pay offer for 2016/17.

This follows a final offer at a meeting between the employers and UNISON yesterday, which consists of:

  • a 1% increase to all pay points on the sixth form college support staff pay spine,...
December 8th, 2016

You’d think that if a company’s previous experience of running major UK infrastructure included poorer customer service, higher bills, massive debts, complex tax structures and profits siphoned off to its parent company, they’d struggle to get business in this country again.

And yet...

December 8th, 2016

Australian company Macquarie’s successful bid for the National Grid’s distribution business has been greeted with dismay today (Thursday) by public services union UNISON.

The union – which has thousands of members working in the utilities sector – says when Macquarie ran Thames Water, the...

December 8th, 2016

Australian company Macquarie’s successful bid for the National Grid’s distribution business has been greeted with dismay today (Thursday) by public services union UNISON.

The union – which has thousands of members working in the utilities sector – says when Macquarie ran Thames Water, the...

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