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New national food strategy offers ‘little more than crumbs’

Responding to the publication of England’s National Food Strategy, Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union (BFAWU) said: “With 10 million people across the UK facing food poverty, this new strategy needed to bring meaningful change and recommend a ‘Right to Food’ law, instead it offers little more than crumbs… Read more »

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MDU and CORESS partner to promote safety in surgical practice

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS) an independent charity which promotes safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector. Founded in 2005, CORESS receives confidential incident reports from surgeons and theatre staff. These confidential… Read more »

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Bradshaw: Tories will ruin the renaissance
Tories ‘will kill culture’

By Ian Dunt The Tories will destroy Britain’s ‘cultural renaissance’ if they attain power, the media and sports secretary will say next week. In a keynote speech to pressure group Progress next Monday, Ben Bradshaw will argue that the Conservatives view Britain’s creative industries as a “luxury add-on” rather than a central part of Britain’s… Read more »

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Royal Mail faces over 70,000 walkouts tomorrow
Royal Mail privatisation threat grows as strikes continue

By politics.co.uk staff The Conservatives could privatise the Royal Mail outright if they win the general election and strikes continue, it has been reported. The Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) is holding the second of three days of strikes today after talks with Royal Mail managers failed to produce agreement earlier this week. Growing public dissatisfaction… Read more »