Archive of 10 March 2010

Mark Serwotka is general secretary of the PCS union

PCS plots more strike action

Civil servants are considering fresh industrial action after completing a 48-hour strike against changes to the civil service compensation scheme.

  • Brown looks to recovery, but spending cut headache won't go away

    Brown rises above cuts burden

    Gordon Brown has laid out his vision for Britain's recovery in a major speech on the economy, but the threat of further public sector strikes is reminding voters of the spending cuts still to come.

  • Images of Baby P's clothes shocked the nation

    Council leaders hit out at child protection targets

    Extra paperwork is making stretched social work teams struggle even more to keep control over their casework, council leaders have warned.

  • Short-sentencers let down by prison overcrowding

    £10bn bill for failing prison rehabilitation

    Prison overcrowding and poor management have been blamed for the limited progress prisoners serving short sentences make towards rehabilitation while in jail, a report has found.

  • This year's Budget is set for two weeks' time

    Budget set for March 24th

    Gordon Brown has confirmed the Budget will be held in "two weeks' time", ending speculation about an early general election.

  • David Miliband addresses MIT on Afghanistan, after chairing Afghanistan conference in January

    Miliband defends Taliban dialogue

    Dialogue with the Taliban is not the same as appeasement, David Miliband is set to argue in a major foreign policy speech in the United States.

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