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Popular Sheffield Cafe first to recognise Trade Union

The workers and owners of a popular local café/restaurant have forged a union recognition agreement thought to be a first of its kind in the city. South Street Kitchen in Park Hill has agreed to undertake collective bargaining with their workers’ union of choice, Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU). The agreement means that the owners… Read more »

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BASC cooks up a storm with colleges across the country

BASC’s wild food team is celebrating educating more than 700 members of the next generation of chefs about game meat in the last year. BASC has worked with 36 colleges across the UK since early 2021 to highlight the field to fork journey of game meat to students and staff and to highlight and promote… Read more »

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Bill Rammell urges lecturers' unions to ballot their members on pay deals
Minister steps in to university pay dispute

The government has intervened in the university pay dispute and urged lecturers’ unions to put the latest offer to a ballot of their members. Higher education minister Bill Rammell said yesterday’s final offer of a 13.1 per cent pay increase over three years was rejected by union leaders “seemingly out of hand”. “I am extremely… Read more »

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Students will apply for university after A-level results
University admissions shake-up unveiled

Students will be able to apply for university after receiving their A-level results, in a radical shake-up of the system announced by the government today. Ministers hope to introduce a post-qualification application system (PQA) by 2012, to ensure students have the best chance of going to the university of their choice. Currently, young people must… Read more »