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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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Ipsa has approved nearly £4k of expenses for MPs returning overseas for Thatcher debate
Green light for Thatcher tribute expenses

MPs travelling to Westminster today to praise former Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher are eligible for expenses of up to £3,750, it has been confirmed.

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Jack Mason: 'Some members of parliament are fully committed to transparency'
Comment: MPs’ expenses threatens public trust again

Before they even rebuilt public trust, MPs are up to their old tricks on expenses, with Jhn Bercow using privacy arguments to prevent Ipsa publishing details of parliamentarians’ housing arrangements.