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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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Stark warning for NHS IT
NHS IT system warned of ‘bleak future’

The NHS computing system faces a “bleak future”, with delays, escalating costs and clinician disillusionment, the latest report into the struggling system has concluded. The Commons’ public accounts committee (PAC) concluded a review of the National Programme for IT with the warning that urgent action is needed to improve services. Problems identified by PAC include… Read more »

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NHS IT upgrade system rocked by withdrawal of key contractor Accenture
NHS IT upgrade dealt another blow

Opposition parties last night raised doubts about the £6.2 billion project to upgrade IT in the NHS after a key contractor pulled out. Accenture has handed over its responsibilities for delivering the programme in the north-east and east of England to Computer Science Corp (CSC), in a nine-year contract worth about £1.9 billion. The upgrade… Read more »