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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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Some prisons are housing almost double the number of prisoners they were intended to hold.
Overcrowded prisons ‘act as a university of crime’

By Liz Stephens Overcrowded prisons and high reoffending levels are being deliberately overlooked by ministers according to a damning report published today. The Prison Reform Trust published figures showing some prisons are housing almost double the number of prisoners they were intended to hold. The Trust also found that overcrowded jails were not preventing re-offending…. Read more »

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MPs savage UK Parole Board
MPs savage UK Parole Board

By Ian Dunt An influential committee of MPs has savaged the UK’s Parole Board, saying members are coming under pressure to make decisions on serious offenders without key information. MPs said the prison and probation services had proven unable to provide the timely and complete information necessary for the parole system to run effectively. “The… Read more »