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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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School's out: Students and teachers will unite to demonstrate against the cut to EMA today
Students and teachers unite to fight EMA cut

By Ian Dunt Students and teachers demonstrated in cities an d schools across the country today to battle government plans to cut the EMA payment. The Educational Maintenance Allowance, which is paid to 16-18 year olds from low-income households who stay on in education, is set to be scrapped as a money saving measure. The… Read more »

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Unions bitterly oppose Mr Gove's drive for more academies
Gove bids for massive expansion in Academies

By Peter Wozniak The offer of academy status will be extended to all schools in England, Michael Gove will announce today. Previously, only schools rated outstanding by Ofsted were eligible for the status which removes schools from local authority control. Under the education secretary’s proposals, all schools, primary and secondary, can take it up –… Read more »