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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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Home secretary to announce plan to install metal detectors at school entrances
Metal detectors for ‘knife crime schools’

Metal detectors will be installed at secondary schools most at risk of knife crime, the government is set to announce. Under plans to be unveiled by Jacqui Smith in February, alarm systems will be fitted at gates of selected schools in London, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham. “More detail will be available in the tackling violence… Read more »

Teachers given greater freedom
Teachers handed freedom to pick subjects

The secondary school curriculum is to be radically relaxed in order to give teachers more freedom in the classroom. The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) announced today teachers will be given free reign over a quarter of the school day. This could see secondary school pupils learning subjects as diverse as mandarin and financial management…. Read more »