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Nick Ferrari takes trade union boss Steve Hedley off air after he asks LBC host: 'Have you stopped beating your wife?'

Nick Ferrari cut off a trade union boss during a live radio discussion about the planned London Underground strike action when he accused the LBC host of domestic violence.
Steven Hedley, assistant general secretary to the RMT union, appeared to lose his cool after he was questioned about the RMT walkout protest over the sacking of the Northern Line tube driver who failed a breath test before going on duty.

Source: The Independent
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Cameron in gear with bus gags – but stalling on tax

You wait half an hour for a lame gag about pink buses and then two turn up at once. “On Labour’s campaign, I would say that the wheels are falling off the wagon, but I think that they are falling off the bus,” said David Cameron. Boom, boom! “We now know that it ...

Source: The Guardian
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Edinburgh Trade Union Council lobbies Edinburgh City Council

The organisation, which represents trade unions in the capital, applied for permission for a deputation to be heard by the full council.
It said this year's budget, including cuts of £22m, "will damage services and worsen poverty" in the city.

Source: BBC News Corp.
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Thousands of workers at risk of expulsion in the Dominican Republic

The ITUC and the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) have condemned the serious attack on human rights in the Dominican Republic, affecting thousands of Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent and their families....

Source: ITUC-CSI
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G20 policies put at risk another 10 million jobs – Finance Ministers must focus on jobs and reducing inequality

G20 Finance Ministers must focus their commitments to increase global growth on policies that put jobs and raising living standards for working families at the heart of the economic recovery....

Source: ITUC-CSI
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UNISON calls for Govt to end arms trade with Israel ahead of today’s #Gaza demo

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has urged the UK government to “immediately end the arms trade with Israel”, calling the assault on Gaza “unjustifiable and totally disproportionate”. The union is also calling...

Source: union-news.co.uk
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Swazi Government Threatens to Strangle Union Leader

In July, the United States decided to suspend trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) to Swaziland, as of 1 January 2015. The decision was taken because the government has for years engaged in serious and systematic violations of the fundamental rights of workers. These violations include...

Source: ITUC
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