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Issue No. 2454

Crisis created insecure jobs

Only a quarter of the world’s workers are on permanent contracts, a new report said. 

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) said the financial crisis led to more insecure jobs.

The number of workers on wage and salaried work make up half of global employment but only 42 percent have a permanent contract.

Travellers beat Wetherspoon

A group of Travellers has won £24,000 in damages after a Wetherspoon pub refused them entry in 2011.

Judge Hand QC ruled that there had been direct discrimination.

Andy Coulson is back in court

David Cameron’s former spin doctor Andy Coulson has gone on trial in Scotland for alleged perjury. 

At the trial in Edinburgh Coulson pleaded not guilty to lying in the 2010 perjury trial of socialist politician Tommy Sheridan.

Fury at plan to meet Charles

Protests were planned against the disgraceful decision of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams to meet prince Charles on Tuesday of this week. 

Relatives of people killed in the Ballymurphy Massacre in August 1971 by members of the Parachute Regiment were set to join them. 

Charles is colonel-in-chief of the regiment.

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Tue 19 May 2015, 16:20 BST
Issue No. 2454
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