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Issue No. 2501

Lexit campaign gathers support

Lexit: The Left Leave Campaign is holding a rally with speakers from across Europe to put an internationalist argument against the European Union.

Speakers include Brid Smith, TD (member of parliament) for People Before Profit in Ireland; Quim Arrufat, international secretary of left wing Catalan party CUP; Alex Callinicos, SWP; Lindsey German, Counterfire; speakers from the French CGT union confederation and the Greek anti-capitalist left.

Lexit rally Wednesday 18 May, 7pm, Friends House, London NW1 2BG (opposite Euston station)

Care homes crisis deepens

There was a 17.5 percent rise in the number of care home operators going bust last year in England and Wales.

The new figures show the impact of cuts to local authority funding. They also show bosses would rather go under than accept a dip in profit to pay care workers’ slightly higher wages.

Sanctions for those in work

The government is preparing to randomly select people on low wages and put them on the same sanctioning regime as unemployed people.

This means their benefits can be cut off if they don’t show they are doing enough to get better paid work.

Some workers already face sanctions as part of the new Universal Credit benefit.

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Tue 26 Apr 2016, 17:42 BST
Issue No. 2501
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