There’s one industry that’s booming despite the recession—recycling. Waste management firm Veolia reported a 6.7 percent rise in the revenue from its UK waste business to £1.38 billion in 2011.
It can seem like common sense that migrant workers would cause wages to fall. After all, if they’re willing to do the same work for a lower wage, surely there will be downward pressure on pay?
"I work in a factory of 500, almost all of them migrant workers like myself. When I started there were only about 30 or 40 people in the union, and no union recognition.
Avoiding tax isn’t just for comedians and ageing boy bands—it is the way British capitalism operates.
Four out of the eight accident and emergency (A&E) departments in north west London could close within 12 months.
Supporters of closures often argue that many patients currently going to A&E could be treated better elsewhere.
McKinsey, a US‑based consultancy firm, has picked up NHS contracts worth £5 million in north west London. it is also providing advice on cuts and closures there.
Local government workers who have been battling to save their pensions are being offered a deal that means massive cuts.
Supporters of the deal claim that career average pensions can be better. But the only way to make that claim is to be very pessimistic about pay.
The nuclear industry is to be subsidised via our electricity bills, at an expense of up to £200 a year for the average household.
It is more than 15 months since the meltdown of four nuclear reactors in Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.
Childcare services are a necessity for millions of parents in Britain. Without childcare they could not go to work.
How does childcare in Britain compare to that in the rest of Europe? The Tories claim to be following the example of the Netherlands, which uses a network of "host agencies" to run its childcare system.
"Contemporary forms of slavery" exist in Britain. That’s the conclusion of research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
The Tories are making life harder for those at risk of forced labour.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is under constant criticism for failing to seriously investigate police crime.
There were 30,000 cops and one Socialist Worker journalist. The march against police cuts on Thursday of last week wasn’t pleasant.
The government’s decision to close 36 of 54 remaining Remploy sites will throw 1,752 people out of work. All but 234 of them are disabled.