November 2016

23
Nov
2016
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Understanding care workers' pay and travel time

Care workers face many obstacles when trying to get a fair deal on pay. Trade union organisation is rare, employers are hammering down on costs, the government shows little appetite to regulate the (largely privatised) social care industry - and the courts are out of reach to many.

When ‘Mark’ worked providing support, care and assistance to elderly people in their homes, his employment contract said he would be paid £7.50 an hour. He’s since left the company, fed up of feeling exploited by a firm trying to cash in on this vital, hard, stressful work.


23
Nov
2016
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Climate change solutions: false, fictional and dangerous

 

Almuth Ernsting from Biofuelwatch explores why sci-fi climate change solutions are dangerous even though they will never be realised and why it's important that they are specifically challenged.

 


09
Nov
2016
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Eurotunnel: death at the fences, profits for Goldman Sachs

"We are ready to die"
At least 15 people were killed in or around the Channel Tunnel in 2015, trying to get past the militarised border. Meanwhile, Eurotunnel made a record €100 million profit, almost all paid in dividends to Goldman Sachs and its other shareholders.