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Blog — Fighting Back

We are all Daniel Blake!

In: Equalities, Economics, Fighting Back, Homelessness, Housing, Pay

Exactly half a century after the iconic television play Cathy Come Home sparked a national conversation about homelessness, another Ken Loach production will be released in cinemas nationally on October 21, is getting people talking – this time about our convoluted, austerity-driven benefits system which has robbed so many of their dignity. Read More »

BSL/English Interpreters’ careers under threat

In: Campaigning, Fighting Back

NUBSLI (the National Union of British Sign Language Interpreters) was set up in response to the threats faced by British Sign Language interpreters and translators, collectively making it clear that workers are not prepared to accept poor terms and conditions, unsustainable working conditions and inappropriate levels of remuneration. But due to government policy and the announcement of a national framework this threat presents a clear and present danger to the profession. Read More »

Don’t cut our Human Rights!

In: Campaigning, Equalities, Fighting Back

Unite the Union and PCS have launched a joint campaign to highlight the huge budget cuts of 25% over the next four years facing the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) which will result in nearly 30 members of staff being made redundant and mean the organisation will not be able to carry out its duties of holding the government to account on equality and human rights. Read More »

Access to Justice: Exposing the Myths

In: Campaigning, Fighting Back, Resources

A new publication from the Institute of Employment Rights demolishes the saloon bar myths disseminated by neoliberal politicians, employers’ organisations, and the right-wing press on workers’ access to justice. It shows that the system stacks the odds in favour of the employer, not, as is so often claimed, in favour of the worker. Read More »

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