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UNISON to form coalition with ASLEF

we'll keep the blue flag flying hereThe largest public sector union, Unison, has agreed on a coalition with the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) to address Conservative party proposals that a 40% threshold among union voters is required before any industrial action can be taken.

‘Without the extra support from ASLEF we simply wouldn’t be able to make a coherent, less-than-majority case to the public for shutting down public services,’ said Dave Prentis, leader of Unison.

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Posted: Jan 11th, 2015
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GCSEs to be replaced by Hunger Games

streaming at its best‘For too long, we have allowed young people to leave school without a basic grasp of mental arithmetic, grammar or machetes’.

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Posted: Aug 11th, 2014
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Commuters beg Unions to extend tube strike

the fresh air, the view, the mayor of London cycling by...London commuters begged London transport unions tonight to extend the current 48 hour tube strike indefinitely, citing “an immeasurable improvement to our quality of life and general well-being” since suspension of services began.

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Posted: Feb 5th, 2014
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Syria builds defences ahead of teachers strikes

Syrian officials have expressed concern over the threat of teacher strikes, even though teachers are admittedly not renowned for their ‘Shock and Awe’ abilities.

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Posted: Sep 7th, 2013
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Economy plunged into crisis as office worker loses pen

may have to go to arbitration, but willing to give stationery cupboard one last chanceThe economy entered further turmoil this morning when career civil servant John Smith turned up to work, sat down at his desk, reached for his pen and discovered it wasn’t there.

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Posted: Apr 29th, 2012
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