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What’s changed about attitudes to free trade?

14 Mar 2016, By

I’ve already blogged once about the Wilton Park conference I attended recently on the subject of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) in terms of the impact of investor protection on democracy. But one of the hot topics at the conference was more about the impact of democracy on TTIP. The very next week…

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Fighting for fair pay at Express Newspapers

12 Feb 2016, By Guest

On the face of it, a shop steward negotiating with Richard Desmond is about as superfluous a role as Donald Trump’s equality and diversity advisor. The media mogul, labelled Britain’s greediest billionaire by my colleagues in the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), has not given his workforce at the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star,…

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Time to care: Homecare workers speak out

14 Jan 2016, By Guest

Can you imagine having to have someone else help you brush your teeth? How about to get you out of bed, or even to wash you? What if it was a stranger each time? Over half a million adults in the UK rely on homecare workers to help them with these kinds of activities, as well…

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The NHS funding squeeze must stop: A physiotherapist’s view

25 Nov 2015, By Guest

I have worked in the NHS for 19 years as a physiotherapist specializing in working with children. There have been some good and bad changes over this period of time, but none have had such a negative impact as the past five years of spending cuts and so-called ‘efficiency savings’ that I, and many of…

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The NHS is changing before our eyes: #FullyFundOurNHS

20 Nov 2015, By Guest

Some things will always be the same. Since I started in my role 8 years ago, the passion, dedication and commitment of my team of radiographers is, and always will be, strong. The unwavering focus on high quality, compassionate care is a credit to themselves and the profession. Going the extra mile to accommodate extra…

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