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MPs vote to ‘sell’ employment rights

MPs vote to ‘sell’ employment rights

The much maligned Shares for Rights scheme is back with a vengeance after being snuck back in by the coalition government, it has been revealed. The scheme effectively allows employers to “sell” shares to employees, in exchange for important workplace rights, including redundancy payments, unfair dismissal, flexible working, time off for training and maternity leave, among others. Employees would be[Read More...]

‘British workers face annual pay cut’

‘British workers face annual pay cut’

The government has raided the bank accounts of every single citizen in the UK by dramatically and deliberately reducing their spending power over the last few years, according to one economic analyst. Simon Rose, financial journalist, and spokesman for Save Our Savers has revealed how the gradual increase in inflation has slowly eroded our savings. Although many people have become[Read More...]

Victim of rape in the Yugoslavian war

Deadlier than a bomb: War and the female holocaust

“A nation is not conquered until the women’s hearts lay on the ground.” – Cheyenne Indian saying War is often romanticised by those who have not had the misfortune to experience it. Or more specifically, by those who have not been on the receiving end of a repeated campaign of wide-spread, orchestrated sexual violence. Such violence has recently been described[Read More...]

Jayne Storey

‘Mindfulness makes business sense’

Encouraging employees to practice mindfulness and meditation in the workplace can boost productivity and enhance concentration, according to two new findings published recently. According to Jayne Storey, a performance coach who has helped to train Olympic athletes, celebrities and directors in top businesses, practicing “mindfulness” in the workplace helps employees to quickly and easily become more efficient. As the founder[Read More...]

Vision of Young Voices shows urban poets at their best

Vision of Young Voices shows urban poets at their best

When people think of poetry, they often think of the great William Shakespeare, Wordsworth or W.B Yeats or some other famous British poet. The truth is, as talented as these poets are, many of those who are not familiar with the written verse, think of it as a posh pastime for the middle and upper classes. Nothing could be farther[Read More...]