• February 24, 2012

    Plans to make even seriously ill or disabled people work without pay, or risk having their benefits cut, have met with wide criticism. There will be no time limits on such work placements, to be introduced when the Welfare Reform Bill has been passed by the UK Parliament.

  • February 1, 2012

    In recent months social media has proved its worth against some harping critics. The uprisings across the Middle East, the worldwide Occupy protest against unsustainable corporate neo-capitalism and the Spartacus Report revolt of disabled and sick people over punitive welfare cuts and changes: all these movements for change have benefited in a variety of ways from web 2.0 and beyond, from online crowd-sourcing, from twitter, from virals, and from 'internetworking'.

  • January 15, 2012

    Shocking statistics from the End Child Poverty campaign show that nearly 60 per cent of children living in poverty have at least one parent who works.

  • December 31, 2011

    The Trades Union Congress is hosting a major seminar on developing a positive agenda for disability and employment in face of government reforms and cuts.

  • December 13, 2011

    If they become unemployed, low-paid workers are most likely to be on the dole for more than six months, according to a new TUC analysis.

  • October 18, 2011

    A group of people opposed to the arms trade have been removed by police from the London Graduate Fair after peacefully protesting against BAE and Raytheon.

  • November 20, 2010

    Amnesty International has called on Saudi authorities to protect domestic workers from abuse, after the discovery of the mutilated body of an Indonesian woman.

  • November 12, 2010

    Welfare specialists have contradicted claims that government reforms will simplify the benefits system. They said the reforms could make it more complicated.

  • November 11, 2010

    I'd expected my views to be attacked when I appeared on the Moral Maze on BBC Radio 4 last night. What I had not expected was the extremism of the views pitted against mine. It's a sign of just how far to the right British politics has moved – particularly on issues of welfare and employment.

  • September 11, 2010

    The TUC says it may take 14 years for the private sector to create enough jobs to return employment levels to those before the recession struck.