• 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.

  • April 20, 2010

    The Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has come under attack from the Green Party for promoting the Liberal Democrats as the environmental option in the election.

  • April 5, 2010

    Anglican Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has challenged leaders of all political parties to invest in people and public services - in the face of talk of drastic cuts.

  • January 28, 2010

    A theatre company has drawn heavy criticism for advertising for a “white male actor” to play the part of Jesus in a central London passion play. Critics have accused the company of ignoring the historical reality that Jesus was Palestinian.

  • January 8, 2010

    Bullying of clergy is a major problem in churches across the UK, according to Unite, Britain's biggest trade union. They are calling for a change in the law to give ministers of religion the same employment rights as other workers.