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Two Nottingham residents, a wheelchair user and a retired paediatric nurse, dubbed the ‘Atos Two’, have been charged with aggravated trespass following a protest at the local offices of Atos ‘Healthcare’. They will stand trial at Nottingham Magistrates Court on February 27th and 28th.
Private companies accept free labour under government plans The coalition government has finally launched its controversial new back-to-work scheme that will see those claiming benefits forced into compulsory work programmes or risk being excluded from receiving further social assistance. The new work programme, dubbed without irony ‘workfare’, is an attempt by the government to not [...]
The number of unemployed people has increased by 753,000 to reach 2.38 million, the largest increase since records began in 1971, according to figures just published by the National Statistics Office. Other figures reveal that the total number of people in employment for the three months to May 2009 has fallen to just under 29 [...]