UK

Edinburgh council workers to strike

Local government workers on the march in Nottingham

Council services across Edinburgh are set to grind to a halt after workers voted overwhelmingly in favour of a one-day strike.

TV Times - 18 - 24 August 2007

Irrational health

This weeks top selection is Richard Dawkins' investigation of alternative medicine.

Comments on the recent summer postal strike - by a striker, 2007

A postman looks at recent developments and future implications in the recently suspended strike.

As health workers prepare for ballot, Unison leaders back off

Karen Jennings - Unison national secretary

Unison national secretary has angered union activists by demanding that local branches take a position of neutrality on the issue of a below inflation pay offer.

UK: Post Office strikes continue

Workers at Crown Post Offices struck yesterday and on Friday, and are due to strike again tomorrow to stop plans to outsource services to WH Smiths.

Mischief Night - review

Its writer/director Penny Woolcock wanted Mischief Night to be ‘a very silly film about very serious issues’. Tom Jennings judges it spot on.

The ‘G’ Word - review

Tom Jennings' review of the graffiti art show at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead.

The Hive of Liberty - review

As a new edition of The Hive of Liberty is published Tom Jennings welcomes renewed interest in 18th century Tyneside radical Thomas Spence.

Rebelution - review

Tanya Stephens’ new album Rebelution is subtitled ‘a movement without denial or regret’ – making class-conscious ethics central to reggae’s message. Tom Jennings rides its rhythms.

This Is England - review

Tom Jennings' review of Shane Meadows' film based in the early skinhead scene and how it changed when fascists began to recruit within it.