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Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers
Academy of Medical Sciences

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Barber sends warning to Brown
TUC warns Brown could pay ‘political price’

Gordon Brown risks paying a “political price” for attempting to “railroad” through public sector pay deals which unions have claimed amount to a pay cut. TUC general secretary Brendan Barber criticised Mr Brown for his handling of public sector pay deals, claiming his “rigid” approach has harmed workers’ morale. Ahead of the annual gathering of… Read more »

Straw ends 'constructive' talks with union
Ministers remain firm on prison officer pay

Ministers have insisted there can be no more money for prison officers, despite this week’s wildcat strike by more than 20,000 officers. The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) has now formally put its concerns to the justice secretary Jack Straw. Both sides say the talks were “constructive” but the government shows no signs of acquiescing to… Read more »