#Union

30% Of Tory Activists Would Welcome Scottish Independence

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Politics

Fewer than a third of Tory activists believe that an independent Scotland would cause “serious damage” to the rest of the UK, a new poll has found...

The Definitive Ranking Of Eccentric BBC Question Time Audience Members

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK

7) The Woman Who Just Wants Her Country Back (Whatever That Means) This clip is from an episode broadcast from Doncaster back in April of l...

NUT Strike 2016: We Ask Teachers What Is The One Thing They Would Tell Nicky Morgan

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK

"Nicky Morgan's policies have made me feel attacked," Annabelle Jameel, a maths teacher in London, told us as she joined the National Union of Teacher...

Baffled at Brexit and Awkwardly British

Amelia Amin | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK Politics
Amelia Amin

Right now in the midst of defeat, let's hold on to our values, keep pushing for what we believe in, and be hopeful for the future. Oh and although it's somewhat unrelated, let's try to keep that nutter Donald Trump as far away from f*****g power as we can. We can do this!

Survey Reveals 'Scandalous' Pay Position for Teachers

Chris Keates | Posted 07.01.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Keates

A new survey by the NASUWT has found that more than half of teachers (57%) across England have not received or had confirmed that they will receive their 1% pay award this year. The survey, which attracted almost 7,000 responses from our members, revealed disturbing results showing that of those eligible for pay progression, 47% had either been refused or had not had a decision made by their school.

Swansea Rules!

Lloyd Harris | Posted 18.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lloyd Harris

Freshers' will be an incredibly exciting introduction to your life at university. However, you may find things slightly overwhelming at times, and even the most independent person can feel a bit homesick. Just remember, everyone is in the same boat and there's a vast advice and support network surrounding you.

Ashamed to be Black at NUS Black Students' Conference

Maz Hussien | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Maz Hussien

I would often hear stories from people that have attended events like this in the past - but experiencing it first-hand made it clearer to me more than ever that the 'black students' movement' is broken. It does not stand for equality and it certainly does not stand for the greater good. It is a drastically misinformed and hypocritical movement, stuck in the past and fuelled with unnecessary anger.

Scottish MPs Voting on English Laws: Is Federalism the way forward?

Lewis Parker | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Lewis Parker

The creation of an English Parliament would face considerable issues and political hardship; given the size of England in relation to the rest of the Union. However taking into account the current path we are on, I believe that the creation of a federal Britain is the only viable route we can take. This will help to create a more democratic society, paving the way for another 300 years of political union.

The Union Has Changed, But Northern Ireland Remains Unchanged as the Pork-Barrel Sectarian Principality

Brian John Spencer | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

The Union abides. Change is afoot, utterly. Scotland gets more power. England evolves. Wales will do its thing. Change is afoot - Except in Northern Ireland.

Award Winning Student Newspaper in Funding Crisis

Leo Garbutt | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Garbutt

Leeds Student is valued by students and is an asset to the reputation of both Leeds University Union and the University. Going forward, this must be recognised by the Union.

TfL Makes Surprising Tribute To Bob Crow

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

Bob Crow has been remembered across London in a series of tube posters, by the organisation that he most frequently rallied against. Poster tribut...

Poppy Politics

Patrick Thompson | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Patrick Thompson

This week the University of London Union released a statement telling its 120,000 student members that there would be no official presence at the ceremonies of remembrance from ULU. Individual members of the union's staff and sabbatical officers will be free to attend in a personal capacity, but not as representatives of the union itself.

Yes, Nationalise Grangemouth Refinery But Why Stop There?

Alan Wyllie | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Politics
Alan Wyllie

Like bankers before them, energy marketeers acted recklessly with a national asset. Providing a service became secondary to making a profit and this is simply not acceptable. We cannot allow energy companies to cajole and blackmail our nation and that is why we need to renationalise.

Labour Disunity Escalates Into Huge Row

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband is facing accusations by the head of Labour's biggest trade union donor that it is the victim of a party "smear" campaign after the Falkir...

Ed Balls Heckled By Unions For Supporting Pay Freeze

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Politics

Labour's shadow chancellor stood his ground over the need for pay restraint in the public sector today in the face of growing union anger which threat...

Tube Workers Reject London Olympics Pay Deal

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK

Leaders of London Underground workers, the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, have rejected a pay offer for staff working during the London 201...

Picking Sides: Free v Popular Speech

Jonty Langley | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK Politics
Jonty Langley

It is so important to hate Jeremy Clarkson for the right reasons. Doing so on ridiculous grounds just spoils it for the rest of us. I say this assuming you do hate him, which I don't recommend. It only encourages him.

'Recession Is Risk To Human Rights'

Huffington Post UK | Sarah Marsh | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Politics

The biggest risk to human rights comes from Britain's economic downturn, the chairman for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) warned today...

Making the Right to Strike Fair

Tim Leunig | Posted 29.01.2012 | UK Politics
Tim Leunig

The right to strike is an important one, but it is not one that should be unfettered. The public and private sectors should be treated equally.

DWP Offshoring U-Turn a Pyrrhic Victory for British IT Workers

Mark Hillary | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

It's a week now since technology giant Hewlett Packard (HP) tore up their plan to send 200 IT support jobs for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) offshore to India. Faced with the target of a 40 per cent cut in department costs it seems the DWP was willing to 'offshore' the jobs to a lower cost location, but as the celebrations die down have any jobs really been saved?

Lucy Sherriff

10% Of Students Dissatisfied With Their Degrees, Student Survey Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Universities have been warned they will be under pressure to raise standards in the face of increased tuition fees after figures showed nearly one in ...