When I think of monolithic sportswear brands and their highly questionable supply chains, I just have to resign myself that the Gazelle and the Chuck T are both one of those "It was great while it lasted, and even though you're still hot, it just isn't working for me anymore," relationships.
The TUC was shocked at Tuesday's news of nearly 3,000 aircraft manufacturing job losses at BAE systems in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Unions have vowed to fight the cuts and the TUC will support them in any way we can.
Businesses can create their own identity through CSR, and should be encouraged to broadcast their philanthropic successes as a badge of honour.
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?
While talks with ministers will continue, it takes two to negotiate. Unions are on the dance floor, and the next dance is the tango. We do not yet know whether we have a partner.
Yesterday the Guardian reported that proposed new rules for party funding could result in the Labour Party being "ruined". But this is only a metaphorical straw landing on a camel with an already decidedly poorly back.
Am I the only one to feel a steady sense of disquiet when reading Toby Young's rather vitriolic comments on The Guardian's news splash on Free School funding?
Naturally everyone looks to Ed Miliband to lead the Party, but if the Party structure doesn't want to be led, and falls back on institutional inertia every time difficult decisions need to be taken, his job is made unnecessarily difficult.
This is not a fight we picked. But the government has been rumbled and its central argument destroyed, so it is a fight we are prepared to have if ministers continue to ignore the facts and threaten everything for which public servants have ever worked.