Campaign news archive - July 2010

No justice as police exonerated again

Ian Tomlinson died at the G20 protests on 1st April 2009. Today is also the 5th anniversary of the shooting by armed officers of Jean-Charles de Menezes. It has taken the CPS nearly a year to publish this report; their reasons are that it’s a “difficult and complex case”... Understandably the family of Ian Tomlinson was greatly concerned by the lengthy investigation fearing a cover-up and the impact this whole process has had on their lives. In April 2010, John McDonnell and leading civil liberties campaigners, MEPs and trade unionists wrote a letter to the Guardian to express their “growing concerns” about the investigation. [continue...]

Government attacks civil service workers’s rights

The Government intends to cut the Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS) - affecting hundreds of thousands of public sector workers – by scrapping the requirement to obtain the agreement of staff representatives before changes can be made to accrued rights. [continue...]


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