October 30, 2013

Government Gambling with Public Safety (Letter to Western Mail)

Sir, Yesterday, Labour called a Commons debate on the Tory/Lib Dem plans to privatise the Probation Service. This will see the supervision of 12,000 serious and violent offenders in Wales handed over to private companies. Wales Probation, the third biggest Probation Trust in England and Wales will be abolished. Whitehall will commission services on behalf of Welsh communities and hand …

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October 25, 2013

Over 800 Civil Service Jobs in Wales to be Privatised and Outsourced to India

Civil servants across Wales and their union PCS, are demanding that David Cameron and Nick Clegg halt the latest in a series of civil service privatisations that will see 800 jobs in Wales axed and based abroad instead. The UK Government’s programme of privatisation of civil service HR, payroll, procurement and finance functions, outsourcing thousands of jobs to private bidders …

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October 22, 2013

10 Ways the Lib Dem/Tory Government is Failing Us Badly

Three and a half years in, the Lib Dem and Tory government is failing us badly. When people vote for their MP, they place their trust in that person to understand their concerns and aspirations. They want their interests represented effectively and for their MP to take responsibility and be accountable. Since the Liberal Democrats formed a coalition government with the Tories …

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October 22, 2013

“Being threatened with violence while you do your job is completely unacceptable wherever you work” – Jo Stevens

Last year 4% of retail staff across the country were attacked at work and 34% were threatened with violence. Currently these kinds of assaults are sentenced under Common Assault guidelines. Under these guidelines it is an aggravating factor to assault a public sector worker. However this does not apply to the thousands of people working in the private sector in Cardiff …

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October 17, 2013

Labour Will Act on Tackling Payday Lending in Cardiff

Jo Stevens welcomes Labour’s promise for a new levy on payday lender profits, to tackle the high interest rates of Cardiff’s legal loan sharks Ed Miliband today set out how the next UK Labour Government will raise millions of pounds through a levy on the profits of payday lenders – money which will be used to give a huge boost …

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