It seems that Tesco finally bowed to public pressure and is no longer expecting the jobless to line-up and provide them with four weeks of unpaid labour. Whilst I was pleased to read this, it was too little, too late for me. Do Tesco expect us to be pleased that they’re finally offering to pay people in return for their hard work?
This has taught us an awful lot about Tesco’s ethical beliefs. The company was happy to accept unpaid labour before the public knew about it, but as soon as they started receiving negative press coverage, they brought the scheme to a hasty close. Surely if they can afford to pay workers now, then they could’ve afforded to pay them before this hit the media?
I equally horrified when Chris Grayling claimed that Tesco were offering a “public service.” Would it still be a public service if I advertised for a person to spend 4 weeks cleaning my house and emptying the cat’s litter tray? They’d be gaining cleaning experience! Additionally, I wonder if Tesco offered placements in their accounts department, HR department, management, or any of those other areas that are notoriously difficult to gain work in. Or was it just the shop-floor?
A man has been arrested after shots were blasted at a house in Salford last night – the third firearms incident in the area in two days.
Police were called to Hayfield Road in Claremont at 10.50pm after reports that a gun had been fired at a property.
Armed officers found gunshot damage to a house and shotgun cartridges in the road.
A man arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm remains in police custody for questioning.
Two hours earlier, at around 8.15pm police also received reports that two men on a motorbike approached a 37-year-old man on Carina Place in Lower Broughton.
The man was threatened with a gun but no shots were fired and there were no injuries.
The offenders were both clad in black motorcycle leathers, one with a white and red helmet, the other black.
The incidents come just 48 hours after two men were shot at the junction of Hayfield Road and Winchester Road.
It worries me after comments made yesterday on local radio of the issues relating to drugs and guns within the city,Are labour and the Police struggling to come to terms?
February 28, 2012
Female novelist’s work to be celebrated as part of International Women’s Day at Salford’s Working Class Movement library
Parts of Manchester are becoming no-go areas where drugs gangs are effectively in control, a United Nations drugs chief said today.
Professor Hamid Ghodse, president of the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), said there was "a vicious cycle of social exclusion and drugs problems and fractured communities" in British cities including Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester
He said can you imagine what the LiBERAL democrat leaflets will have to say? they will have to praise the achievements of the Government,and the Government is TORY.
The Tories are already planning to rule alone so what’s left for the Liberal Democrats apart from total wipe out.All this from a party who is training its members how to deal with Black people and Northerners.
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around every Local Election Road works,cynical Labour that’s for you to judge.
Who would have thought Ordsall once famous for it’s Hall and the Docks now as residents that fear to walk the streets at night,Weaste and Claremont has had it’s fair share in shootings and stabbings who’s next? but crimes down and we still see our PCSOs patrolling the streets for us,when was the last time you saw a copper in Salford?
Over the past months, our campaign to stop Cameron destroying our NHS has just kept building.
Health professionals, patients and the public all want to stop Cameron’s Health Bill. The House of Lords are still debating it, and it has to go back to our MPs in the Commons before it becomes law.
That’s why, next Wednesday, there will be a massive rally to save our NHS, right opposite Parliament. Together, we’re going to send the strongest possible message to Cameron and Clegg that they need to start listening, and drop this Health Bill.
Will you join me at the rally?
Those who work in the NHS, and those who use it will gather in Central London to call on this Government to think again.
And, if you can’t make it to the rally in person, you can sign up to join us online. We’ll be asking those who can’t get to London to tune in for a webcast of the live event, and to make as much noise online as you can. Tweet about it, blog and comment about it, or share it on social networks. We can get the internet buzzing in a way the government can’t ignore.
We have to keep the pressure up on Cameron over his Health Bill. Together, we can send him a message that the public won’t stand by while he destroys the NHS we know and love.