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January 11, 2019 10:55 PM Lithuania court hands down landmark ruling about gay couples

The highest court in Lithuania has ruled that foreign spouses of gay citizens must be given residency permits. In a momentous ruling on Friday (January 11), the court denounced the practice of denying residency permits to gay spouses as discriminatory and against human dignity, according to AFP. “The refusal to issue permits cannot be based only on gender 125

January 4, 2019 2:58 PM Japanese lesbian couple to wed in all 26 countries with marriage equality

A Japanese lesbian couple is planning to hold weddings in all 26 countries where same-sex marriage is legal to protest their nation’s lack of marriage equality. University students Misato Kawasaki, 21, and Mayu Otaki, 22, will post pictures of the ceremonies on their blog during their six-month journey in an effort to convince readers that same-sex couples 90

January 3, 2019 7:42 PM Gay couple sue for right to marry in Hong Kong

A gay couple have filed a lawsuit to legalise equal marriage in Hong Kong. The two men, aged 21 and 31, lodged a claim at Hong Kong’s high court, arguing that not allowing same-sex couples to marry is a violation of their right to equality under the autonomous territory’s Bill of Rights and basic law, reports South China Morning Post. The 21-year-old 86

December 21, 2018 4:58 PM Beefeaters strike over 'unwarranted attack' on pensions

Members of two unions walk out for three hours at three London locations and further strike action is planned over Christmas. For the first time in 55 years, the legendary yeoman warders, commonly known as "beefeaters" staged a walkout over what union leaders called "an unwarranted attack on their pensions". Members of the Public and Commercial Services 97

December 18, 2018 3:24 PM MACRON PROTESTS: Now POLICE to join REVOLT

POLICE unions have expressed anger at President Emmanuel Macron’s government following five consecutive weekends of disruptive and often violent “yellow vest” protests across France. Alliance is encouraging officers nationwide to stay inside their stations and to only respond to emergency calls. “Police are not doing well and nobody is listening,” Frédéric 97

December 17, 2018 2:56 AM Workplace reforms 'will protect gig economy workers'

Workers on zero-hour contracts, agency employees or "gig economy" workers are to be better protected by a package of workplace reforms, the government says. Under new legislation to be introduced on Monday, staff would have to be told details of their rights from their first day in a job, including eligibility for paid and sick leave. Workers would also be given 71

November 5, 2018 9:24 PM Lloyds Bank 'to cut 6,000 jobs but create 8,000 new ones'

Lloyds Banking Group is expected to confirm it is cutting 6,000 jobs and creating 8,000 new ones as it overhauls its digital services. Britain's biggest High Street lender has been trying to reorganise as more people bank online, rather than going into branches. The 6,000 job cuts are expected to be spread across the bank and unions have been briefed 71

September 29, 2018 11:18 PM Teachers ‘bullying’ right-wing pupils as leftist union ideology infiltrates schools

CHILDREN of Right-wing politicians are being bullied by teachers and ostracised by classmates because trade unions have an iron grip on schools, it is claimed. It has strengthened calls for more free schools to stop youngsters being drip-fed socialist views in the classroom. “She turned to the class which is particularly ethnically diverse and said, ‘This 43

August 22, 2018 10:47 AM Labour raise record £56m in a year

According to official figures, Jeremy Corbyn's party earned almost £10m more than the Conservatives in 2017. According to official figures, Jeremy Corbyn's party had an income of £55.79m in 2017, with the Conservatives raising almost £10m less at £45.95m. Both major parties spent slightly less than the amount they raised, with Labour having an expenditure 52

August 14, 2018 10:05 PM Rail fares rises: Grayling pleads with unions and train firms

The rail industry should change how it calculates fare rises and staff wages to cut costs for passengers, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said. He has asked train operators and unions to use a different, lower, inflation measure to set pay and fare increases. The RMT union said it opposed Mr Grayling's call - made hours before January's rail fare rise is announced 51