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2017 - The Year Of The Long-Term Climate Plan?

Together in UNISON we can make a difference in 2017

This week marks, for most people, the start of a new working year.

Public pay the price of job cuts

It might not make front page news, but the public pay the price when support staff are axed.

What are Donald Trump’s policies on climate change and environment issues?

The growing impacts of climate change are extremely serious and urgent.

Top 2016 Tweets – what and why

Below are the most popular Spokes tweets from the last 12 months, measured by the number of retweets (RTs).   A truly fascinating picture!!

Columban Calender 2017

A very Happy New Year to all our Columban friends and supporters.

JRI Conference 18 March 2017

BOOK NOW for the annual JRI conference to be held on Saturday 18th March 2017 at Bournville College, Birmingham.

Website Update

The JRI website is currently (28th – 31st December 2016) undergoing a makeover!

Toxic turkey risk over future of meat inspections, says UNISON

Christmas turkey, pigs-in-blankets and meat stuffing could become health hazards under moves to scrap independent abattoir inspectors employed by t

All emergency service workers want for Christmas is to be paid their worth

Responding to a TUC analysis published today (Friday) that found emergency service workers have suffered real pay cuts of up to £3,300 since 2011,


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Stop Climate Chaos Scotland:
This week will see the publication of the draft Scottish Budget
Columban JPIC:

Prayers of the faithful 2nd Advent Sunday (year B) (the following may be copied and modified as...

John Ray Initiative:

I have just been reading Paul Kingsnorth’s, Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist (London...

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