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Budget – roads up, rail down, cycling/walking unclear

The draft Scottish Budget 2016-17, coming right after the Paris Climate Summit, continues and worsens the Scottish Government’s unsustainable trans

Government completes U-turn to allow fracking under national parks, amid Tory rebellion

Drinking water and national parks in fracking firing line

In the face of Government further weakening fracking rules, we need to redouble our efforts to keep the UK frack free. ​

The life and times of a low-pay parent

The government’s tax credit U-turn has saved many workers from a huge drop in income. But low pay still looms large for UNISON members.

Local government members to be consulted on pay offer

Local government members will be consulted in the new year on the employers’ pay offer for 2016 and 2017, in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Government “trying to pull a fast one” on fracking in National Parks

Climate deal has potential to be “historic” if states honour their commitments

World leaders have signed an agreement that will determine the global response to climate change for the next 15 years

Climate deal makes history

In Paris last weekend, 195 countries agreed a new global deal to tackle climate change.

Thousands rally at Paris climate talks: in pictures

Here are some pictures from a great weekend.  © Victor Barro/Friends of the Earth International  

Refugee Christmas appeals

Branches and activists have asked for union advice on how they might offer practical solidarity and support to refugees this Christmas.


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