UK university staff strike over pension changes – live

Follow our live coverage as teaching staff begin industrial action over pension changes they say will leave them £10,000 a year worse off in retirementAre you a striking lecturer, or a student missing out on teaching? Email alexandra.topping@theguardian.


France plays catch-up coping with radicalized prisoners

Radicalized inmates in the general prison population can quickly start influencing others and endanger prison staff.

Northern Ireland

Lecturers on strike at Queen's and Ulster universities

Staff are angry at plans to change pensions and universities are 'working to minimise impact'.


VA Secretary David Shulkin has green light to purge dissident staffers: report

The investigation will be led by Shulkin's new chief of staff Peter O’Rourke, according to the report


One in 10 KFC staff could be worse off after chicken delivery crisis

The chicken delivery crisis which led to the closure of most of KFC’s stores this week could see one in 10 of its staff worse off, the company has said.


It Has Never Been More Important For Students To Support Striking Staff

If you’re a student in the UK, you’ve likely heard that UCU, the union that represents many staff on university campuses, are striking, but you might not be familiar with exactly why, or why you should get involved.UCU are striking overpropose


NHS 'dangerously' short of 100,000 staff

Figures show one in 12 posts in England is unfilled - enough to staff 10 large hospitals.


Cygnet Hospital staff member fired for sending abuse video

Details of the Cygnet Hospital worker's dismissal emerge as care inspectors return to the facility.

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Tight security eased near White House after suspicious vehicle scare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service eased tight security prompted by a suspicious vehicle on Wednesday, allowing White House staff to enter and leave the grounds and letting staff at the New Executive Office Building to return to work after an


Kushner-Kelly divide deepens over security clearance overhaul

White House chief of staff John Kelly has been locked in an internal struggle with President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner over his access to highly classified information for weeks now, a confrontation that has escalated amid

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Ex-Save the Children CEO accused of sexual misconduct by staff

Save the Children has apologized for the past inappropriate behavior of its former chief executive towards female staff, promising a fresh review into the charity's "organizational culture."


Deutsche Bank's UK staff are getting an extra 5 days of holiday – but it's making some employees worried

Deutsche Bank UK staff are to get an extra five days holiday, boosting the annual allowance to 30 days. The change takes effect on April 1, a few weeks after bonuses are announced in March. UK Deutsche Bank employees could potentially have 40 days holiday


Libraries without staff are 'just a room full of books'

Figures show the number of professional librarians in Wales fell by 20% in a four year period.


Cuts to Welsh libraries see paid staff fall by 20%

But the number of volunteers has increased 13-fold, from 93 to 1,288, figures show.

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Newsweek publishes critical piece on company after staffers threaten to resign

Late Monday night Newsweek's acting editor-in-chief, four senior editors and two reporters were ready to quit. After months of drama at the magazine, including a raid by the Manhattan District Attorney's office, the abrupt firings of their executive edito

United Kingdom

Ex-Save the Children boss Justin Forsyth 'faced complaints'

Justin Forsyth was accused of sending inappropriate texts and commenting on what female staff wore.


Save the Children’s former boss Justin Forsyth admits harassing three female staff as fresh sex storm engulfs charity

SAVE the Children was engulfed in a fresh sex storm after its former boss admitted harassing three female staff. Ex-No10 Labour advisor Justin Forsyth is also now under pressure to quit his current job – deputy director of UNICEF – after it em


Save the Children boss quit after admitting to sending ‘unsuitable and thoughtless’ texts to female members of staff

The former chief executive of Save the Children resigned after he admitted making "unsuitable and thoughtless" comments to three young female members of staff, it emerged on Tuesday.


‘Secret’ RBS bank report reveals how staff sold off struggling customers property to furnish their homes

A REDACTED document has today revealed the extent of mistreatment of small business owners by The Royal Bank of Scotland. In the wake of the global financial crisis small business owners came to RBS for financial assistance. The bank’s Global Restru

Rugby Union

Ian Williams dead at age 27: Doncaster rugby union ace tragically collapses in training

DONCASTER rugby union player Ian Williams has tragically collapsed and died during training for his club. The 27-year-old prop forward could not be resuscitated after the incident at Castle Park training ground. All the players and staff of the Dons offer


Are KFC staff being paid as hundreds of branches remain closed across the UK?

HUNDREDS of branches of KFC remain closed around the UK after a delivery problem caused the fast food chain to run out of chicken. But what about KFC workers? Are they being paid? We take a look. The fried chicken specialist has promised that staff workin

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Florida school staff members to return this week after mass shooting that killed 17

(Reuters) - Staff members will return to work on Friday at the Florida school where a gunman shot and killed 17 people in the deadliest shooting ever at a U.S. high school, district officials said, with students expected back next week.


Australian tax staff told to report 'long lunch' colleagues

The Australian Taxation Office orders workers to monitor others for inefficient behaviour.

United Kingdom

International Development Committee to quiz Oxfam bosses

Committee to quiz charity chief amid criticism over it handling of sexual misconduct claims by staff.


Trump White House Finally Confronts A Scandal It Can’t Quash With An ‘Alternative Fact'

#MeToo and photos of an ex-wife’s bruised eye forced Trump’s staff to back away from original explanations – and shredded the president’s credibility even further.

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