Featured Blog Posts – March 2018 Archive (6)

Trans visibility is greater than ever – but that's a double-edged sword - The Guardian

Along with increased profile comes media hostility and divisive theoretical debates. Even so, there’s much to celebrate

Laverne Cox

“To you the press, I say shame, shame on all of you.” The words of Michael Singleton, coroner for Blackburn, Hyndburn and…


Added by Joanne Beaumont on March 30, 2018 at 10:26 — No Comments

Academy trusts use public money to pay 'unjustifiably' high salaries to bosses, MPs warn - The Independent

'Too often academy chains are falling short of high standards of governance, accountability and financial management and the Department for Education is too slow to react'

Academy trusts that pay their bosses “unjustifiably” high salaries could spend taxpayers’ money better on improving children’s education, MPs have said. 

Too often academy…


Added by Joanne Beaumont on March 30, 2018 at 10:11 — No Comments

Theresa May fails to guarantee women's refuges will not close amid funding overhaul - The Independent

Campaigners say four in 10 refuges could close if supported accommodation changes go ahead

Theresa May has failed to rule out the closure of some women’s refuges amid warnings from campaigners that a major funding shakeup could threaten the future of shelters for women fleeing violent partners.

In an interview on International Women’s Day, the Prime Minister was repeatedly pressed to…


Added by Joanne Beaumont on March 9, 2018 at 11:43 — No Comments

House of Commons denies staff work in ‘culture of fear’ - The Guardian

Allegations of bullying against several senior MPs unearthed by BBC Newsnight investigation

John Bercow, the House of Commons Speaker

The House of Commons has been forced to deny claims of bullying by several senior MPs including the Speaker John Bercow, amid claims staff work in “a culture of fear”.

Female clerks who work with MPs claimed to experience harassment…


Added by Joanne Beaumont on March 9, 2018 at 11:39 — No Comments

NHS staff offered 6.5% pay rise over three years if they forfeit day's holiday - The Guardian

Exclusive: £3.3bn deal nears for staff in England, eight years after last meaningful pay rise

A busy hospital ward

The government is set to offer around 1 million NHS staff a 6.5% pay rise over the next three years but is insisting that health workers give up a day’s holiday in return for the £3.3bn deal.

Ministers hope they are close to…


Added by Joanne Beaumont on March 9, 2018 at 11:37 — No Comments

Oxfam Haiti allegations: How the scandal unfolded - BBC

An Oxfam sign above one of its shops

Oxfam, one of the UK's biggest charities, has dominated the headlines in recent weeks following allegations its staff hired prostitutes while working overseas.

Since then, the story has continued to develop, with the Charity Commission launching a statutory inquiry - the most serious action it can take.

Oxfam - which has nearly 10,000 staff working in more than 90 countries - denies any cover-up.

Here is a summary of the…


Added by Joanne Beaumont on March 1, 2018 at 11:32 — 1 Comment

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