500 homeless charity staff to strike over pay and conditions from Friday

Staff at homeless charity St Mungos Broadway are set to go on a weeklong strike from Friday over changes to pay and conditions. The changes – that include a £5,000 pay cut for new starters and a £30,000 rise for the new CEO, according to Unite the Union – come after St Mungos merged with […]

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Weakened Taser Guidance Permits Use as Compliance Tool

Concerns over the legitimacy and safe use of Tasers by the police is gathering pace as lawyers, politicians and academics begin to pool their knowledge over a lack of research into its effects on public health and ambiguous  guidance on its use. Tasers were first trialled in the UK with firearms officers in 2003 before […]

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Prioritise mental health care for people in work, government report urges

A government report into mental health care has come under criticism after it called for preferential treatment for people in work. The paper (see page 11), by the chief medical officer Professor Dame Sally Davies, estimated that around 70 million days were lost to mental illness last year costing the economy between £70 and £100 […]

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