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BBC Licence Fee Victory!

27 Jan 21

We’re less than a month into 2021 and, while times are still tough for all of us, we’ve already secured a big win together. The UK government have just backed down from plans that could have slashed the BBC’s funding by hundreds of millions of...

What next for Scotland?

9 Oct 14

Before the Referendum, politicians promised to devolve more powers to Scotland. Since the vote, a debate’s been raging about what these powers will be and when they’ll come into force. But so far the debate has centred on politicians. The focus has been on what...

Fracking public consultation: one day left

14 Aug 14

The government is trying to change the law so fracking companies can drill under our homes, without our permission.  They’re consulting on the plan – but only for another 24 hours.  So let’s flood it with opposition. The government is sensitive to anything that might...

Zero Hours: Petition to Vince Cable

25 Jun 14

Imagine if your boss called you and said you were only needed for, and being paid for, five hours work next week. And probably not at all the following week. Would it be a problem making ends meet? For over a million people on zero...

Zero Hours: Public Consultation opens in Northern Ireland

25 Jun 14

In April, over 1600 members of 38 Degrees in Northern Ireland emailed employment minister, Stephen Farry MLA, to back his call for a public consultation on zero hours contracts. Great news – it worked! Yesterday, Stephen Farry MLA launched the consultation. Now we have the...

Zero hours: Update

26 Mar 14

Brilliant news! The huge response by 38 Degrees members to the zero hours consultation has made a massive impact. Last week in parliament Jenny Willott MP said: “We had more than 36,000 responses to the zero-hours contracts consultation […] so people clearly feel very strongly...