All posts tagged: losses

Tata steelworkers vote to take industrial action over job losses | Tata

Tata steelworkers vote to take industrial action over job losses | Tata

Members of a steelworkers’ union have voted to take industrial action in protest at planned job losses at Tata. The company last month rejected a plan by unions to keep open a blast furnace at the Port Talbot steelworks, ending hopes of avoiding as many as 2,800 job losses. Community said more than 85% of its members backed industrial action. Unions are campaigning against plans by Tata to change production at its site in Port Talbot, south Wales, to a greener method of steelmaking. The Community national officer Alun Davies said: “Today our members delivered their verdict on Tata Steel’s job cuts plan, and they have voted to demand a better deal for the workforce. “Community balloted more than 3,000 members across all Tata Steel UK production sites, and more than 85% have voted for industrial action. “It should be noted this resounding mandate has been delivered in spite of the company’s bullying and unacceptable threats to slash redundancy payments. “We will now be consulting our members on next steps, and we urge Tata to …

Sunak urges Tories to stick with his leadership after party suffers shock election losses | Politics News

Sunak urges Tories to stick with his leadership after party suffers shock election losses | Politics News

Labour’s shock victory in the West Midlands mayoral election was a further dagger to Tory hearts after a dire few days of local election results. Sir Keir Starmer called it a “phenomenal result” which was “beyond our expectations” as Labour’s Richard Parker ousted Tory incumbent Andy Street, who had held the role for seven years. The margin of victory was a cruelly tight 1,508 votes, and compounded Conservative disappointment as it followed another loss to Sadiq Khan in London, who secured a record-breaking third term as the capital’s mayor. Local elections liveThe mayoral election results “People across the country have had enough of Conservative chaos and decline and voted for change with Labour. Our fantastic new mayor Richard Parker stands ready to deliver a fresh start for the West Midlands,” Sir Keir said. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 7:02 ‘Devastated’ Andy Street refuses to blame Sunak after West Midlands defeat However, in an effort to win back those who had deserted his party over Labour’s stance on Gaza, he added: …

5 Ways Tories Have Tried To Excuse Local Election Losses

5 Ways Tories Have Tried To Excuse Local Election Losses

The Conservatives are having a tough time trying to explain away the first set of damning results from the local elections. Less than 12 hours after polls closed, it was announced that the Tories had lost the Blackpool South by-election as well as three councils, Hartlepool, Rushmoor and Redditch. Rishi Sunak’s party is expected to lose hundreds more seats in councils across England and Wales over the coming days, too. Here’s how the party is trying to defend itself. 1. It’s ‘mid-term’ Tory party chairman Richard Holden justified the losses to Sky News by saying that the results are “typical for a government in mid-term”. Actually, we are due to have a general election this year. The current parliament’s term will end in mid-December – meaning this government is definitely not in the middle of its term. Sam Coates: Are you confident there won’t be a challenge from parliamentary colleagues… they’ll be seeing their seats going at a general election Richard Holden(Tory Party Chair): “These results are typical for a govt in mid-term” Mid-term… we’re …

Labour Frontbencher Mocks Jonathan Gullis Amid Tory Losses

Labour Frontbencher Mocks Jonathan Gullis Amid Tory Losses

Tory MP Jonathan Gullis was told by a Labour rival that he will be “toast” at the general election as Conservative councillors lost their seats across the country. Shadow postmaster general Jonathan Ashworth goaded the Tory deputy chairman during the BBC’s local election results programme. Gullis was elected MP for Stoke-on-Trent North in 2019 and has a majority of 6,286. After seeing that the Tory police and crime commissioner in Lincolnshire had managed to hang on, despite a 16% swing to Labour, Ashworth said: “That’s quite a swing, isn’t it?” Turning to Gullis, he said: “You’d be toast, if there was a 16% swing to Labour, wouldn’t you?” Gullis replied: “I’m laughing because Jonathan wants me to go. I don’t fear anything in Stoke-on-Trent North.” The pair clashed as Tory losses continued to mount across the country. Source link

Local elections LIVE: Rishi Sunak braced for major losses | Politics | News

Local elections LIVE: Rishi Sunak braced for major losses | Politics | News

The polls have just closed for 2024’s local elections, and over two days of counting and results announcing will now begin. Stay tuned for all breaking news, results, reaction and fallout here. You will also be able to see the full results, and find your local results here using our elections widget. The first results are due in around 12:30 in Eastbourne, followed by more in the North East from 1am. The key election result tonight to watch out for is the Blackpool South by-election, which was sparked by the resignation of former Tory MP Scott Benton. That’ll come in around 4am. Other big results, including metro mayor races in Teesside and the West Midlands will be out on Friday lunchtime, and Sadiq Khan’s fate announced on Saturday lunchtime. Source link

England, Wales vote in local elections as Tories brace for big losses

England, Wales vote in local elections as Tories brace for big losses

Millions of voters in England and Wales will cast their ballots on Thursday in an array of local elections that will be the last big test before a UK general election that all indicators show will see the Conservative Party ousted from power after 14 years. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will hope he can point to successes, notably in a couple of key mayoral races, to douse talk that the Conservative Party will change leader again before the United Kingdom’s main election, which could take place as soon as next month.  On the other hand, Labour Party leader Keir Starmer will hope Thursday’s local elections confirm what opinion polls have shown for two years – that Labour is on course for power for the first time since 2010. “The national context going into these local elections is very good for Labour and very bad for the Conservatives,” said Rob Ford, professor of politics at the University of Manchester.  As is often the case in British local elections, the run-up is about expectation management, so any outperformance …

Elite force bucks trend of Ukrainian losses on eastern front | Ukraine

Elite force bucks trend of Ukrainian losses on eastern front | Ukraine

Fifteen miles east of the garrison town of Lyman, a desperate fight has been taking place on Ukraine’s eastern front for months. The once verdant Serebryansky pine forest has been reduced to burnt-out stumps, reminiscent of images from the Somme, destroyed amid Russian attacks aimed at eliminating Ukrainian foxholes. Fearful that the frontline could crack last summer, Ukraine’s commanders deployed the Azov infantry brigade to the sector. Their task was and is to repel what “Maslo”, a 29-year-old staff sergeant with the unit’s first battalion, described as “constant assaults, every day, sometimes for 24 hours”. Occasionally the brigade makes dangerous counterattacks on foot. Maslo, the master sergeant of Azov’s first battalion, says that Ukraine is severely outgunned by Russia on the frontline. Photograph: Julia Kochetova/The Guardian Poor visibility, perhaps 30 metres where the wood is thicker, and a mismatch of equipment makes the fight harder. Maslo, whose call sign translates as butter, described a “more or less stable” artillery mismatch of five to one in favour of the Russians, though he believes it is closer …

Social Media Scams Continue to Dominate Losses

Social Media Scams Continue to Dominate Losses

A recent scam has popped up on X (Twitter) recently, in which fake accounts for real airlines seek to get ahold of passengers’ private information (WSOC TV, 2023). According to a new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report (Fletcher, 2023), Americans lost a staggering $2.7 billion from social media scams between January 2021 and June 2023. Today, social media scams are the most prevalent type of scam, defrauding Americans out of more money than phone call scams, text scams, and mail scams combined. The most reported social media scams in 2023 involved people trying to buy something marketed on social media, accounting for 44% of all reported social media scams. However, investment scams marketed on social media account for the highest proportion of money lost, accounting for 53% of the total losses. While social media sites purport that they thoroughly authenticate their sellers, a quick visit to Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok will reveal that this is not true. It is not rare to see the exact same article of clothing, worn by the same model, being …

The Little Losses of Everyday Life

The Little Losses of Everyday Life

Today I am launching this blog. It’s an exciting endeavor—and I hope I can provide some help for parents in understanding and doing the difficult parts of parenting. To begin, I am going to start with one of the most difficult subjects of all: loss. This post is the first in a five-part series about loss and resilience in childhood. Everywhere you look, someone is either writing or podcasting about how you should be raising your children: You should be more gentle; you should be less gentle. Your children need to develop an understanding of feelings; your children are overprotected and unprepared. Whether you are reading Sarah Ockwell-Smith or Johthan Haidt, you will find that you are doing it all wrong. What’s a parent to do? If you ask me, it’s not one or the other. Sometimes children need limits and sometimes they need help understanding their own feelings and the feelings of others. And when it comes to loss, they definitely need help. So do parents. How do we prepare our children for loss? …

Tory Peer Predicts Major Losses In Local Elections

Tory Peer Predicts Major Losses In Local Elections

The Tories are on course to lose more than 400 seats at next month’s local elections, according to a Conservative peer. Polling expert Lord Hayward said his party would have “a bad night” on May 2, piling even more pressure on Rishi Sunak. However, he said it “will not be a blowout for Labour”, with the party expected to gain between 200 and 250 seats as they are squeezed by left-wing and independent candidates. According to his analysis for Channel 4 News, the Lib Dems will gain around 100 seats, with a “surge” in support for the Greens seeing them gain 30 councillors. The Tory peer said small “disruptor” parties like Reform UK, resident groups and the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) could also damage the Tories and Labour. He said: “Overall, I expect the Tories to have a bad night but it will not be a blowout for Labour. “The new disruptors will probably have a greater impact on Labour than the Tories.” He said he would put the Tory losses at “somewhat …