Tune into the fortunes of a recently redundant worker from MG Rover. Here the BBC are charting the life of a logistics operator in the week following a redundancy notice. It's only day two and quite brief, nevertheless it highlights what an uphill battle it can be when you dedicate the best part of your life and career to a company only for it to implode due to "market forces".
POSITIVE STEPS TOWARDS A NEW JOB - BBC NEWS
In Scotland the T&G union is using the general election campaign as a forum for better working conditions and increased local regulation. These kind of matters have hardly crept on to the political agenda in recent years and it's a shame that little is likely this election time lobbying.
BUS DRIVERS URGING HOURS SHAKE-UP - BBC NEWS
Also in Scotland the unions are trying to target students who work part-time. If my memory serves me well less than one in ten young workers (18-25 years) belong to a trade union (much less than their parents' age) and this is a good idea to create awareness of collective work-related association. However, without encourging active membership and participation it's unlikely to bear much fruit.
UNIONS TO TARGET WORKING STUDENTS - BBC NEWS
On a final note, thanks to those bloggers who have completed my questionnaire in the last few days. And for the comments about the questions themselves!