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  1. Anglian Water boss scores £10m payout

    Pension Payout: The GMB union responded with anger today to the news that Anglian Water boss Johnson Cox has left the company with a payout of £10 million, according to accounts filed with Companies House.

    According to the union, the payout was funded by Anglian’s owners private equity firm 3i and three pension funds.

    GMB organiser Mick Ainsley said: “What is particularly galling and hard for GMB members to swallow is that earlier this year Anglian Water reduced the terms and conditions of water workers and made redundancies claiming poverty in light of the OFWAT determination to stick to the current five-year plan.”


  2. Morales suspends controversial road

    BOLIVIA: President Evo Morales ordered the suspension on Monday night of a planned Amazon highway that has sparked clashes between police and indigenous people who say the road would ruin a nature preserve that is home to their community.

    Mr Morales also distanced himself from the decision to break up a protest march on Sunday.

    His announcement came hours after police released hundreds of activists when mobs of local people blocked roads and an airport to prevent the detainees from being taken out of the area.

    “We repudiate the excesses yesterday at the march,” he said, adding that a high-level commission including international representatives should be formed to investigate the crackdown.


    See also here and here and here and here.

    Bolivian President Evo Morales has apologised for a brutal police crackdown on indigenous people protesting against a new Amazon motorway project.

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