London, UK (BBC): Court and police interpreters have protested in Birmingham over contract changes they are calling “a disaster”. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) outsourced interpretation work to private firm Applied Language Solutions (ALS) in a bid to save £18m a year. But many interpreters refuse to work for ALS, saying their pay would drop greatly and the new system was failing.
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