Author Archives: Tony Burke

Review of ‘It’s The Media Stupid…..”

Download  the review of “It’s The Media Stupid….” published in ‘Cold Type ‘by clicking on the link.      

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Chris Stephens SNP MP says Governments have turned a blind eye to what’s happening in Turkey

Chris Stephens, Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow South West, supporter of both Freedom For Ocalan Campaign and Peace In Kurdistan interviewed by journalist Erem Kansoy. Chris Stephens highlights the importance of Öcalan’s freedom for peace in Turkey and the Middle … Continue reading

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Unions call for Covid-19 risk checks by Keighley firms

Keighley News 15thMay 2020 By David Knights NOBODY should return to work without a Covid-19 risk assessment agreed with the workforce or union, say campaigners. Keighley Trades Union Council has warned that workers could become victims of Government policies being made … Continue reading

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Ces Hero’s Du Corona…Que Ni Paieront Pas Le Crise

Download by clicking here special document (in French) from IndustriAll Europe Annecy Group trade unionists on No Return To Business As Usual & Trade Union Demands Post Covid Crisis. The view from CGIL-FIOM, (Italy); CCOO, (Spain); Unite, (UK and Ireland); MWB – … Continue reading

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Withering Assessment Of Johnson’s Bungling & How Starmer Got The Measure Of Him And The Tories

By Paul Waugh, HuffPost UK. Monday May 11th “Hope is not a plan”. That was one of the most candid assessments in the government’s new 51-page roadmap for easing the UK out of its seven-week coronavirus lockdown. For Boris Johnson, for so long the … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: “Decisions taken now will shape our country’s future – we need clarity to build public confidence” 

Responding to the statement by the prime minister broadcast this evening (10thMay), the leader of the Unite union has called for `clarity and caution’as the country continues to combat the coronavirus which has left the UK with one of the … Continue reading

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Union’s letter to Johnson: No return to work until we feel safe

Employers who fail to prioritise the wellbeing of their staff when they return to work should be held to account As the country debates how and when to get the economy up and running, it would be wrong to pretend … Continue reading

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It’s The Media Stupid

Media Coverage of the 2019 General Election dissected in a new book ‘It’s The Media Stupid’! which draws on expert writers to present controversial conclusions. Media Coverage of the 2019 General Election is dissected in the new book.’ This new book  – … Continue reading

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Survey: Britons are “hungry for change, hungry for a new deal now and post COVID-19 crisis”

A new national poll on behalf of the Unite trade union today (Thursday 7th May) finds the country ‘hungry for major change’ to how our economy works and how key workers are rewarded. The poll, conducted in the run up to May Day 2020 reveals … Continue reading

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TUC Employment Rights After Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the underlying weakness of the UK’s employment laws and we can expect there will be demands from employers for ‘more flexibility’ or attempts to weaken the already weak employment laws. European and global trade unions … Continue reading

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