Author Archives: Tony Burke

Len McCluskey At Trade Unions For Cuba Conference

2 November 2019 Good morning comrades and friends. I feel especially proud and privileged to be invited to speak here today. Here at this conference marking: the 60thanniversary of the Cuban Revolution Fand most particularly the 80thanniversary of the founding … Continue reading

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Community Wealth Building Briefing From Unite

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Uni Finance Declaration of Support For Lula

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Thirteen unions urge UK government to condemn Turkey’s invasion of Syria – and act to avert ethnic cleansing and potential genocide

Trade unions representing millions of UK workers and their communities have demanded that prime minister Boris Johnson deploy the UK’s influence to prevent a humanitarian disaster as a result of the Turkish invasion of north and east Syria. Thirteen trade … Continue reading

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UK auto makers prepare to shut down again fearing No Deal Brexit disruption

By Professor David Bailey, Professor of Business Economics at Birmingham Business School at University of Birmingham, Visiting Professor at Centre for Brexit Studies and Senior Fellow at UK in a Changing Europe. Republished with permission from Centre For Brexit Studies … Continue reading

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IndustriALL Europe makes the case for collective bargaining in new campaign

The giant European trade union federation IndustriAll Europe, which covers 7m manufacturing, mining and energy workers has launched a campaign which aims to demonstrate the positive impact of collective bargaining in delivering a better life for working people. The campaign … Continue reading

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UK Unions Warn: ‘This Is A No Deal Coup’

”The claim that the government is considering proroguing parliament in September in order to stop MPs debating Brexit is entirely false.’’ Government statement to the Observer newspaper.’ British trade unions reacted furiously and condemned the Johnson government’s actions in suspending parliament yesterday … Continue reading

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Brazil Solidarity Initiative Statement : Bolsonaro & The Destruction Of The Amazon

 We condemn Bolsonaro’s destructive plans for the Amazon, and the huge increase in illegal logging and mining since his inauguration. At the time of the rise of the far-right in Brazil, Bolsonaro’s close links to Brazil’s huge agricultural lobby … Continue reading

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How To Save Harland & Wolff

The future of Belfast’s Harland & Wolff shipyard could be guaranteed if the Government were to award the contract to build aircraft carrier support vessels to a UK Consortium. The Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions (CSEU), has been campaigning … Continue reading

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Brexit, Productivity And Competitiveness

By Professor David Bailey, Professor of Business Economics at Birmingham Business School at University of Birmingham, Visiting Professor at Centre for Brexit Studies and Senior Fellow at UK in a Changing Europe. Re published from original blog on July 29th … Continue reading

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