Author Archives: Tony Burke

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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Great cartoon from USA – 10 Reasons Why We Are Against Unions

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Long Read: Defeating Boris Johnson Means Not Underestimating Him

By Simon Fletcher and republished with permission Simon Fletcher is a left wing political strategist and campaigner who has held senior positions working for socialist politicians including the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone and organising Jeremy Corbyn’s successful leadership election. He has fought against Boris … Continue reading

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Victory At ExxonMobil In Aussie After Two Year Picket

Oil and gas workers in Longford, Victoria, Australia, have dismantled their picket line after a mammouth 742 days, following an agreement ending a long-running dispute with ExxonMobil and its maintenance subcontractor, UGL. The victory against the world’s sixth biggest company, ExxonMobil, by … Continue reading

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This Is What Democracy Looks Like Event

The Electoral Reform Society and Politics for the Many are launching a major conference on the 31st August in Manchester to inspire the next generation of trade union campaigners for a fuller democracy in the UK, 200 years on from the Peterloo … Continue reading

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Tommy Campbell: The trade unionist who stood up to be counted

Scotland regional union Tommy Campbell who is retiring from Unite as a regional officer speaks to the Morning Star’s Conrad Landin about a life of political and trade union struggle “CAN you imagine what it would have been like offshore … Continue reading

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Labour – Palestine

Please click here to read a model on Palestine for consideration for CLPs to submit to Labour Party Conference this year. The focus of the motion is on how Labour should respond not only to the proposals in Trump’s ‘Deal of the … Continue reading

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