Author Archives: Tony Burke

Marxists, evangelicals, business executives, working class activists — meet Mexico’s strange new ruling coalition

“A good overview by a reporter who knows Mexico’ – Ben Davis, United Steelworkers. By Dudley Althaus, Washington Post, July 6th In winning Mexico’s presidency by a landslide, Andrés Manuel López Obrador is carrying with him into office an untested … Continue reading

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Unions Welcome Tata – Thyssenkrupp Agreement

The trade unions within Tata Steel UK (Unite, Community and GMB) have welcomed the announcement that Tata Steel and thyssenkrupp will form a joint venture. The three unions recognise the industrial logic of this partnership and consider it the best … Continue reading

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USA: Massive attack on trade union in Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31 decision

From Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO The Supreme Court heard a case on June 27th (Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31)  brought by the rich and powerful who are trying to take away your freedom to join in union. The American labor … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO and ETUC Support Fair Trade Practices

AFL-CIO and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) issued a joint statement today on trade and multilateralism on June 15, 2018: The working people of the United States and Europe have been harmed by unfair trade practices, including China’s deliberate … Continue reading

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Unsung Hero: The Jack Jones Story – Trailer

Unsung Hero: The Jack Jones Story – Trailer from Hurricane Films on Vimeo. ‘Unsung Hero – The Jack Jones Story’ is a documentary on one of the greatest British figures of the past century – a man who exercised more … Continue reading

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VSC Statement On Venezuela’s Presidential Elections

Venezuela’s Presidential elections on Sunday May 20th saw Nicolas Maduro re-elected. With 92.6 percent of the votes counted, Maduro had 5.8 million votes (nearly 68%), with his closest rival, former governor Henri Falcón getting 1.8 million votes.  Two other candidates … Continue reading

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Speech at Labour Party State of the Economy Conference, May 19th

Tony Burke – ‘Brexit and the post Brexit economy and Labour’s Industrial Strategy’ Intro – Brexit Thank you for the invite to speak today. I would like to start by saying something very briefly about ‘Brexit’. The main objectives for … Continue reading

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Guide To Venezuelan Elections This Weekend

With much of the printed media in the UK and USA already describing the Venezuelan elections being held this weekend as being ‘flawed’, or worse, and stating that even if elected by popular mandate Maduro’s government will be under siege I … Continue reading

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Speech at the launch of ‘A Trade Governance Model That Works For Everyone’ – London May 10th

Good evening and thanks for the inviation to speak this evening. Unite and the TUC has worked with all of the bodies who took part in the work of publishing the document A Trade Governance Model Thats Works For Everyone … Continue reading

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Venezuela Solidarity Campaign : Forthcoming Presidential Elections In Venezuela Explained.

Presidential elections will be held in Venezuela on 20th May. Venezuela Solidarity Campaign has produced a short executive summary of an earlier Q&A document outlining the truth about the vote and rebutting some key myths and misrepresentations peddled by Trump … Continue reading

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