Author Archives: Tony Burke

TUC Organise 2020

Sign up now for loads of great on-line meetings…. https://www.tuc.org.uk/sign-organise-2020-events#.XvoAmc8Se6s.twitter

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Why the UK needs a national Recovery Plan – Webinar

UK manufacturing must be at the heart of any strategy to #Recover and #Rebuild our economy. Join our live webinar debate with leading opinion formers across industry and politics #ManufacturingMatters Thursday 25th June 11am – 1pm Register here: https://unitetheunion-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mVERzZ7ZRLCrIGZAd67dbQ……

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Brazil Solidarity Initiative & Covid19

Please consider signing our statement below. Just email  info@brazilsolidarity.co.uk with your name and position or what they would like to be listed as? “Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has consistently dismissed Coronavirus as “just a fantasy” and “media hysteria.” He has recklessly refused to … Continue reading

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The Brexit transition deadline will not be extended, says Gove. Can’t wait for the “Oven ready ambitious trade deal” they promised!

Michael Gove said yesterday that he informed his EU counterparts that the UK is not planning to extend the Brexit transition period beyond January 1st, the current date at which the UK must formally stop acting under EU trade and … Continue reading

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McCluskey: MPs correct to denounce British Airways as a ‘national disgrace’

A group of MPs from all sides of the Commons is absolutely correct in its denunciation of British Airways’ treatment of its staff, the leader of the UK’s most influential trade union has said today (Saturday 13th June). Unite general secretary … Continue reading

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Unite video demolishes BA’s ‘fire & rehire’ claims

A Unite video explaining BA’s finances ‘demolishes’ the airline’s claim that it must fire its workforce and rehire those that survive on inferior contracts.  The in-depth analysis of British Airways’ financial position reveals the true extent of BA’s plan to use the health crisis … Continue reading

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Labour Members – Speak Out to Stop Annexation

With the new Government in Israel threatening further annexation of occupied Palestinian land, now is the time for Labour members to speak up and support the global call from Palestine for “effective measures” to stop annexation. We must stand firmly … Continue reading

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ONLINE EVENT: Venezuela: Exposing UK complicity in Trump’s regime change plan Monday June 8th, 7.00pm.

Register here Facebook RSVP, share & invite here – retweet here to spread the word! With guests from Venezuela, investigative journalist John McEvoy, Dr. Francisco Dominguez, Susan Grey (VSC), Colin Burgon of Labour Friends of Progressive Latin America & Chair Tony Burke (Unite.) … Continue reading

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TUC Statement on the murder of George Floyd, Trump and the US Crisis

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Murdoch closes regional and local titles – Microsoft replaces journalists with robots.

The mantra that post Covid19 “the world will never be the same again” has been repeated a million times. This last week we saw the effects, not just of the virus pandemic but a move away from printing of local … Continue reading

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