Author Archives: Tony Burke

IG Metall European Elections Manifesto

Click here to download the EU election manifesto of the giant German trade union IG Metall – a very interesting read indeed. Fourteen pages long and very easy to read and in English too. Thanks to Marlene Roth at IG … Continue reading

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Brazil’s right-wing regime runs scared of Lula’s popularity

We need sustained campaign to secure an immediate release of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from prison Last year, on April 7th, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was jailed for “indeterminate acts” of corruption while millions across Brazil were … Continue reading

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Keep Trump’s Hands Off Latin America

VSC E-UPDATE, MARCH 2019. ► Standing up to Trump and May’s interventions in – and hypocrisy on – Latin America ► 1. Help us get to 4,000 signatories our petition against Trump’s ‘regime change’ agenda. We are within touching distance … Continue reading

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Honda: Stay In The UK #SaveHondaSwindon

To: Honda president and CEO Takahiro Hachigo Please see this important message and petition from Honda workers in Swindon, whose jobs are at risk. They need your support. Sign the petition here We are the workers from Honda Swindon. We … Continue reading

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Liam Fox’s desperate dash for trade deals is in tatters

It wasn’t supposed to be like this was is it? International Trade Secretary Dr. Liam Fox, currently second in the incompetency stakes behind transport secretary Chris Grayling (but just in front of Gavin Williamson) once told the UK that getting … Continue reading

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Abdullah Öcalan – International Delegation Statement

AN URGENT APPEAL TO THE GOVERNEMENT OF TURKEY AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY Abdullah Öcalan’s unlawful and inhumane isolation must be ended immediately. Otherwise hundreds of people who are on hunger strike in Turkish prisons and outside Turkey face certain death … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey On Channel 4 News

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Speech at the VSC Emergancy Rally January 31st in London

Good evening and thanks for coming out on such a bitterly cold evening here in London. I am Tony Burke, Chair of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign who called today’s event and I am also speaking on behalf of Unite the … Continue reading

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Workers Uniting Statement On Venezuela

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Norweigian Union Merge

Leaders of two of Norway’s largest labour unions have merged. Together they will represent around 160,000 workers in the transport, construction, hotel, restaurant and automobile sectors. Fellesforbundet was already Norway’s second-largest trade union federation, with around 140,000 members. It was … Continue reading

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