Author Archives: Tony Burke

Len McCluskey: It’s Time For A New Deal For Workers – No Going Back To Business As Usual

There can be no going back to business as usual Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey has said in his May Day message. In a message of solidarity to workers Len says that it is time for a new deal for workers, … Continue reading

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Unite: Remember the dead, fight for the living – International Workers’ Memorial Day

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey calls on people to ‘Remember the dead, fight for the living’ with a one minute silence at 11am on International Workers’ Memorial Day, Tuesday 28th April. “Safety at work is a right, not a privilege. … Continue reading

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Frances O’Grady: “We need a national council of reconstruction to rebuild the country”

This article first appeared in The Times Red Box, April 20th. By Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary Last week we watched one of our Second World War heroes, Captain Tom Moore, complete laps of his garden on a walking frame, … Continue reading

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Five Trade Union Federations Statement On Covid-19

Five of the worlds largest trade union federations (the biggest affiliates of the International Trade Union Congress) have issued the following internationalist statement on the Covid-19 crisis. The five trade union confederations include:  AFL-CIO (USA), DGB (Germany), FNPR (Russian Federation), … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: “We need to unite behind Keir Starmer to cleanse Labour of this shame

With the labour movement reeling from the revelations contained in the leaked report concerning how Labour HQ has handled complaints over anti-semitism in recent years, the party’s biggest affiliate has called for unity behind the new leader. Writing today (Wednesday) … Continue reading

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Keir Starmer appoints Labour frontbench

Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, said: “This is a new team that will take the Labour Party forward in a new era. Under my leadership, the Labour Party will be utterly focused on working in the national interest, … Continue reading

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Unions & Employers: We Need A Manufacturing Army To Beat Virus.

Unite, the doctors’ union, Unison, the British Medical Association, and the nurses union the Royal College of Nursing have joined together in calling for government to unleash a national effort to produce the protective equipment (PPE) millions of key workers desperately need … Continue reading

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“We’ve Got The NHS”

Here’s “We’ve Got The NHS” written and performed by Canning Town bluesman Bill Farrow with Richie Milton.  They are looking to do a gig around this to support the great NHS workers but looks like that can’t happen – so … Continue reading

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They used to be on the naughty step. Now the unions are front of house

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March 2020 Edition Of Media North – Download

You can download the new 8 page pdf edition of Media North’s latest newsletter by clicking on this link MediaNorth.March2020 It has some great reports from student journalists on the very successful February ‘It’s the Media, Stupid!’ Conference, along with our … Continue reading

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