Category Archives: Blogs

Down, But Not Out

Julian Vaughan, a great trade unionist on his quest to become the first working trading driver to sit in the House of Commons in 50 years. After standing as a Labour candidate in the last two General Elections, when you … Continue reading

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US Ban On TikTok: Could The UK Be Dragged Into A Trade War?

Buried deep in the US Senate’s foreign aid support package for Ukraine is a fast track provision to ban the Chinese social media platform TikTok unless it is sold by its Chinese owners ByteDance to a US-approved buyer, something ByteDance … Continue reading

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Ecuador’s Military Assault On Mexican Embassy : Statement By Mexico Solidarity Forum UK

The Mexico Solidarity Forum in the UK has condemned the assault on the Mexican Embassy in Quito after heavily armed special military and police officers (The Security Bloc) forcibly broke through the premises of the embassy of Mexico in Quito, … Continue reading

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Ceasefire – Free Palestine : You Tube Film by Unite’s Jamie Bramwell

This YouTube film and song about the genocide now happening in Gaza has been produced by Unite activist and construction section member from Merseyside Jamie Bramwell who releases his songs with his band Coalhouse. Please share widely.

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Nordic Tesla Investors Tell Musk: “You Must Obey The Rules”

The pressure on Elon Musk, the worlds richest man and CEO of Tesla who is refusing to reach an agreement on Collective Bargaining and union recognition with the Swedish IF Metall union, (who are being supported by other Nordic unions … Continue reading

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Tom Conway: International President of the United Steelworkers USA & Canada

The news of Tom Conway’s death came through on September 25th and was a great shock. Although Tom had been unwell for sometime, we had kept in touch. Tom was a senior official of the USW (International Vice President) leading … Continue reading

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Sarah Woolley: “Trade Union Movement Should Back Organise Now”

Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) is calling on the whole labour movement to back Organise Now, as it celebrates its first anniversary.  As figures show that 200,000 workers (mainly women) left the trade … Continue reading

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A Glorious History:  The Printing and Papermaking Trade Unions In The  UK & Ireland

For the first time the story of print and paper workers’ struggle for rights and trade union freedoms is brought together in one illustrated volume. From the resources of the Printworkers’ Collection at the Marx Memorial Library and Workers’ School, … Continue reading

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By failing to stand with working people, Labour is taking an electorally risky stance

By Simon Fletcher Keir Starmer’s backtracking on nationalisation looks like an excess of caution, when he should be boldly reaping the benefits of Tory disarray. Last week was a watershed for Keir Starmer’s Labour, laying bare the limitations of Labour’s … Continue reading

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The Metaverse is workplace and a labour issue

By VALERIO DE STEFANO, ANTONIO ALOISI and NICOLA COUNTOURIS First published at https://socialeurope.eu on 1st February 2022 The Metaverse has been talked about only in terms of gee-whiz technologies – but it raises very serious labour concerns. In mid-January, the … Continue reading

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