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Reality check on Osborne’s ‘recovery’

According to much of the media this week – the worst is over, the recession is yesterday’s mashed potatoes and according to Danny Alexander the economy is in the ‘fast lane’. The media swallowed the Tory-LibDem spin hook, line and … Continue reading

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GDP Figures: Working Still People Paying The Price And £40 A Week Worse Off

The restoration of the economy to the position it was in 2008 is a sign of progress, but there remain serious causes for concern according to Unite. The latest GDP figures show that the economy has grown by 0.8% returning the … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: “Ministers limping to 2015 general election”

In a briefing to MPs Unite says that the Queens Speech shows that the Coalition Government had run out of steam, was limping to the General Election ad that the Lib Dems have been ‘toxified’ by Coalition policies. The briefing … Continue reading

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Merseyside: No More Austerity Rally – Peoples Assembly, CTUF, IER

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BIS Union Report Shows Membership Growth – And You Are Better Off In A Union

The Trade Union Membership Statistical Bulletin for 2013 issued by BIS on May 28th shows a small but welcome union membership growth in the private sector and shows that workers are still better off joining a union. The report shows … Continue reading

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Cameron alienates Tory voters as poll finds overwhelming opposition to AstraZeneca takeover

Just 14 per cent of people think that Pfizer’s proposed takeover of AstraZeneca is in the UK’s interests with less than 1 in 5 (19 per cent) confident that the government is doing enough to safeguard UK jobs and skills, … Continue reading

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Re-nationalise Railways Say Prospective Labour MPs In Commuter Belts

Labour should renationalise the rail industry if it wins the next election, 31 prospective Labour MPs has said. In a letter to The Observer (see below) they said services should be returned to public ownership when current franchises end. The … Continue reading

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US College Football Players Vote To Form Union

The world of sports in the USA has been rocked by a decision of Northwestern collage football players (US style football that it – not soccer!) to form a union and seek union recognition using the USA’s system for determining … Continue reading

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Update: Teksid Strike Ends With Win For Los Mineros

Further to previous reports on this site workers at Teksid Iron of Mexico have lifted the work stoppage that began last week after approving, in an ‘impromptu assembly’ (mass meeting), an agreement signed between the Metal and Mineworkers’ Union (Los … Continue reading

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Update: Teksid Workers Plan All Out Strike

Workers at the Teksid Hierro plant in Mexico have continued to strike against the imposition of the yellow, stooge union, CTM by the company at the foundry. They stopped work again on April 20th after three workers were sacked. Workers … Continue reading

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