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UK auto makers prepare to shut down again fearing No Deal Brexit disruption

By Professor David Bailey, Professor of Business Economics at Birmingham Business School at University of Birmingham, Visiting Professor at Centre for Brexit Studies and Senior Fellow at UK in a Changing Europe. Republished with permission from Centre For Brexit Studies … Continue reading

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IndustriALL Europe makes the case for collective bargaining in new campaign

The giant European trade union federation IndustriAll Europe, which covers 7m manufacturing, mining and energy workers has launched a campaign which aims to demonstrate the positive impact of collective bargaining in delivering a better life for working people. The campaign … Continue reading

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UK Unions Warn: ‘This Is A No Deal Coup’

”The claim that the government is considering proroguing parliament in September in order to stop MPs debating Brexit is entirely false.’’ Government statement to the Observer newspaper.’ British trade unions reacted furiously and condemned the Johnson government’s actions in suspending parliament yesterday … Continue reading

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Brazil Solidarity Initiative Statement : Bolsonaro & The Destruction Of The Amazon

 We condemn Bolsonaro’s destructive plans for the Amazon, and the huge increase in illegal logging and mining since his inauguration. At the time of the rise of the far-right in Brazil, Bolsonaro’s close links to Brazil’s huge agricultural lobby … Continue reading

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Brexit, Productivity And Competitiveness

By Professor David Bailey, Professor of Business Economics at Birmingham Business School at University of Birmingham, Visiting Professor at Centre for Brexit Studies and Senior Fellow at UK in a Changing Europe. Re published from original blog on July 29th … Continue reading

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Long Read: Defeating Boris Johnson Means Not Underestimating Him

By Simon Fletcher and republished with permission Simon Fletcher is a left wing political strategist and campaigner who has held senior positions working for socialist politicians including the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone and organising Jeremy Corbyn’s successful leadership election. He has fought against Boris … Continue reading

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This Is What Democracy Looks Like Event

The Electoral Reform Society and Politics for the Many are launching a major conference on the 31st August in Manchester to inspire the next generation of trade union campaigners for a fuller democracy in the UK, 200 years on from the Peterloo … Continue reading

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Tommy Campbell: The trade unionist who stood up to be counted

Scotland regional union Tommy Campbell who is retiring from Unite as a regional officer speaks to the Morning Star’s Conrad Landin about a life of political and trade union struggle “CAN you imagine what it would have been like offshore … Continue reading

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Brexit: The WTO option would devastate jobs and tear up our rights

By Rosa Crawford First published by the TUC, May 16th Trading with the EU only on the WTO’s terms would have serious repercussions for the economy, public services and the Good Friday Agreement. Brexiteers like to promote the idea that the … Continue reading

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John Mitchell – Former Sogat and GPMU National Officer

by Ann Field 11th April 2019 It is a great privilege to make this tribute to John, it has been drawn up with respect, with sadness and love by several of his old comrades as well as myself. The London GPMU … Continue reading

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