Category Archives: Economics

Hands Off Cuba – Stop The Blockade

THURSDAY 29TH JULY – 7:00PM : ONLINE PUBLIC MEETING The right wing media, including the Guardian and BBC, are stepping up the onslaught on Cuba and hiding any mention of the 60 year US blockade and the 243 additional sanctions imposed … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO: Workers Five Priorities For 2021

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Workers Can’t Wait – Without Support, Millions Face Poverty

By Len McCluskey With poverty and unemployment skyrocketing before lockdown, the government must act urgently to avoid a disaster – and support millions of workers who are already on the breadline. In the end, it took Boris Johnson just eight … Continue reading

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ETUC On EU-UK Brexit Agreement

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) believes there is no Brexit that will benefit working people. In the circumstances, we welcome the European Union’s efforts to stop no-deal, guarantee the Good Friday Agreement and avoid a hard border in Ireland. However, … Continue reading

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UK-EU Brexit Agreement: “A Thin Deal” Says David Bailey

Blog by Professor David Bailey Birmingham Business School  That a trade deal has been at been agreed at the last minute between the UK and EU comes as a huge relief for manufacturing sectors like automotive, which would have faced … Continue reading

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TUC on EU-UK Brexit Deal: “Its better than nothing, but not by much”.

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This deal is better than nothing, but not by much. It won’t protect jobs and puts hard-won workers’ rights on the line. As we come out of the pandemic, we’re facing a crunch point for jobs and … Continue reading

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Help Us Stop Holiday Hunger

By Julian Vaughan, Chair North East Bedfordshire Labour Party Like many of you, I was dismayed at the government’s decision not to back Labour’s proposal to extend the provision of free school meals during school holidays until Easter 2021. There are … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey tells Johnson “Stop playing politics with jobs and lives”

Responding to the prime minister’s statement today (Friday 16th October) that the country should ‘get ready’ for the prospect of no trade deal with the EU, Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite, the UK’s largest trade union in Britain and … Continue reading

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Unite video demolishes BA’s ‘fire & rehire’ claims

A Unite video explaining BA’s finances ‘demolishes’ the airline’s claim that it must fire its workforce and rehire those that survive on inferior contracts.  The in-depth analysis of British Airways’ financial position reveals the true extent of BA’s plan to use the health crisis … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: “Decisions taken now will shape our country’s future – we need clarity to build public confidence” 

Responding to the statement by the prime minister broadcast this evening (10thMay), the leader of the Unite union has called for `clarity and caution’as the country continues to combat the coronavirus which has left the UK with one of the … Continue reading

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