Category Archives: Labour Party

‘March of the Makers’ goes into reverse

By David Bailey Whatever happened to the ‘March of the Makers’ and the much heralded rebalancing the British economy? This year has so far been pretty dire for UK manufacturing. The sector’s growth was only a meagre 0.1 per cent … Continue reading

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Speech At The CSEU On The Trade Union Bill

Union members from across shipbuilding and engineering today (July 15th) slammed the government’s Trade Union Bill, as unjust and in favour of employers. Moving an emergency motion, Unite assistant general secretary Tony Burke said, the Bill was a pernicious, all-out … Continue reading

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Orgreave: Media Conference & OTJC Statement

Following today’s (12th June) announcement by the IPCC the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC) and the national Union of Mineworkers will be hosting an open press conference at 12.00 noon in the NUM main hall at 2 Huddersfield Road, Barnsley S70 2LS. Press and public all … Continue reading

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Global union network formed to fight back at Huhtamäki

Unions from paper products plants owned by the Finnish multi-national Huhtamäki met in Helsinki recently to establish a global trade union network. They also slammed the behaviour of the company Vice-President, Sami Pauni, who refused to answer questions from US workers and … Continue reading

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UK union membership ‘broadly unchanged’ – but it pays to be in a union.

The latest trade union membership figures and statistics published by the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) in its statistical bulletin shows union membership for 2014 in the UK is ‘broadly unchanged’ on the figures for 2013. The report … Continue reading

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Support Phil Turner NUJ FoC Rotherham Advertiser

Phil Turner NUJ Father of the Chapel for 30 years at the Rotherham Advertiser needs your support. He was made for “compulsory redundant”. Phil is a well-respected and hard-working union rep, elected by his NUJ members to represent their interests at his company. He … Continue reading

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Morning Star Appoints Youngest Ever Editor

Ben Chacko has been appointed the editor of the Morning Star making him the youngest editor of the co-operatively owned socialist daily newspaper since the legendary William Rust in 1930. Ben, who 31, has been active on the left since … Continue reading

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Keith Ewing: Where Do We Go Now?

Trade unions face a crisis like no other as 5 years of Tory rule beckon. We need a new vision — and we need it now, by Keith Ewing.  Shortly after the general election in 2010, I wrote in these … Continue reading

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June 4th : Rally For Venezuela

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50 Leading UK Trade Unionists Show Solidarity With Venezuela

On March 9th US President Obama signed an executive order declaring  “a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela” and imposed a … Continue reading

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