Category Archives: Labour Party

VSC Solidarity Reception & Fringe At TUC Congress 2014

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ETUC Warns EU Risks Losing Support Of Europeans

The European TUC has warned EU leaders that the EU needs to tackle unemployment or risk losing the support of the European people. Speaking at the ‘Conférence des Ambassadeurs’ in Paris with Laurent Fabius the French Foreign Minister and Walter … Continue reading

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Swaziland PM’s Threat Against Union Leader

What would we do if David Cameron threatened at Prime Minister’s Question Time to strangle the TUC’s Frances O’Grady?  That’s what happened in Swaziland last week. Facing pressure from MPs about the suspension of benefits from the USA under the African … Continue reading

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National Demonstration For Gaza

Where: Outside BBC HQ, Portland Place, London marching to Hyde Park via US Embassy When: Assemble at 12 noon, August 9th The latest figures from UN OCHA are sickening – at least 1,849 Palestinians killed, with more still be recovered … Continue reading

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Unite’s Message To London Hotel’s : “Pay A Living Wage!”

London’s hotel industry is vast and vastly profitable – it makes £10.5 million a day in profit, yet most of the vital staff supporting the industry are on £6.31. There are thousands of them struggling to get by in London, … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons We’re Against Unions!

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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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Ross Pritchard Memorial Fund Essay Competition

The Ross Pritchard Memorial Fund was established to commemorate the life of one of the GPMU’s best known rank and file members. Ross was also well known throughout the trade union and Labour movement.  Each year the trustees of the fund run an … Continue reading

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Derek Install – Former GPMU Industrial Officer

Former GPMU comrades will be sad to report the death of Derek Install former Industrial Officer of the GPMU who died recently. I first met Derek in the mid 1970s when he had just been elected the SLADE & PW’s … Continue reading

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