Category Archives: Politics

Honeywell Workers Locked Out (Again) In Metropolis

The giant US multi-national company Honeywell has once again locked out its workforce,members of the United Steelworkers at it plant in Metropolis, USA. USW local 7-669 has 150 members at the plant, which processes uranium and they work around many … 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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Saturday : International Edition of the Morning Star

The Morning Star – Britain’s daily newspaper of the Left – is publishing an international pullout this weekend to mark the centenary of World War 1 with views and analysis which breaks with the establishment consensus and offers a socialist … 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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Pensioners arrested in campaign to defend free rail travel

Please watch the above video to two retired Unite Community members being violently arrested for participating in a peaceful action as part of a campaign to stop cuts to free rail travel for disabled people and pensioners. Two other pensioners were … Continue reading

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Letter From Ann Field In Morning Star On Wapping Dispute

The following letter from Ann Field, former GPMU-Amicus National Officer was published by the Morning Star in response to recent articles on the News International (Wapping) Dispute. “Saturday’s (14th June) leading article managed a mention, but Peter Frost (16th June) … Continue reading

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