Category Archives: Politics

Ivan Beavis – A Legend & A Hero

Yesterday I was privilaged to attend the funeral of a friend and comrade, the legendary Ivan Beavis, former circulation manager at the Morning Star, trade unionist, music collector, Man United fan, gig goer, and socialist. The ninety minute ‘event’ (Yes … Continue reading

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Factory Gate Meetings At Bombardier Belfast – Thursday January 18th

Workers to gather for union meetings between noon and 1.00pm on Thursday [January 18th] at gates of all five Bombardier sites Decision by US International Trade Commission on proposed 292% C Series tariffs due to be made public within next … Continue reading

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A Union Voice From Europe

By Martin Mayer, UK TUC delegate to EU Economic and Social Committee December 2017  “BREXIT means BREXIT?” Reality check on current status of the BREXIT negotiations On Friday 8th December, Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker finally signed the piece of … Continue reading

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Barnier’s Slide Shows How The UK Brexit Team Are Running Out Of Trade Deal Options

This is a slide presented by Michel Barnier, European Commission Chief Negotiator, to the Heads of State and Government at the European Council (Article 50) on 15th December 2017. Or how the Brexit team and Mrs. May painted themselves into … Continue reading

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Oppose Tory Plans To Scrap Your Woking Time Rights

Well, it finally happened. After promising to protect workers rights, the Prime Minister is now under pressure to begin disamantling basic workers rights once we leave the EU with Boris Johnson and Micheal Gove cheered on by the right wing … Continue reading

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Brexit secretary tells Parliament & public that industry impact studies do not exist

Unite has said David Davis has “deceived Parliament and the public”, after the Brexit secretary admitted the government has not carried out assessments of the impact of leaving the EU for different sectors of the economy. Davis, who previously said … Continue reading

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Support Birmingham Bin Men This Sunday

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Highly Respected Trade Unionist ‘Sacked’ From EHRC Board

Sarah Veale, a highly respected trade unionist has been effectively dismissed by the Minister of Women and Equalities Justine Greening from her position on the board of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Sarah Veale, who was awarded a CBE … Continue reading

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Brexit: The EU Thinks We Have A “Cunning Plan”

Reports from the EU say some of the EU 27 think that the UK has hatched a cunning plan behind the shambles currently afflicting the Government and our UK negotiating team! This helpful little guide was posted by an “anonymous … Continue reading

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Unite warns voters ‘Tories are no friends of the North’

The Conservative Party is ‘no friend of the North’ but instead the party of the ‘leafy shires and the lucky few’, Unite the country’s largest union is warning. Billboards carrying that message will appear across the North of England today … Continue reading

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