Category Archives: Politics

George Jerrom: Former GPMU National Officer

By Peta Steel George Jerrom, former National Officer of the National Graphical Association and its successor the Graphical, Paper & Media Union was a leading communist working in the print and in print unions. A long time member of the … Continue reading

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Tribute to Richard Trumka

By Liz Shuler Acting President and Secretary-Treasurer AFL-CIO I’m heartbroken to inform you that our brother and leader, Rich Trumka, passed away this week at the age of 72. He was doing what he loved: spending time with his family. Rich … Continue reading

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Unite slams ‘abysmal’ removal of black bus driver from Labour’s London campaign

London’s biggest trade union, Unite, has slammed  the ‘abysmal’ decision to remove the only male Afro-Caribbean candidate from the Labour party list of candidates for elections across the capital this May. The union says that the removal of Preston Tabois, a bus driver and Tottenham Labour councillor, reveals the … Continue reading

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The OECD At The Crossroads

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McCluskey To Government: Publish Impact Of Bad Bosses Threat To UK Workers

Len McCluskey of Unite, is demanding that the government discloses the full impact of any roll-back of workers’ rights on the country’s millions of women, vulnerable and minority workers. Unite general secretary, Len McCluskey has written to Kwasi Kwarteng, the minister … Continue reading

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WAPPING – ‘THE WORKERS STORY’

At last the  film is now available online and on DVD! Chris Reeves of Platform Films has produced a marvellous film which has taken several years to complete as Chris is heavily engaged in making and producing films on many … Continue reading

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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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