Category Archives: Trade Unions

Solidarity statement from the TUC to the AFL-CIO (US elections)

We stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers at the AFL-CIO, who have worked tirelessly during the USA’s 2020 elections to support the democratic rights of working people across the country, and to ensure that every vote is counted. … Continue reading

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Help Us Stop Holiday Hunger

By Julian Vaughan, Chair North East Bedfordshire Labour Party Like many of you, I was dismayed at the government’s decision not to back Labour’s proposal to extend the provision of free school meals during school holidays until Easter 2021. There are … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey tells Johnson “Stop playing politics with jobs and lives”

Responding to the prime minister’s statement today (Friday 16th October) that the country should ‘get ready’ for the prospect of no trade deal with the EU, Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite, the UK’s largest trade union in Britain and … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott and the Aussie Car Industry

 Andrew Dettmar President of the AMWU in Australia sent me this about the UK’s new ‘joint president of the Board of Trade’ former Aussie PM Tony Abbott – supposed trade negotiator supreme – dumped by his own party and his … Continue reading

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Labour joins fight to build Royal Navy support ships in UK shipyards

By Amanda Campbell – first published on UNITELive  August 28th, 2020 Following our story in UNITElive earlier this month on the campaign to build the Royal Naval Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ships within the UK, the Labour is now backing … Continue reading

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When Boris met Tony…

When one ‘desperate’ PM appoints a ‘gaffe-prone’ ‘misogynist’ ex-PM to preside over the ‘new’ Board of Trade, the weird and unusual just got weirder, First published on UniteLive, Friday, August 28th, 2020 In what smacks of another act of desperation … Continue reading

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Call To Arms – Daily Mirror Article On CSEU Proposals To Bring Forward Spending Plans

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Abdullah Öcalan: My Solution for Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds

By Abdullah Öcalan  For over two decades, Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan has been held in the Turkish prison on İmralı Island. In this op-ed for Jacobin, he calls for a “democratic nation project” able to unite citizens of different ethnic backgrounds … Continue reading

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Why Boris Johnson’s Brexit trade deal is not so different to no deal

Businesses have been concentrating on COVID-19, not the UK’s impending exit from the EU. From Politics EU By Charlie Cooper August 8th As the days tick away to the end of the post-Brexit transition period in December it’s all starting to … Continue reading

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TUC Organise 2020

Sign up now for loads of great on-line meetings…. https://www.tuc.org.uk/sign-organise-2020-events#.XvoAmc8Se6s.twitter

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