Category Archives: Trade Unions

Unions & Employers: We Need A Manufacturing Army To Beat Virus.

Unite, the doctors’ union, Unison, the British Medical Association, and the nurses union the Royal College of Nursing have joined together in calling for government to unleash a national effort to produce the protective equipment (PPE) millions of key workers desperately need … Continue reading

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“We’ve Got The NHS”

Here’s “We’ve Got The NHS” written and performed by Canning Town bluesman Bill Farrow with Richie Milton.  They are looking to do a gig around this to support the great NHS workers but looks like that can’t happen – so … Continue reading

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They used to be on the naughty step. Now the unions are front of house

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25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO

The economic and labour crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment by almost 25 million, according to a new assessment by the International Labour Organization (ILO). However, if we see an internationally coordinated policy response, as happened … Continue reading

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Government Should Tell The Truth Over NHS

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady appearing on BBC’s Question Time on Thursday told Tory health Minister Matt Hancock to “tell the truth” about the problems in the NHS in dealing with the Coronavirus. She said: “There is a worry over … Continue reading

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UK auto industry shuts down: government needs to step in to support workers, and fast, as Coronavirus hits

By Professor David Bailey, is Senior Fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe, Professor of Business Economics at the Birmingham Business School and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Brexit Studies March 19th 2020 (updated) With JLR confirming it will … Continue reading

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TUC: Protecting workers’ jobs and livelihoods

  Download full report (PDF) The TUC economic response to coronavirus Summary of recommendations: Step one: Ensuring that business support also protects jobs  Government must ensure that business supports including urgently introducing a wage subsidy scheme to support people in … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: “We need measures equal to the economic and public health emergencies upon us”

Responding to chancellor Rishi Sunak’s package of support for businesses announced this evening (Tuesday, 17th March) and the prime minister’s pledge to do `whatever it takes’ to support people and jobs through the corona virus crisis, the head of the UK’s leading union, Unite, … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Premiere of ‘Wapping – The Workers Story’

The Yorkshire premiere of the film “Wapping – the Workers’ Story” – see flyer below. Although the event is free, space is limited, so please do book by clicking here.

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Heading For No Deal As Johnson Blocks Level Playing Field

From Stephen Bush – the New Statesman. February 27th Boris Johnson will formally abandon his commitment to a level playing field with the European Union after Brexit, the Telegraph reports.  The only real genuine victory that Boris Johnson enjoyed in the withdrawal … Continue reading

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