Category Archives: Trades Union Congress

Thirteen unions urge UK government to condemn Turkey’s invasion of Syria – and act to avert ethnic cleansing and potential genocide

Trade unions representing millions of UK workers and their communities have demanded that prime minister Boris Johnson deploy the UK’s influence to prevent a humanitarian disaster as a result of the Turkish invasion of north and east Syria. Thirteen trade … Continue reading

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UK auto makers prepare to shut down again fearing No Deal Brexit disruption

By Professor David Bailey, Professor of Business Economics at Birmingham Business School at University of Birmingham, Visiting Professor at Centre for Brexit Studies and Senior Fellow at UK in a Changing Europe. Republished with permission from Centre For Brexit Studies … Continue reading

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UK Unions Warn: ‘This Is A No Deal Coup’

”The claim that the government is considering proroguing parliament in September in order to stop MPs debating Brexit is entirely false.’’ Government statement to the Observer newspaper.’ British trade unions reacted furiously and condemned the Johnson government’s actions in suspending parliament yesterday … Continue reading

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Brazil Solidarity Initiative Statement : Bolsonaro & The Destruction Of The Amazon

 We condemn Bolsonaro’s destructive plans for the Amazon, and the huge increase in illegal logging and mining since his inauguration. At the time of the rise of the far-right in Brazil, Bolsonaro’s close links to Brazil’s huge agricultural lobby … Continue reading

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Great cartoon from USA – 10 Reasons Why We Are Against Unions

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Long Read: Defeating Boris Johnson Means Not Underestimating Him

By Simon Fletcher and republished with permission Simon Fletcher is a left wing political strategist and campaigner who has held senior positions working for socialist politicians including the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone and organising Jeremy Corbyn’s successful leadership election. He has fought against Boris … Continue reading

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This Is What Democracy Looks Like Event

The Electoral Reform Society and Politics for the Many are launching a major conference on the 31st August in Manchester to inspire the next generation of trade union campaigners for a fuller democracy in the UK, 200 years on from the Peterloo … Continue reading

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Brexit: The WTO option would devastate jobs and tear up our rights

By Rosa Crawford First published by the TUC, May 16th Trading with the EU only on the WTO’s terms would have serious repercussions for the economy, public services and the Good Friday Agreement. Brexiteers like to promote the idea that the … Continue reading

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Politcal prisoner Adullah Ocalan meets his lawyers

The Turkish-imprisoned political prisoner and founder and leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, received a visit by his lawyers on May 2nd, for the first time since 2011, a law bureau representing him said in a statement … Continue reading

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Keep Trump’s Hands Off Latin America

VSC E-UPDATE, MARCH 2019. ► Standing up to Trump and May’s interventions in – and hypocrisy on – Latin America ► 1. Help us get to 4,000 signatories our petition against Trump’s ‘regime change’ agenda. We are within touching distance … Continue reading

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