Category Archives: Trades Union Congress

Workers Uniting Demands Justice For Orlando Gutierez

30th October 2020Workers Uniting sends condolences and solidarity to the Union Federation of Mineworkers of Bolivia (FSTMB) and the family of its leader, Orlando Gutiérrez, who died on October 28th after reportedly being violently attacked the previous week. Orlando Gutiérrez … 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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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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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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The Brexit transition deadline will not be extended, says Gove. Can’t wait for the “Oven ready ambitious trade deal” they promised!

Michael Gove said yesterday that he informed his EU counterparts that the UK is not planning to extend the Brexit transition period beyond January 1st, the current date at which the UK must formally stop acting under EU trade and … Continue reading

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Unite video demolishes BA’s ‘fire & rehire’ claims

A Unite video explaining BA’s finances ‘demolishes’ the airline’s claim that it must fire its workforce and rehire those that survive on inferior contracts.  The in-depth analysis of British Airways’ financial position reveals the true extent of BA’s plan to use the health crisis … Continue reading

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Labour Members – Speak Out to Stop Annexation

With the new Government in Israel threatening further annexation of occupied Palestinian land, now is the time for Labour members to speak up and support the global call from Palestine for “effective measures” to stop annexation. We must stand firmly … Continue reading

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