Author Archives: Tony Burke

Italian neo-fascists & anti vaxers attack union headquarters

Italian police used water cannon and tear gas on Saturday to push back hundreds of people, including neo-fascist activists, demonstrating in Rome against a government drive to make the COVID-19 “Green Pass” mandatory for all workers. One group of protesters … Continue reading

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Tony Burke : Speech at VSC AGM October 9th

It’s been six years or so since the United States first imposed sanctions on Venezuela, absurdly declaringVenezuela “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States”.   Under Trump those sanctions – which are illegal under … Continue reading

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Speech at Labour Party Labour & Palestine Fringe Meeting September 28th

Yesterday the Labour Party members made a momentous decision committing our Party to stand solidly behind the Palestinian people. In 2020 I was proud to move the motion that committed the TUC to a very clear policy on Palestine and … 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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Hands Off Cuba – Stop The Blockade

THURSDAY 29TH JULY – 7:00PM : ONLINE PUBLIC MEETING The right wing media, including the Guardian and BBC, are stepping up the onslaught on Cuba and hiding any mention of the 60 year US blockade and the 243 additional sanctions imposed … Continue reading

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Cuba Solidarity Campaign statement on the current situation in Cuba

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign calls on the US government to suspend the blockade of Cuba to allow emergency medical and humanitarian aid into the country in order to ease the economic and health crisis the island is experiencing. The current … Continue reading

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May Day Statement From EU Unions

” It is only when the sky is dark that we can see the stars .” Long live the 1st May This sentence, pronounced a few decades ago by Martin Luther King, has not aged a bit. We chose to … Continue reading

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Unite Statement On The Union’s Birmingham Hotel, Conference & Education Centre

Responding to the piece broadcast by Sky News in relation to the Birmingham hotel, conference and education facility built for Unite the union, the union said: “Unfortunately, Sky News has let itself and it viewers down by producing and broadcasting … 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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Book review: Walter Citrine: Forgotten Statesman of the Trade Union Congress

Walter Citrine: Forgotten Statesman of the Trade Union Congress Author:  Dr Jim Moher By Roger Jeary Political biographies can be hard going at times but this well crafted and detailed view of Walter Citrine does not fall into that category. … Continue reading

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