trade unions

Union leaders must turn words into deeds

September 20th, 2017|capitalism, Corbyn, nhs, trade unions|0 Comments

The pay claim of 3.9% + £800, made by an alliance of unions for the 1 million NHS staff, adds another intractable problem to the chaotic government of Theresa May, but it also puts the leaders of the trade […]

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Time to dump Trump

Trump’s comments about the conflict in Charlottesville at yesterday’s news conference – if it can be called that – have sent shock waves around the United States.

Veteran presenters on CBS television said they had “never seen a news conference […]

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Backlash against Corbyn victory warning

“The money is there – we need it,” – that was the uncompromising message from Ted Knight, chair of the Croydon Assembly.

“Let the 6th richest pay the price. Let the Sunday Times Rich List open up their bank accounts.”

Knight […]

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May Day message from Afghanistan

We celebrate May Day at a time when capitalists and big powers are intensifying attacks on the gains and rights of the workers, youths, women and migrants around the world. It is the nature of the inhuman capitalist system, in […]

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The Gig Economy and the Fight for Rights

Things are stirring in the so called gig economy and the precarious, difficult to organise workers, or ‘independent contractors’ as companies such as Deliveroo, Uber, Citysprint, Hermes and others call them, are joining unions, organising and standing up for […]

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The Climate Crisis and Refugees Conference

February 24th, 2017|climate change, trade unions|0 Comments

Report by Fiona Harrington; photos Peter Arkell

A trade union conference on climate change was told that life on earth has never before existed with the levels of CO2 we are experiencing […]

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