What do unions think of Labour’s manifesto?

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What do unions think of Labour’s manifesto? Unions have welcomed Labour’s election manifesto, praising it as “impressive”, a “chance for real change” and “a real opportunity to build a better Britain”. ASLEF general secretary Mick Whelan said: “This is an exciting and progressive … Continue reading

Workers Rights Attacked. “Unity is our Watchword!” : Jeremy Corbyn

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Protecting the Workers Trade Unions. They are part of the Labour movement, and we have so much to thank them for. They gave us the weekend, the eight-hour day, and the paid holiday. Now they need our help. Yet again, … Continue reading

Tolpuddle, Thatcher, and the Worst Attack on Trade Unions in Thirty Years

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This weekend in Tolpuddle, trade unions will march  and recognise the sacrifices of the Tolpuddle martyrs who were transported to Australia for standing up for their rights to be in a trade union. As always the Tories try to divide … Continue reading

Marching for the NHS in Manchester #saveourNHS

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Thousands are taking part in a union protest against austerity cuts and NHS changes ahead of the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Frances O’Grady, TUC general secretary, said: “The march and rally will allow thousands of ordinary people to show … Continue reading

The Unacceptable Human Cost of Fashion – Take Action Now

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The Human Cost of Fashion  In April over 1200 people died in Bangladesh when the Rana Plaza building collapsed. There has never been a clearer sign that all retailers need to dramatically raise their efforts to ensure that those making … Continue reading

Get Together! – Now we need Trade Unions like never before.

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 Get Together! – Now we need Trade Unions like never before.   From @Earwiggle Trade unionists remember the Tolpuddle martyrs of the 19th Century. In 1834 six farm labourers were fighting for the right to be a member of a trade union in … Continue reading

Robert Reich on the UK Economy

The debt and the deficit are reflections of the failing economy.  They are not the cause of the jobs and living standards crisis. We need to stop self-harming with ‘austerity’.

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Published on May 17, 2013

Professor Robert Reich talks about what’s wrong with austerity and the current direction for the UK economy. Part of the After Austerity series from the TUC: http://www.afterausterity.org.uk