Working class politics, the labour movement and protest – Unite’s Len McCluskey gave the annual Ralph Miliband lecture at the LSE last week. He frames working class politics within the notion that “all concepts of politics, of whatever kind, are about conflict──how to contain it, or abolish it.” He also reinforces Unite’s recent message of organisation beyond the workplace.
Hitchens, the “kitsch-left”, and the cult of the individual – Conrad Landin takes a look at the mythology around Christopher Hitchens, and wonders why left-wingers can’t get away from deifying such figures so soon after their deaths, or even in life. Written in November, and brought back to attention after a Twitter recommendation from the LRB’s Jenny Diski.
By Jean-Claude Mairal Once again, after Nice that resulted in 84 dead our country has been victim of an attack in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. Faced with the horror we can only express sympathy and solidarity with the victims and their families. And let’s not forget all the other victims of attacks around the world, to whom we […]
To overcome economic crisis Spain needs an economic policy aimed at raising wages, among other measures. Just the opposite of the policy applied by the Popular Party, recommended by the Bank of Spain and imposed from the EU Troika, argues Fernando Luengo* For reasons of equity. It is not fair that the costs of the economic […]
What would happen to Italy if you decided to recruit eight hundred thousand to one million young and qualified people into public service, asks Maria Luisa Bianco An economy cannot function well without a State that functions well. Since the recovery of the country requires a boost in the efficiency of the public administration, the failure of […]
By Odalys Padrón* Europe has a long democratic tradition. Athens in the VII to V centuries B.C., evolved from an oligarchy, rule by the few, to a democracy, government by the people. This achievement was brought about by the people through countless popular rebellions. It was not a full democracy, since slavery endured and women […]
Commenting on the launch today (Wednesday) of the Taylor Review of modern employment practices, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: Language Undefined Read more about TUC welcomes independent review of employment practices
Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) Green Paper on corporate governance, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: Language Undefined Read more about TUC hits out at “disappointing” plans to tackle corporate misbehaviour
A new poll published today (Tuesday) by the TUC, and conducted by Opinium, finds that six in ten (59%) people support the election of worker representatives onto the boards of large companies. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:“Today we’ve shown Theresa May that the public backs her flagship policy – and that should give her […]
Commenting on the publication today (Friday) of a Big Innovation Centre report backed by company bosses, which opposes government proposals on pay ratios and annual binding shareholder votes to rein in excess boardroom pay, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Once again bosses in the boardroom think they can get away with things that ordinary […]
Trade unions across Europe have called on employers to work with them to halt domestic violence, at a conference to mark the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Friday). Language Undefined Read more about Unions and employers must play their part in preventing violence against women, says TUC
Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) of a report by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, which notes the success of auto-enrolment but highlights the need to increase contributions to ensure adequate retirement incomes, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Automatic enrolment has given millions a workplace pension for the first time, especially young workers. […]
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