Posts Tagged ‘TUC’

Save the NHS and join the march and rally 29 September!

by Newsdesk.

Watch this great video by Unite which explains how the NHS was first established and the privatisation threat that it faces today and get ready to join the march and rally for the NHS on 29 September. Then put this date in your diary! Defend Jobs and Services. No to Austerity. March and Rally – […]

The practicality of a general strike

by Andy Newman.

Len McCluskey appeared to throw down the gauntlet at the Hyde Park rally following last Saturday’s march in London. He is reported in the Morning Star to have said: “When the horrific welfare cuts bite in April the situation will be even worse, but we should take heart from this demonstration because we represent millions and […]

The boos won’t help, but Ed is wrong, wrong, wrong on austerity

by Jon Lansman.

Standing twenty metres from Ed Miliband during his speech in Hyde Park on Saturday, the crowd around me clapped and cheered loudly, as I did, when he referred to “a Chancellor of the Exchequer who tries to travel first class on a standard class ticket“. Again, louder still when he attacked the “incompetent, hopeless, u-turning, pledge-breaking, […]

Watch Danny Boyle and opening ceremony volunteers say why they’re supporting the demo

by Newsdesk.

Why we need to get out and march

by Jeremy Corbyn.

Last weekend I tweeted a message calling for support for the big anti-austerity march and demonstration this Saturday. Quite a few people quickly retweeted this message – a few thousand people informed in a few moments. Then I got a reply from someone who said in effect: “What is the point? One day won’t make any […]

Labour should look to the TUC agenda

by Ben Hayes.

As the labour movement prepares to take to the streets again this weekend, the message it is sending is more explicit than ever: austerity must go. This year’s TUC Congress took place in a backdrop where governments across Europe have pursued policies attacking the living standards of the many for the sake of a small, […]

Benn, Livingstone and Hayes: speakers announced for CLPD conference fringes

by Newsdesk.

The Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (CLPD) has announced the bill for its upcoming fringe events during the party conference season. CLPD works to support grassroots activity and party democracy – and supporting ordinary delegates at conferences is a key part of this. The events also provide an opportunity to discuss the future potential for […]

Frances O’Grady, first woman General Secretary of the TUC

by Jon Lansman.

Frances O’Grady is to take over from Brendan Barber as TUC General Secretary when he retires at the end of the year. Ms O’Grady has been at the TUC as Deputy General Secretary for nine years and in other capacities for another nine, before which she worked as a researcher and campaigner on social justice and […]

Andrew Fisher on Trade Unions: Wrong, wrong, wrong

by Andy Newman.

It is hard to imagine a more ill-judged intervention into the debates about the public sector pensions dispute than that of Andrew Fisher, joint secretary of the Labour Representation Committee, and I was therefore surprised to see it reproduced at Left Futures, and praised by Gregor Gall, who is usually an astute commentator on trade union affairs.

The Pensions dispute and the way forward for trade unions

by Andrew Fisher.

The November 30 strikes saw unprecedented unity in the union movement but the speed of its collapse illustrates just how tenuous it was. Despite claims to have extracted significant concessions from the government, unions that sign up to the government’s offer are really guilty of selling short not only their members but millions more whose […]

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