Category Archives: Trade Unions

We need to unite the Labour left

Following Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign for Leader, Martin Mayer, Unite delegate to Labour’s NEC and Chair of United Left, argues for Labour left unity to win back democratic control of the Labour Party. JEREMY CORBYN’S STUNNING LEAD IN THE POLLS represents … Continue reading

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Network Rail retreats

Our RMT correspondent reports THE THREAT BY RMT AND TSSA of a national rail strike has forced Network Rail to come up with an improved pay offer for signal workers and track maintenance workers. At the time of writing, this … Continue reading

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Defend the Right to strike, defend the RMT

Jenny Lennox argues that the latest Tory attack on workers’ rights is aimed at one union in particular. BUSINESS SECRETARY SAJID JAVID has made significant changes to strike laws top of his agenda. Strikes involving public services would need the … Continue reading

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Fighting TTIP

Tony Burke, Unite Assistant General Secretary and Chair of the Campaign For Trade Union Freedom, examines the dangers of unaccountable trade agreements UNIONS IN BRITAIN AND THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU) have been campaigning against the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership … Continue reading

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THE McRANT COLUMN

Steve Mckenzie It’s been a grim time. Just heard the news about Tony Benn. Much more unexpectedly, Brother Bob Crow, General Secretary of the RMT, and another man the media hated, died of a heart attack aged just 52. Bob … Continue reading

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Bob Crow – A Great Trade Unionist

Jeff Slee, Secretary, RMT South East Regional Council, assesses the significance of Bob Crow. We have lost one of the greatest trade unionists in the British labour movement’s history. Bob Crow spoke eloquently against neo-liberalism and for the need for … Continue reading

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We need a link that works for members

Simon Deville, Secretary, Birkbeck Unison, looks at the Labour union link in practice The Labour Party – trade union link is always portrayed by its right wing opponents as an undemocratic stitch up by union barons telling the party what … Continue reading

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TUBE WORKERS FIGHT

Jeff Slee, Secretary RMT SE Regional Council, personal capacity, examines Boris Johnson’s plans to cut staffing on London Underground. RMT members on London Underground have voted by a huge majority for industrial action against the company’s biggest ever attack on … Continue reading

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The BFAWU is hungry for Fast food rights!

Join the campaign against the scandal of low pay and zero hours contracts in the fast food industry, urges Ian Hodson, National President, Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union. The BFAWU agreed to work with Unite the Resistance and John … Continue reading

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Defend the Union Link – Oppose State Funding!

Jon Rogers, Unison NEC, reports from the Defend the Link fringe meeting at the TUC. Since Ed Miliband placed a large question mark over the continued collective affiliation of trade unions to the Labour Party on July 9, many of … Continue reading

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