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Global union support for Britain Needs A Pay Rise demo

19 Oct 2014, By

As we marched through London on Saturday afternoon calling for an end to the longest decline in real wages since Victorian times, we had the support not only of the British trade union movement but also our colleagues around the world. Nine international trade union leaders sent their best wishes and solidarity by video for…

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Demanding freedom for Bahrain’s teacher union leader

16 Oct 2014, By

This afternoon I paid a visit to the Embassy of Bahrain in London’s swanky Belgrave Square to demand the freedom of the jailed leader of the country’s teacher union, jailed in 2011 for calling on his members to take strike action. I met the Ambassador together with two of Mahdi Abu Dheeb‘s UK equivalents, NUT General…

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Blog Action Day: Britain Needs A Pay Rise to beat #inequality

16 Oct 2014, By

Today is Blog Action Day, when thousands of bloggers around the world are coming together to talk about the topic of inequality. It’s a timely message for unions in the UK, as we prepare to join forces in London, Glasgow and Belfast on Saturday to protest about the growing inequality in how people are paid…

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The Shrewsbury 24 story: United We Stand

14 Oct 2014, By

Over the last couple of years the TUC has been actively supporting the Shrewsbury Pickets’ campaign for justice. You can read more about the campaign here and here. Now the Pickets’ story is being told up and down the country in a fantastic new play called ‘United We Stand’. Its rare that politics, music, humour and…

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Stoiber report: The dead hand of the European de-regulators

14 Oct 2014, By

There is a strange group on the fringes of the European Commission called the “The High Level Group on Administrative Burdens”. This was set up  in 2007 by the former Bavarian Chancellor and failed presidential candidate Edmund Stoiber, to advise the Commission on reducing “administrative burdens”. So far it has produced over 40 reports, ranging…

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Swaziland: a blot on the Commonwealth, South Africa’s conscience & the EU trade regime

13 Oct 2014, By

Last week TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady and ten other leading public figures from the main political parties and from none (including Swazi-born actor Richard E Grant, NUS President Toni Pearce and ex-Independent Deputy Editor Ian Birrell) called on the Foreign Secretary to do more to free political prisoners in Africa’s last feudal dictatorship, Swaziland. You can call…

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