From the TUC

The importance of unions for Obama

29 Sep 2008, By

Although during the primary season you could see many placards declaring the allegiance of a number of unions “for Hillary”, now that we are less than 40 days away from the US Presidential election, unions are now full square behind Barack Obama and are set to play a crucial role in getting out key voters.…

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Vicars Victorious

29 Sep 2008, By

My last post ended with me asking if people could think of a more unlikely hotbed of trade unionism than Eton College. Heres a contender – the Church of England – another centuries old pillar of the English establishment that seems to have fallen to the brothers and sisters . The thought of a load of Vicars…

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Welcome Organising Academy Class of 2009

25 Sep 2008, By

With the Year 10 graduation well and truly celebrated last Tuesday, it was time to welcome in the Year 11 Academy Organisers Back Row left to right:  Neil Singh (CWU)  Richard Edwards (PCS)  Sam Harrison (NASUWT)  Robert Goddard (Wales TUC)  Pavel Krajca (CWU) Middle Row left to right:  Joanna Sinclair (EIS)  Sarah Connolly (CWU)  Kath…

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Educating the private sector

23 Sep 2008, By

Good article in the FT today, reporting that three TUC affiliated unions (the ATL, NASUWT & NUT) have secured union recognition from United Church Schools Trust, one of the largest providers of private education in the country. The article reports on the ‘growing power of trade unions’ within the sector, an important step forward because while 95%…

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Finance workers sold short

19 Sep 2008, By

The papers were full of speculation yesterday about the impact of the HBOS/Lloyds TSB merger on jobs – with some (usually anonymous) analysts claiming up to 40,000 could face redundancy. The true figure will hopefully be less than this, but whatever the finally tally its pretty sickening that HBOS/Lloyds TSB staff – most of whom are not…

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