From the TUC

Activist Academy at Put People First march

31 Mar 2009, By

Last weekend, the young reps and activists who attended the TUC Activist Academy ‘Get on the Bus to the G20’ weekend school joined over 35,000 others on the Put People First march in London. To ensure that they were noticed the group carried a banner which they designed themselves along the march route.  The group have also made a…

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Global trade unions march through London

27 Mar 2009, By

I’ve not been blogging recently because I’ve been helping to organise the Put People First March for Jobs, Justice, Climate which takes place in London tomorrow. One of the things I’ve been working on is an international dimension to the trade unionists on the march, and the response has been staggering.

links for 2009-03-25

25 Mar 2009, By

Tony Woodley calls for people to be put first (tags: Unite, unions, organising, recession) Southbank recruitment success (tags: organising PCS)

A Long Time Coming

25 Mar 2009, By

Jonathan Mann is doing an ambitious project to write a song a day, on a current affairs topic, or one chosen by web users. Rock Cookie Bottom is doing very well, and he’s churning out great short songs on a dizzying turn-around. We especially liked this one on EFCA – the Employee Free Choice Act…

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RMT youth video – loving music hating racism

25 Mar 2009, By

I received this video from one of the young development workers (Jen York) from the RMT. Jen was one of the participants on the TUC course ‘Lights, camera, action’ (which teaches organisers how to make short films for youtube – film/edit etc) and this is the first film that she has produced (using windows movie maker – her union…

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