From the TUC

Good and bad news from Iran

30 Nov 2011, By

UPDATE: And now it’s bad and bad news. In a move denounced by the ITUC as “crass and cynical”, Ebrahim was rearrested yesterday. You can read more here. There’s so much going on in Britain at the moment that it can be easy to forget what’s going on elsewhere. But we won’t – we remember…

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#N30 saw a movement find a voice that spoke for all workers

30 Nov 2011, By

I’m writing this post having just returned from the Liverpool TUC March and Rally for Pensions Justice so you may have to excuse some post march euphoria.  However it’s clear that in terms of the support the Day of Action has received from public sector workers, it has been an enormous success. My Twitter feed is…

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Live and striking: Unions live blogging 30 November

30 Nov 2011, By

Today’s Day of Action on public service pensions is the biggest strike in a generation, so it’s going to set a lot of firsts, but one I’ve noticed is how connected the day is going to be online. Many unions are going to be maintaining liveblogs to keep their members in the loop, and many…

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Pensions Justice in charts and numbers

29 Nov 2011, By

UNISON have produced this great infographic for the Day of Action on public service pensions tomorrow. It shows the impact the government’s proposed changes to pensions will have on public service workers, especially women. Click the picture below to see the graphic…

Bulgarian and British unions: united against pensions injustice

29 Nov 2011, By

As public sector workers in Britain strike for their pension rights tomorrow, Bulgarian trade union confederations CITUB and PODKREPA will be demonstrating in front of the Parliament in Sofia, also for workers’ pension rights. The Bulgarian government plans to raise the retirement age by a year from 1 January. It’s not as if the unions in…

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US nurses care about British pensions

28 Nov 2011, By

I often use this blog to ask you to take solidarity action with workers in other countries. But tonight, it’s the other way round. On Wednesday, nurses across the USA will be protesting in solidarity with British public sector workers who are striking to defend their pensions. The National Nurses Union (NNU) will be leading…

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