From the TUC

Guatemala: where a union leader’s life costs just $195

28 Nov 2015, By

I spoke today at #LatinAmerica15, the annual conference devoted to solidarity with our colleagues in South and Central America and the Caribbean. I was talking about Guatemala, in the company of Noé Ramirez, leader of banana workers’ union SITRABI, a truly brave man and an inspirational leader. Noé set out just how bad the situation…

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Broad alliance must raise the alarm on new Immigration Bill

28 Nov 2015, By

The Immigration Bill is due to go through the Report stage and Third Reading in the House of Commons this Tuesday on 1st December. The Bill has emerged from the Public Bill Committee – to which the TUC submitted written evidence –  unfortunately still containing measures to criminalise workers, increase exploitation and discrimination in the…

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Become a film mogul & let everyone know how bravery took on apartheid

25 Nov 2015, By

I’ve just left the launch of an exciting project to inform a new generation about a little-known element of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. Grassroots film-makers Barefoot Rascals, with the support of veteran anti-apartheid campaigners Ronnie Kasrils and the newly ennobled Peter Hain, want to make a film about the young British activists…

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The NHS funding squeeze must stop: A physiotherapist’s view

25 Nov 2015, By Guest

I have worked in the NHS for 19 years as a physiotherapist specializing in working with children. There have been some good and bad changes over this period of time, but none have had such a negative impact as the past five years of spending cuts and so-called ‘efficiency savings’ that I, and many of…

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Behind the blue lights: Life in the frontline of Cameron’s NHS

23 Nov 2015, By Guest

Dave, a paramedic from the Midlands, shares a frank view of life in NHS emergency services starved of funding and struggling to meet the demand Friday. Just started a 12 hour late shift. On again with a new starter. Appears too bubbly and the keenness has yet to wear off, but it will. 1st job,…

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