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Cable Street 80: Remembering their actions, living their values

07 Oct 2016, By

It’s 80 years this week since the Battle of Cable Street, when working-class neighbourhoods united to drive Oswald Moseley’s British Union of Fascists out of the East End. The blackshirts’ planned march to threaten the East End’s Jewish communities was beaten back and had to be protected by police as they fled. Events like this are…

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Women workers & the EU referendum

11 Mar 2016, By

Frances O’Grady addressed the TUC Women’s Conference in London on Weds 9 March. Here is an extract from her speech. Sisters, my next priority is making sure working women get a proper voice in the forthcoming EU referendum. I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with the blokey nature of the coverage so far.…

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UK proposals for EU renegotiation: Joint DGB-TUC statement

19 Nov 2015, By

Reiner Hoffman, the President of the TUC’s German equivalent, the Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (DGB), has signed the following statement with me. It sets out our response to the Prime Minister’s speech last week on his EU renegotiation strategy. Having regard to the UK Prime Minister’s letter to the Council President last week proposing reforms to the…

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Common priorities for Europe in Britain & Ireland

09 Jul 2015, By

Yesterday I had the honour of addressing the Congress of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), and a large part of my speech focused on the challenges facing the European Union. Including, of course, the prospect of an EU referendum in Britain. Here’s some of what I said: Congress, we meet at a defining moment…

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Greece after the referendum

07 Jul 2015, By

I was pleased to be able to sponsor and speak at the Greece Solidarity Campaign/Jubilee Debt Campaign rally in solidarity with Greece at Congress House last night. Here’s what I said: Greece is the cradle of democracy. It is where a simple, yet profoundly powerful, idea took hold. That not kings, not bankers, not bureaucrats – but…

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