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Frances O'Grady's Articles

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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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ICTU Congress

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 solidarity

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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TUC-DGB statement on PEGIDA-UK March this Saturday

26 Feb 2015, By

In the light of Saturday’s planned March in Newcastle-on-Tyne by the alleged British branch of the far right, anti-Islamic German organisation PEGIDA, I have agreed the following statement with my opposite number in Germany, Reiner Hoffman, President of the DGB. On behalf of working people and their communities in Britain and Germany, we believe that…

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Three challenges facing union learning

17 Jun 2014, By

The TUC’s work on learning is the trade union movement at its best – positive, progressive, and popular. Union learning is focused firmly on the future and on making our economy stronger and more productive, but for all the progress we have made we still have a mountain to climb. Amongst the many challenges facing…

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