From the TUC

Lauren Usher's Articles - Page 2

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Equality at work: Fair play needs strong unions

06 Jun 2014, By

There have been a number of breakthroughs for equalities in the world of sport recently; we’ve seen the appointment of the first female football manager, Helena Costa, in France -a move Arsene Wenger has publicly backed. There was the coming out of the first openly gay NFL player, Michael Sam, who emotionally embraced his boyfriend…

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Garland for May Day

May Day: Times change but values are eternal

01 May 2014, By

May 1st is a highly significant date for unions. Known also as International Workers Day, May Day is when the labour movement across the world celebrates the core values that we as trade unionists stand for. The traditional messages of solidarity, peace, respect and good jobs for all resonate on May Day. It’s when we…

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Taking the Fair Pay message to South London

29 Mar 2014, By

This week as part of Fair Pay Fortnight, I joined the Southern and Eastern Region TUC and Battersea and Wandsworth Trades Council to run a series of street stalls across South London. We started out outside Wandsworth Town Hall, where we were joined by local GMB and Unison branch reps and activists. We spoke to…

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