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Owen Tudor's Articles

Brazil’s unions rally against illegitimate Government’s privatisation & cuts agenda

26 Aug 2016, By

The Olympics is over and the Paralympics has yet to start. Brazil’s Senate is using the break to start formal impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, and the illegitimate government of Michel Temer is preparing a huge programme of privatisations and cuts in education, health and other social programmes, reversing the fantastic anti-poverty programmes of Workers’ Party governments.…

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EU citizens’ right to stay: We need your evidence

18 Aug 2016, By

I’ve joined a panel established by British Future to look at the detail of how a guarantee to EU27 citizens (people from the 27 countries staying in the EU) currently living and working in the UK could work. The purpose of the cross-party enquiry, which includes panelists who voted Leave as well as Remain, is…

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Two tribes is not the way to reconnect with abandoned Britain

06 Aug 2016, By

The EU referendum result was a close one – 52% to 48% suggests a country deeply divided, and there are clearly good reasons for being concerned about that. But the polling the TUC commissioned for when the polls closed suggests that the country isn’t as divided as the close vote suggests. And that’s crucial to…

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Show Qatar that World Cup death & exploitation are unnecessary

01 Aug 2016, By

On 21 August, West Ham United will play their first Premiership home game at the former London 2012 Olympic Stadium – their new venue – against Bournemouth. We’ll be there with Playfair Qatar campaigners and Hammers fans to make a simple point. The stadium was originally built for the Olympics with no fatalities, and under an agreement between…

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Chinese sweatshops: they were the future, once

25 Jul 2016, By

Once it was David Cameron’s jibe at Tony Blair. Then he used it self-deprecatingly to bid farewell to the Commons after the referendum. But it reflects an iron law that what was once seen as the future soon becomes the past. And, Chinese trade unionists and labour rights activists have been telling UK trade unions…

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Europe’s trade unions come to London to show solidarity

11 Jul 2016, By

This morning, the leaders of Europe’s trade unions met in the TUC General Council chamber – people like ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation) General Secretary Luca Visentini and German union leader Reiner Hoffman. They are here partly to show solidarity with British workers and stand shoulder to shoulder with our struggle to prevent workers being…

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What next after the Brexit vote? Defend workers’ rights

25 Jun 2016, By

Many people are asking what they can do next, after the UK voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union. The TUC doesn’t think that we can or should challenge the result of the referendum. We would have rejected the arguments Nigel Farage was clearly building up to when he thought Leave would lose about the…

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