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Together: more thoughts for UK unions

07 Nov 2012, By

This is a guest posting by Mike Smith, Head of Secretariat for the TUC It was fascinating to hear from Helen Kelly, President of the NZCTU, about what unions in New Zealand are doing to tackle problems that are both similar to those we face in the UK, but significantly different, both in terms of…

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Web links for 3rd November 2011

03 Nov 2011, By

Separating spin from substance What exactly has changed as a result of yesterday’s heavily spun public service pension announcement by the government? Our Pensions Justice campaign website examines the detail and finds the difference is hardly as great as Danny Alexander and David Cameron are making out. In defence of the Union rep LabourList kick…

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Web links for 14th October 2011

14 Oct 2011, By

Priti Patel’s attacks on trade unions are all about ideology One of Carl’s recent posts on union facility time earned us a response on Conservative Home, from Tory MP for Witham, Priti Patel. He’s written this piece for Left Foot Forward, addressing the points she made.

Web links for 23rd September 2011

23 Sep 2011, By

Austerity: the union take on a very Greek tragedy Zoe Lanara of the GSEE (the Greek TUC) gives her side of the Greek strikes story on Touchstone blog. The Daily Mail’s poisonous lies must be fought by all trade unionists Unite’s Rick Coyle tells us the real story behind the Daily Mail’s “Foreign workers at…

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Day of action announced over public service pensions

14 Sep 2011, By

Brendan Barber spoke at a press conference today, to give details of public service unions’ decisions on action to protect public service pensions, after the conclusion of Congress 2011. Unions held an urgent meeting immediately following Congress, to discuss the recent round of negotiations with the government and consider the next steps to defend decent…

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VIDEO: Join the online vigil for the NHS

01 Sep 2011, By

As the government’s controversial Health and Social Care Bill receives its third reading in the House of Commons, we’re standing vigil to show Parliamentarians the level of concern around the country about the threats to our National Health Service. Please join the vigil online by uploading a photograph of yourself to this site. We’ll be…

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