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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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London Labour Film Festival winning short film

13 Sep 2012, By

The London Labour Film Festival starts today at the prince Charles in Leicester Square 13-15th September. As well as the 18 feature films we’re showing, we’ve also been very excited to run a special competition for labour related short films.

London Labour film Festival: One week to go

06 Sep 2012, By

It’s just one week before the inaugural London Labour Film Festival, when we will officially join the global movement of labour film festivals from the USA and Turkey to Canada and Australia. It’s an important cultural event for the UK labour movement and one not to be missed. Many people think of documentary films when…

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Welcome to the London Labour Film Festival!

21 Aug 2012, By

A celebration of social commitment through cinema, the first ever London Labour Film Festival this September will bring eighteen phenomenal films touching on the issues of labour to the heart of London. Across three days, we’ll be presenting a fascinating and varied take on issues of work, labour struggle and the emotional and societal importance…

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The ‘Big Meeting’ this weekend

13 Jul 2012, By

This weekend sees the 128th Durham Miners Gala, or the ‘big meeting’ as it’s known. The popularity of the Gala has grown and grown in recent years, it is literally the biggest trade union gathering in Europe with over 100,000 trade unionists descending on the Cathedral and University City so closely associated with the heart…

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Learning from Grassroots

06 Jun 2012, By

For the last few weeks I’ve blogged here about the role of grassroots organising in mounting successful campaigns and in prioritising building activism within a campaign in the run up to our Grassroots conference at the end of May.  As we often say on this site, there is no silver bullet in the work that…

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