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Unions in the community

We need to get better at arguing over migration

03 Jan 2014, By

The big news of the season (after the weather: we’re British, after all!) has been the lifting of certain restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanians travelling to Britain to be employees (note, not ‘all restrictions’, and this doesn’t mean they haven’t been able to come to Britain to work: some of the reporting has been more…

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Migrants, benefits & Europe: is Cameron playing Daily Mail bingo?

28 Nov 2013, By

Yesterday the Prime Minister unveiled a new initiative which addressed the three main demons of the right in one go, ostensibly cracking down on the benefit entitlement of migrants from Europe. As my colleague Richard Exell has rehearsed, the announcement – released without detail so it’s difficult to say anything too authoritative – makes little sense…

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A New Forum for Young Workers

30 Apr 2013, By

It’s an exciting time for the Young Workers Forum. The Forum met last week, for the first time under its new name, and chose the issues that it will address in its three priority campaigns for 2013/14: pay and employment, housing and promoting unions. Our campaign focus on Pay and Employment will see the Young…

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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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