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#TheTimeIsNow – We need a European Robin Hood Tax

25 May 2016, By

Next month, on 17 June, European Finance Ministers will gather for a crunch meeting for the European financial transactions tax (the Robin Hood Tax, or FTT). Campaigners across Europe are urging the group of countries who are negotiating the tax to make the final decision needed to bring the tax into effect, under the banner #TheTimeIsNow. At European…

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Keep IT in BA: We need action against undercutting in British Airways

25 Apr 2016, By Guest

Tata’s decision to close its steel plants in the UK has brought it to the centre of public attention. What may be less known is that Tata, the Indian conglomerate, also owns the company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) which British Airways decided to outsource its IT services to last October. GMB has been campaigning against…

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E-On join the Dying to Work campaign

19 Apr 2016, By

Yesterday, in the Houses of Parliament the energy giant E-On became the first UK company to sign up to the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter committing them, as an employer, to supporting workers diagnosed with terminal illness. The Charter was be signed by the E-On HR Director Dave Newborough, along with Paul Nowak the Deputy General…

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What’s changed about attitudes to free trade?

14 Mar 2016, By

I’ve already blogged once about the Wilton Park conference I attended recently on the subject of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) in terms of the impact of investor protection on democracy. But one of the hot topics at the conference was more about the impact of democracy on TTIP. The very next week…

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Fighting for fair pay at Express Newspapers

12 Feb 2016, By Guest

On the face of it, a shop steward negotiating with Richard Desmond is about as superfluous a role as Donald Trump’s equality and diversity advisor. The media mogul, labelled Britain’s greediest billionaire by my colleagues in the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), has not given his workforce at the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star,…

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Time to care: Homecare workers speak out

14 Jan 2016, By Guest

Can you imagine having to have someone else help you brush your teeth? How about to get you out of bed, or even to wash you? What if it was a stranger each time? Over half a million adults in the UK rely on homecare workers to help them with these kinds of activities, as well…

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