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Top US trade unionist responds to Trump election

09 Nov 2016, By

Richard Trumka, President of the TUC’s equivalent in the USA, the AFLCIO, had this to say about the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election: Donald Trump has been elected president. America is a democratic nation, and the voters have spoken. The AFL-CIO accepts the outcome of this election, and offers our congratulations to President-elect Trump.…

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How trade unionism transformed me and my career

09 Nov 2016, By

My family aren’t trade unionists or activists. In fact I grew up as a daughter of Indian immigrants learning that you don’t make a fuss and you accept your lot. But life has a way of surprising you. I became a trade union member and an activist at the same time in my mid 20’s.…

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Remembering Aberfan

21 Oct 2016, By

Fifty years ago today at 9:15am a massive spoil tip slid down the mountain behind Pantglas Junior School, engulfing it completely. 116 children and 28 adults were killed. It’s difficult to find words to properly express the anger and sorrow of this completely avoidable tragedy, however on the 70th day of the tribunal, Desmond Ackner…

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Southern Rail, ScotRail and red herrings

08 Aug 2016, By

It’s often said that it takes two sides to make a dispute; it certainly takes two sides to end one. Last week during talks at ACAS, the RMT offered to suspend strike action at Southern Rail if the company matched an offer on guards and safety that’s being made in a separate dispute by ScotRail. The…

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