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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. http://www.leftfootforward.org/2011/10/priti-patel-ideologically-driven-attacks-on-trade-unions/

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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links for 2010-03-05

05 Mar 2010, By

Temp staff in Asda supply chain win equal pay with union deal A significant success for UNITE's organising efforts in the food processing sector (tags: UNITE, organising)

links for 2009-12-27

27 Dec 2009, By

Tim Costello, Trucker-Author Who Fought Globalization, Dies at 64 Sad news that Tim Costello – who was at the forefront of thinking about how trade unions can organise globally – has passed away over the Christmas break. (tags: Tim Costello, organising, globalisation)

The Union Advent: 24 Dec

24 Dec 2009, By

Trade unions are the most effective tool for ensuring good health and safety at work. Put simply unionised workplaces are safer workplaces. That is one of the main reasons that people join and stay in a union. When asked, 70% of new trade union members considered health and safety a ‘very important’ union issue –…

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The Union Advent: 23 Dec

23 Dec 2009, By

Union Learning Reps increase the impact of training. 73% of Union Learning Reps and one-half of managers reported that ULRs have had a positive impact on either employer-funded or non-employer-funded training. Three out of the five managers stated that ULRs help to address employee skills gaps. Both ULRs and managers report that ULRs are more…

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