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Volkswagen Passat

Workers get to choose at Chattanooga

15 Jul 2014, By

Hopefully you won’t have forgotten the massive campaign that the US car workers’ union UAW ran earlier this year with German equivalent IG Metall’s support to establish the first ever Works Council in the USA (and the first union recognition deal at a foreign-owned car plant in a right-to-work southern state.) Massive pressure from right-wing…

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NUT members at Trafalgar Square

Why should parents support the #J10 teachers’ strike?

10 Jul 2014, By Guest

Teachers know that any strike by teachers is a major headache for parents. We realise that many parents will have to work at home, find emergency childcare, or take a day’s leave. Believe me when I tell you that no teacher takes today’s strike lightly, but it is precisely because of the concerns we have…

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Hands up: I'm backing #J10

#J10: The need to take action against poverty pay in public services

08 Jul 2014, By Guest

The Government has had local government pay and conditions squarely in its sights since 2010. A pay freeze in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and a punitive 1% pay cap ever since has sent the pay packets of local government and school workers plummeting back to the level of the 1990s.  This year’s pay offer would result in a cumulative real-term cut of almost 20%.  We…

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