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Brendan Barber's Articles

My message to the Italian unions demonstrating today

20 Oct 2012, By

The TUC isn’t the only trade union movement protesting today. As well as colleagues in Glasgow and Belfast, there’s going to be a huge demonstration in Rome, too – also against austerity, and in particular focusing on youth unemployment. We’re not swapping speakers like some Live Aid gig, but CGIL General Secretary Susanna Camusso has…

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Jack Jones: Three lessons for our times

12 Apr 2012, By

I’m honoured to have been asked to give the annual Jack Jones lecture in Liverpool tonight, and wanted to use it to show three of the key lessons for today that we can find from Jack’s life. Here’s some of what I’ll be saying this evening: Jack Jones was a true colossus of the labour…

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Union reps: The user manual

16 Jan 2012, By

Trade union representatives are the unsung heroes of Britain’s workplaces. There are over 200,000 of them in every sector of the economy, giving up their time and energy for free simply to help and support their work colleagues. Unions are just as relevant, and necessary, today as they have ever been. Millions of workers have…

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