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Remembering Tony Merrick of the Pentonville Five

By Steve Turner Tony Merrick, who passed away last week, was a giant of the British trade union movement who stood up to the state’s attacks on workers and was jailed with the Pentonville Five for defending his class. Reflecting on … Continue reading

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Professor Keith Ewing: Covid-19 has exposed a failing state

Writing in 1918, Lenin reflected on the ‘rottenness, mendacity and hypocrisy of capitalism’.   In the same text he wrote also of bourgeois democracy being ‘a paradise for the rich and a snare and deception for the exploited’:  The Proletarian Revolution … Continue reading

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Video: The Future of Industry, Jobs & Rights At Work

Read a full report from this on-line event by clicking here.  

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Support The NUJ : Thwarted In Recognition Bid By “Bosses Union Of Choice”

NUJ condemns BAJ for becoming the “bosses’ union of choice” at Iran International to thwart NUJ recognition process. The National Union of Journalists has called on supporters of trade union rights to condemn the British Association of Journalists which has … Continue reading

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Trump’s NLRB Attacks Union Protection Laws

The US National Labour Relations Board, now with a majority of Trump appointees is considering killing off a legal precedent that has protected unions since the NLRB’s introduction by Franklin D. Roosevelt. One professor of labour law said he was … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: Celebrate the Durham Miners Gala on-line

A message from Unite general secretary Len McCluskey about the Durham Miners Gala: “Sadly there’ll be no gathering this year. But we won’t be silent. we can still link arms as Marras and workers, and celebrate our gala online.”

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Labour Party members and the NPF

CTUF members and supporters who are also members of the Labour Party can to log onto the National Policy Forum website using this link and “vote” for and positively comment on the IER submission to the Economy, Business & Trade Commission. … Continue reading

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TUC: Organise 2020

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No Turning Back – Your Rights, Unions & Resiting The Tory Agenda

IER and @unionfreedom Event:  John Hendy QC & Carolyn Jones, speaking with Laura Pidcock (People’s Assembly) & Sarah Woolley (BFAWU) – “No Turning Back: Your Rights, Your Unions & Resisting The Tory Agenda” Join us 7pm, June 29th on this link … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Aussie Union Update On Discussions On Workplace Laws

Australian Unions are trying to protect the jobs, wages and rights of every worker in Australia. Watch the briefing from Sally McManus, Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, about the discussions that Australian unions are having with the … Continue reading

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