Jeremy Corbyn is set to join the trade union movement and tens of thousands of people in demanding a new deal for working people on Saturday 12 May.
By Ian Richardson
Both wings of the labour movement are increasing their opposition to Tory plans to quit the EU Single Market – a move that would lead to the loss of huge numbers of jobs and a general decline in living standards as inflation from the devaluation of the pound cut real wages. The political background is the increasingly acrimonious negotiations with the EU as government bluster about the claimed benefits of leaving the Single Market are exposed.
By Nicky Dempsey
Vile attacks on immigrants and ethnic minorities are continuing all across Europe.
Reaction is being whipped up by the pro-austerity parties, who also lend support to each other’s agendas. The latest example, but by no means the worst, is Merkel’s support for Cameron on her recent visit to Britain. While she was completely unwilling and unable to offer any encouragement on his central demand for a European referendum, the consolation prize offered was support for yet another ‘clampdown on benefit tourism’.
March for A Future That Works
Assemble at 11am – 1:30pm
Saturday 20 October 2012
Victoria Embankment (on the north bank of the Thames)
Mobilise for this Saturday’s TUC march ‘for a future that works’.
Oppose the government’s austerity policies.
By Sammy Barker
The 2012 Trade Union Congress was notable for three positions which appear to be historic, and one which has great immediate importance.