From Pentonville to P&O: union rights & Tory wrongs – campaigning for free trade unions
Saturday 3 December
Hamilton House London
The economic project of the Truss government overall has no prospects at all of meeting its stated aim of increasing the trend rate of growth in the economy.
The sole important obstacle to severe further damage to living standards, public services and wider society that are central to the project is the resistance being mounted by many trade unions and their members.
Fighting for anti racist workplaces – Trade Union Conference
Sat 5 Feb
Hosted by the TUC and Stand Up To Racism
The British trade union movement is currently experiencing some turmoil and changes as the offensive against the working class intensifies and the leadership of a number of unions is due for election.
By Nicky Dempsey
The battle over austerity is moving into a new phase. Encouraged by talk of recovery a number of disputes have broken out across a wide variety of sectors, on pay, jobs, pensions and against privatisation.
By Jane West
The conflict that erupted between UNITE and the Labour leadership over the union’s decision to sponsor a range of candidates in the current round of Parliamentary has provoked a new round of assault on the union link with Labour.
The decision by Ed Miliband to take the opportunity of the spat to push through changes to the unions’ affiliation to the Party has been cheered on by the Blairites and the right-wing media, for whom an ‘opt-in’ ballot and the elimination of the unions’ 50 per cent of the vote in the London Mayoral selection are just initial steps.