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PCS - transfer engagements with care...

Jon's union blog - 18 April 2014 - 10:37pm
http://www.iansunitesite.org.uk/2014/04/report-from-unite-special-executive.html?m=1 Having spent my evening between different leftwing fringe meetings at the Conference of the National Union of Teachers, my mind is on the state of our movement. Hence my interest in the link above, which reports...

A tale of Bob in Barnet

John's Labour blog - 18 April 2014 - 6:38pm
A modern day Morality tale about the fate of wicked and evil Privateer Councillors (with a very catchy tune). Hat tip Barnet UNISON. 

White Noise, Black Politics

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 5:07pm
Sister Citizen What happens when the black experience is relegated to background noise?Melissa Harris-Perry April 16, 2014   |    This article appeared in the May 5, 2014 edition of The Nation.Share(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)This spring, African-American...

We Can Overcome Capitalism, But It’ll Take Some Work

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 5:00pm
Capitalism has lifted a few individuals, such as Donald Trump, to power while diminishing workers and undermining their confidence—but it doesn't have to be this way. (Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons)FEATURES » APRIL 17, 2014 Longtime organizer Jane McAlevey’s new book shows progressives that the...

Protestors say Rio Tinto ‘to blame’ for mine deaths

Power in a Union - 18 April 2014 - 10:26am
At a London event organised by the global union federation IndustriALL union members and protestors from around the world demonstrated against giant mining and metals company Rio Tinto this week over...

Labour trouble looms again at Bajaj’s Chakan unit

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 8:37am
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Asa Philip Randolph forged civil rights movement

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 8:35am
Login FacebookTwitterGoogle PlusmoreLibrary of CongressAsa Philip Randolph led the Aug. 28, 1963, March of Washington for Jobs and Freedom.“The beneficiaries of a system cannot be expected to destroy it,” Asa Philip Randolph, who could be considered a father of the civil rights movement, observed...

Cesar Chavez Biographer Aims To Go Beyond Labor Activist’s Saintly Image

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 8:31am
Subscribe By Matthew Heller | April 16, 2014Share this article!1 CommentDolores Huerta, co-founder of United Farms Workers (UFW) tours her exhibition, “Viva la Causa! Dolores Huerta and the Struggle for Justice,” at La Plaza de la Cultura y Artes museum downtown Los Angeles on...

Mayor Shares Support for Campaign to Unionize Car Wash Workers in City

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 8:26am
 By: NY1 News Updated 04/16/2014 11:02 PMShareThis Facebook Tweet Email TWC News: Mayor Shares Support for Campaign to Unionize Car Wash Workers in City Play nowMayor Bill de Blasio may be grappling with his own labor issues at City Hall, but that is not keeping...

Student academic workers file 2 more unfair labor practice charges against UC

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 8:23am
BERKELEY’S NEWS · FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014MICHAEL DRUMMOND/FILEBY IVY KIM | STAFFLAST UPDATED 10 HOURS AGONearly two weeks after a UC-wide strike, the UC student academic workers union has filed two unfair labor practice charges against the university with the state public...

Bryant signs bills to limit union activities

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 8:18am
  Republican Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed three bills to limit union activities in Mississippi, saying he hopes they strengthen the state's reputation as a place where organized labor has little influence. "Just to be blunt about it: We just don't want unions involved in our...

Running on empty – the scary truth behind NHS cuts

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 8:14am
Union-News.co.ukThe active voice for trade unionists    Home  News  Features  Films  Podcasts  Support us by Tim Lezard - 14th April 2014, 8.30 BSTA new survey of almost 3,000 nurses from across the UK reveals a health service under...

Free tickets available for Tony Benn May Day memorial event

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 8:10am
by Tim Lezard - 17th April 2014, 7.45 BST Tony Benn at Tolpuddle 2012. Pic by Karen HatchBristolians have the chance to pay a tribute to Tony Benn at a May Day memorial event.Members of the public are invited to join trade unionists and politicians in remembering the former Bristol MP,...

MASSIVE VOTE FOR STRIKE ACTION ON HEATHROW EXPRESS

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 8:07am
  16 April 2014Geoff MartinRAIL UNION RMT today announced that staff have voted by huge majorities across Heathrow Express for industrial action in response to a package of multi-million pound cuts which amount to an all-out assault on pay, jobs and safety.The strike vote was almost nine to...

STUC response to Johann Lamont speech to STUC Congress

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 8:04am
April 16th 2014Responding to the speech, and referendum question and answer session from Johann Lamont MSP at STUC Congress today, Grahame Smith Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:“Overall Johann Lamont gave a strong and confident performance, showing that she has a close...

UCU postpones marking boycott after bosses offer to double pay rise

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 8:02am
by Tim Lezard - 17th April 2014, 9.00 BSTTUC general secretary Frances O’Grady joins strikers outside the University of the West of England, October 2013The UCU has postponed its marking boycott to allow members to vote on an improved pay offer.The Universities and Colleges’ Employers...

Who can put the fractured federation together again?

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 8:00am
Carol Paton, 15 April 2014, 05:39Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: SUNDAY TIMESCan Cosatu be put together again? Cyril Ramaphosa must believe so, writes Carol PatonShare Article:  JUST as the axe was about to fall on the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), expelling it from...

Solomon Islands union rebuilds against all odds

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 7:55am
17 April 2014 view larger imageA recent earthquake in the Solomon Islands left communities devastatedThe ITF will soon have a new affiliate from the Solomon Islands, as workers in the country set to rebuilding their union. The Solomon Islands National Union of Workers (SINUW) was the only private...

Staggering number of workers said to die as Qatar prepares for World Cup

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 7:52am
MORNING MIX By Terrence McCoy,  Published: APRIL 15, 4:25 AM ET     Aa  There’s a place, tucked in the shadows of ethereal skyscrapers that represent Qatar’s immense wealth, where the smell of excrement is strong and men crouch around fetid latrines and...

Global unions applaud NZ ‘slave ships’ progress

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 7:47am
17 April 2014Global unions the ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) and IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural and Hospitality Workers) today applauded the steps forward made in preventing often shocking abuse of crews on fishing vessels in New Zealand waters. They were...

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