Posts Tagged ‘ TUC ’

Commemorating the Leeds Convention of 1917

Mar 23rd, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The 100th anniversary of an historic mass Labour and Socialist Convention held in support of the Russian Revolution at Leeds Coliseum in 1917 will be marked at a one-day event in the same city on 3 June this year.



Finding a Progressive Future in Post-Brexit Britain

Oct 20th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Leading thinkers and key figures in the Labour movement will come together with grassroots organisers and activists at a conference in London on Saturday 5 November to “take stock, discuss policy solutions and map a progressive path forward for Britain” post-Brexit.



Jayaben Desai and the ILP Tradition

Aug 30th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

Saturday 20 August 2016 marked the 40th anniversary of the day when Jayaben Desai walked out of the Grunwick photo-developing company in London, igniting a strike which drew support from thousands. GRAHAM TAYLOR remembers the woman whose dignity in dispute recalled the ethical traditions of the ILP.

For Jayaben Desai, the Grunwick strike was about low pay, compulsory overtime, trade union recognition and the inferior social status of women and immigrants – but it was also about human dignity. Tired of being humiliated, she said: “I want my freedom.”



The Trade Union Bill and Beyond

Jan 19th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

With the government’s ideological and damaging Trade Union Bill currently being debated in the Lords, Class are holding a public meeting to discuss the undemocratic nature of the Bill and the next steps for the trade union movement.



Make the Living Wage Compulsory

Nov 12th, 2015 | By admin | Category: Articles, Comment, Features, Frontpage, Lead

While recent rate increases are welcome, the Living Wage Foundation’s voluntary approach to employers is not working, says ERNIE JACQUES.



Osborne’s ‘Astonishing Attack’ on Working People

Oct 6th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Chancellor George Osborne’s attempt to present himself as the champion of labour at the Conservative Party conference has come under attack from TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady after he reiterated his commitment to cutting tax credits for low-paid workers.



Keir Hardie: Evangelist and Strategist

Sep 4th, 2015 | By admin | Category: Articles, Frontpage, History, Lead

In this chapter from a new book on Keir Hardie, BARRY WINTER argues that the Labour Party founder’s political life and ethical socialism can still serve as a beacon for the left in today’s increasingly unstable world.



‘Blatant’ Union Bill Designed to Damage Labour

Jul 15th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

The Trade Union Bill published by the Conservative government today (Wednesday 14 July) is designed to damage the Labour Party financially and will poison relations between workers and managers, according to the GMB union.

The Bill introduces turnout threshold of 50% for strike ballots, and requires unions in the health, education, fire, transport, water, security and energy sectors to win 40% support from all members eligible to vote. It also requires unions to give 14 days notice for strike action and lifts the current ban on firms using agency workers to do the jobs of those on strike.



TUC Attacks Tax Credit Reforms

Jun 25th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Trade Union Congress general secretary Frances O’Grady this week attacked the Conservative government for consigning millions of working families to poverty thanks to its proposed welfare reforms.



Bring Your May Day Banners to Chesterfield

Apr 30th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Chesterfield boasts that it hosts ‘the biggest and most prestigious’ May Day gala in the country’ and this year’s event on Monday 4 May looks set to rival any from its past.