Monthly Archives: December 2009

State attacks BA workers right to strike

The British Airways strike has been blocked by the court. This is not unusual, only recently the courts issued an injunction against Vestas workers and their occupation and the climate change protestors on the Isle of Wight. The strike by … Continue reading

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IAN TERRY SPEAKS IN COPENHAGEN

Ex-Vestas Worker Politician Ian Terry of the Isle of Wight has been speaking at the fringes of the Climate Change Conference in Denmark. One of the almost 20 speakers at the magnificent 100.000 demonstration in Copenhagen was Ian. He said, … Continue reading

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Steve Gibson offers solidarity with steel workers

Middlesbrough will demonstrate on Sunday their solidarity with the 1,700 Teessiders who face unemployment because of the Corus steel plant closure. Steve Gibson, the club’s chairman and owner, has invited 100 workers and their families to the Riverside Stadium and … Continue reading

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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE BRITISH WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT TO THE 1926 GENERAL STRIKE

~by KENNETH KNAPMAN First Printed and Published by the Workers’ Resource Centre (2000) 170, Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 2LA All rights reserved, 2000 ******************************************* Contents Foreword Introduction Chapters The Trade Unions (an early history) The New Unionism of 1829-34 The … Continue reading

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WHAT KIND OF UNIONS?

Since its new inception the Ryde and East Wight Trades Council has maintained that it wants to build union on the island. By “Union” it means workers association to organise themselves as a class and the name of the union … Continue reading

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Workers livelihoods under attack

The Ryde and east Wight Trades Council expresses solidarity with workers in struggle to defend their standards. The IW Council want to remove a long standing allowance paid to council workers who have to use their cars to carry out … Continue reading

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“Emergency Liquidity”: Government in the Service of the Financial Oligarchy

Workers’ Daily The Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, appeared before the Treasury Select Committee on November 24, and for the first time revealed details of the size of emergency loans to the Royal Bank of Scotland and … Continue reading

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