Monthly Archives: May 2016

French Strikes: Industrial action to hit transport

May 30, 2016 AIRPORTS and ports will be the focus of fresh strikes this week, while rail workers settle into rolling strikes from tomorrow. Staff at airports and airlines in France have called for a strike from June 3-5 citing … Continue reading

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Pan-Africanism and Communism: The Communist International, Africa and Diaspora, 1919-1939 by Hakim Adi

– Book Review – This ground-breaking book, based on research undertaken in the archives of the Comintern in Moscow as well as archives in France, Britain, the US and West Africa, documents the activities of the Communist International in relation … Continue reading

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The EU — no friend of Trade Unions

This article was taken from “The Socialist”, dated 25th April 2015 — Original article here. — The ‘Remain’ campaign, including unfortunately most trade union and Labour Party leaders, says that workers’ rights would be more adversely affected by a vote … Continue reading

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French Oil Strike:

An Attack on Working People Morning Star MAMMOTH strikes in France have spread to the oil industry, leading to petrol shortages nationwide and adding to the government’s woes. The El Khomri law — named after Labour Minister Myriam El Khomri … Continue reading

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French unions launch wave of protest against labour reform

French police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protests across the country on Tuesday. The day ended with 87 protesters arrested and 11 police officers injured nationwide, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said. Around 68,000 people took part in … Continue reading

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TUC welcomes increase in trade union membership

23 May 2016 New figures for trade union membership published today (Monday) by the Office for National Statistics, show that the overall number of trade union members has increased by 36,000 to 6.49 million people. And the number of trade … Continue reading

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McDonnell: We’ll clear way for a new society

Labour ‘will be more radical than Attlee’  Luke James McDonnell: We’ll clear way for a new society THE next Labour government will be more radical than Clement Attlee’s pioneering post-war administration, shadow chancellor John McDonnell vowed at the weekend. After … Continue reading

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