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Len McCluskey re-elected as Unite General Secretary

  Len McCluskey has been re-elected as Unite’s general secretary. The result will be seen as a boost for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Len McCluskey’s chief rival Gerard Coyne was seen as the anti-Corbyn candidate. Unite is the Labour Party’s biggest … Continue reading

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Woolwich Ferry staff to strike over sexual harassment

Woolwich Ferry staff set to strike over secretary’s ‘sexual harassment ordeal’ The Evening Standard Key link: the ferry transports two million passengers across the river every year Workers are set to go on strike after an alleged four-year campaign of … Continue reading

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Strike action for BMW Plant Swindon sees Workers Fighting for their Pensions.

PRODUCTION at Plant Swindon is expected to fall silent today when around 750 BMW employees walk out in a dispute over pensions. Members of the union Unite walked out in the first day of strike action this morning at the … Continue reading

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The Local elections, on May 7th, on the Isle of Wight reveal how Renewal of the Democratic System should now operate.

If there is to be any renewal of the democratic system it surely has to deal with this issue of selection of candidates. Only in the last 3 months did the Independents lose control of the Council to the Conservatives. … Continue reading

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Exeter Political Forum:

An Invitation to the Exeter Political Forum on the Future of Society Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11:00 am (registration) – 5:00 pm To participate, contact  us at the Trades Council. The times are crying out for the working class and … Continue reading

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Teachers to Strike over Cuts:

Teachers’ union threatens strike over school budget cuts By Hannah RichardsonBBC News education reporter in Cardiff Strike action over funding cuts in England’s schools has been backed by the National Union of Teachers. The union’s annual conference voted to use … Continue reading

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NHS: The “5-Year Forward View”

The Rationing of Health care and the Delaying of Operations Should Not Be Happening in a Modern Society Massive London demonstration March 4 – It is Our NHS! Simon Stevens, NHS England’s chief executive, announced on March 31 that the … Continue reading

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