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Member Blogs

  • Union Solidarity International - Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 12:02pm

    Denise Walker GMB Organiser, addresses the demonstration on behalf of the GMB outside Belfast City Hall

    Recently, the buses and trains are at a standstill, clinics are empty, children are absent from school… it’s not a script from a horror movie it’s a revolt involving tens of thousands of public sector workers across Northern Ireland who took strike action to oppose the cuts planned in the Stormont House Agreement and Assembly budget.

    GMB members joined in the action on the day with workers in Translink, (the public transport company...

  • Stop the Wall - Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 6:40am
    Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign

    The Land Defense Coalition, the popular movement to strengthen the resilience of the population in areas targeted by the Israeli Occupation Forces, and to build grassroots actions and international solidarity in order to confront the Israeli occupation, the settlement project and their implications, has prepared a small brochure. The brochure presents the Coalition, its member organizations, its work and political analysis.

     

    Please see below to download the brochure.

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  • Union Solidarity International - Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 4:00am

    Tickets for the 2015 Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival go on sale today.

    Organised by the South West TUC, the event runs from July 17th to 19th in Dorset, with Billy Bragg making a welcome return. Also appearing are 2-Tone legends The Beat, folk singers Seth Lakeman and Naomi Bedford, and socialist R & B favourites Thee Faction.

    Speakers on the Sunday include TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady, TUC president Leslie Manasseh, Angela Eagle MP and Unite assistant general secretary Steve...

  • Union Solidarity International - Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 3:00am

    The Conservative Party today announces it is to ban the membership of trade unions for public servants.

    The move is believed to have been provoked by recent strikes in the NHS, together with campaigns against zero hours contracts and a demand for the Living Wage.

    A spokesperson for the Conservative Party said: “Trade unions have long been a thorn in the side of businesses, denting their profits with excessive wage claims of one or two per cent.

    “Workers should be grateful to...

  • Union Solidarity International - Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 2:30am

    A new report published by the TUC says workers have been experiencing a significant increase in stress, which in some cases has led to mental ill health, as a result of the impact of austerity on their work and home lives.

    Although there is greater public awareness of mental health, the number of workers affected by mental health issues is enormous, says the TUC in Good practice in workplace mental health.

    Many employers do not deal with mental health issues and this may lead to...

  • Portside - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:06pm
    While the fast-food movement may not be close to persuading McDonald’s to adopt a $15 minimum wage, even the campaign’s critics acknowledge it has achieved some of its goals by prompting a national debate about low-wage work and nudging various cities and states to raise their minimum wage.

    ATLANTA - On a recent Friday, Kwanza Brooks, a $7.25-an-hour McDonald's worker, climbed into a 14-person van to take a four-hour ride from Charlotte, N.C., to Atlanta.

    As she and other workers headed south, Ms. Brooks, a short, fiery woman, swapped stories with her companions about unsafe...

  • Portside - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 9:45pm
    While the fast-food movement may not be close to persuading McDonald’s to adopt a $15 minimum wage, even the campaign’s critics acknowledge it has achieved some of its goals by prompting a national debate about low-wage work and nudging various cities and states to raise their minimum wage.

     

     

    ATLANTA — On a recent Friday...

  • Portside - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 9:09pm
    "Ida" swept the European awards and finally won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Its director, Pawel Pawlikovski, resorted to an aesthetic of the 60s (Wajda, Godard) not because of mere retro desire, but because the events the film depicts and the resulting emotional impact occurred at the beginning of that decade.

     

    Amazing Ida. Just an hour and twenty minutes of footage in black and white to confirm the conviction that films have much to say, as long as they shake off the stereotypes imposed by the big industry.

    The Polish film swept the European...

  • Portside - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 8:28pm
    The four American Jews above are on a national campus tour. All in their 70s, they are veterans of the civil rights movement; they went south 50 years ago to help free our country from Jim Crow, risking their lives for equal rights.But they have been banned from speaking at Hillel, the Jewish campus organization, because they have come out in favor of Palestinian human rights.

    This is the story of a tragedy inside the Jewish community.

    The four American Jews above are on a national campus tour. All in their 70s, they are veterans of the civil rights movement; they went south 50...

  • Portside - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 8:17pm
    Steve Howard, executive director of the VSEA, told NPR recently, “Before you take money out of the paychecks of snowplow drivers, nursing assistants, custodians and administrative assistants … we believe you have a moral obligation to ask for a greater contribution from a broad-based revenue source paid mostly by the wealthiest Vermonters who have had all the economic gains of the last decade.”

    Vermont, a state perceived as a liberal utopia by many, is being hit with a barrage of anti-labor policies. In a recent budget address, Gov. Peter Shumlin called out Vermont State Employees...