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Member Blogs

  • Union Solidarity International - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 7:49am

    RMT, TSSA and Unite members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in a series of disputes on London Underground.

    The unions are currently in talks with ACAS in a bid to resolve the dispute before a planned 24-hour strike starting next Wednesday.

    The action is over a range of disputes, including pay and night-running, a continuing threat to station staff jobs, the employment of agency staff to undertake training and changes to door...

  • Union Solidarity International - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 4:58am

    The four candidates for leadership of the Labour Party are this morning taking part in a hustings organised by Unions Together.

    The organisation, which represents the 14 unions affiliated to the party, is inviting questions to Andy Turnham, Yvette Cooper, Jeremy Corbyn and Liz Kendall via Twitter @unionstogether.

    The hustings starts at 11am and can be followed here: unions together.org.uk/hustings

    So far Jeremy Corbyn is the only leader to be...

  • Union Solidarity International - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 3:43am

    GMB members at Saint Gobain Isover in Runcorn are being balloted for industrial action in a dispute
    over pay.

    Members are being asked to vote whether or not they wish to take strike action after pay negotiations broke down without agreement.

    After months of talks the company, who produce insulation materials for the construction industry, made a final offer of a 2% increase. GMB organiser Terry Mellor said: “The company has gone through many changes...

  • Union Solidarity International - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 3:18am

    Lecturers at Bradford College have today walked out in a row over job losses.

    The UCU members are calling on the college to rule out any compulsory redundancies and seek alternative solutions to deal with any financial difficulties.

    #Solidarity with @ucu members today on strike at Bradford College
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  • Union Solidarity International - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 3:03am

    With the temperatures set to hit 32˚C tomorrow, the TUC is calling on employers to temporarily relax workplace dress codes to help their staff work through the heatwave as comfortably as possible.

    The sudden increase in temperatures means that many workplaces may become unbearably hot, warns the TUC. While there is a legal limit below which workplace temperatures should not fall (16˚C), most people may be surprised to learn there is no upper limit.

    For many...

  • Portside - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 12:19am
    Personal care attendants will see their wages increase to $15 per hour in Massachusetts, while fast food workers in New York State may soon see a large pay increase as well.

     

     

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  • Portside - Monday, June 29, 2015 - 8:00pm
    The head of the white supremacist group that Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof cited as an influence has contributed to high-profile politicians, but he's not the only white supremacist leader to do so.

    This week, The Guardian reported that the leader of a right-wing group which apparently influenced Dylann Roof's extremist views on race before the Charleston church shootings had donated tens of thousands of dollars to leading Republicans.

    Earl Holt, president of the Council of Conservative Citizens who once stated that African Americans were...

  • Portside - Monday, June 29, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Who in our community will be left to push for full equality for all transgender and queer people, now that this one fight has been won?

    It wasn’t that long ago – 4 November 2008 – that the US had an election that galvanized a generation of activists to change policies in this country that would have enshrined into law the continued marginalization of a large group of people. I’m not talking about who was elected president, or which political party took the most seats in Congress: rather, a ballot initiative in the state of California, called Proposition 8,...

  • Portside - Monday, June 29, 2015 - 8:00pm
    June 22 kicked off AFL-CIO Worker Center Advisory Council. There, UCLA Labor Center’s Victor Narro presented the center’s most recent analysis of labor-worker center partnerships, Building a Movement Together: Worker Centers and Labor Union Affiliations.

    Over the last decade, the labor movement has begun to transform, rebuilding and reinvigorating itself from the ground level. A decisive element of this transformation is organized labor’s evolving partnership with worker centers. In 2006, the AFL-CIO institutionalized partnerships with worker centers through...

  • Portside - Monday, June 29, 2015 - 8:00pm
    The Iranian revolution was not "Islamic" and "Islamist" forces who took over needed pseudo crises to implement their agenda. The "hostage crisis" was the first and "nuclear policy" is the latest of such crises that portray "Iran vs. the world." The other side, the US and some regional powers, too, welcome such a "bogeyman" role by Iran.

    The Iranian revolution was not "Islamic" and "Islamist" forces who took over needed pseudo crises to implement their agenda. The "hostage crisis" was the first and "nuclear policy" is the latest of...