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  • Labour fears as Tories confirm plan to cut number of MPs

    Labour’s attempts to win a majority in the Commons have come under further attack as the Government vowed to press ahead with plans to cut the number of MPs by 50 to 600. The move, is expected to hit Labour disproportionately, was confirmed by Ministers...

  • Corbyn tells doubters: I won’t retire

    Jeremy Corbyn has vowed not to retire as Labour leader and said he was inspired by his father to continue working beyond the pensionable age. He said his age, 66, was no barrier to appealing to younger voters and dismissed the prospect of quitting. Corbyn’s...

  • Karie Murphy wins role in Corbyn’s office

    The former Labour candidate at the centre of the Falkirk selection row has been appointed to a job in Jeremy Corbyn’s office Karie Murphy is expected to start work next week as office manager for the leader of the Opposition. Murphy, an ally of Unite...

  • Tony Lloyd confirms he wants to be Labour’s candidate for Manchester mayor

    Greater Manchester police and crime commissioner Tony Lloyd has ended weeks of speculation and confirmed he wants to take the post of mayor in the city-region. Lloyd, who is already serving as interim mayor of Greater Manchester, is the first party figure...

  • Hopes rise for a Government u-turn on cuts to Opposition funding

    Labour today appeared closer to forcing a Government climbdown on the planned cuts to funding for Opposition political parties. Ministers have now pledged to open a consultation on the proposed 19 per cent cut to Short Money, which would have meant Labour...

  • Benn: Nuclear nations will keep bombs even if Trident is axed

    Hilary Benn warned that a UK exit from the European Union would weaken our opposition to ”Russian aggression”. The shadow Foreign Secretary highlighted the “moral interest” in European nations coming together to prevent conflict and tackle climate...

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  • How the fight to save Somerset cider shows unions at work

    Cider-making is synonymous with the county of Somerset; it is weaved into the social fabric, the landscape and the rural communities. Yet, in this fast-moving, modern, global market place, iconic industries, such as cider-making, have no more protection...

  • The Government are effectively creating state-sponsored blacklisting

    This week my union UCATT announced that it had secured compensation worth £5.6 million for 71 of our members who had their lives ruined by blacklisting. This is a major milestone in a seven year battle, on behalf of workers who were blacklisted on an...

  • UK cities must not be hit from Tory EU rows – Liverpool mayor

    If some commentators are to be believed, we are just a few short months away from a referendum of whether we stay in the European Union. The single biggest political decision any of us will have made (at least since the last time we voted on it in 1975)...

  • The Tories want to smash the unions and this is how they plan to do it

    As a trade union representing ordinary, decent, hard-working men and women doing a safety-critical job to ensure that passengers on Britain’s railways get the first class public transport they deserve, we have serious fears about what this government...

  • TU Bill an onslaught on civil liberties

    The Human Rights dimension of the campaign against the Trade Union Bill received a fillip this week from the International Labour Organisation (ILO).  In response to a TUC submission, they: Expressed serious concerns the 40 per cent threshold breaches...

  • Tory promises on equal pay are a lot of hot air

    Last summer David Cameron declared that he would “end the gender pay gap in a generation” and made the welcome announcement that his government would introduce measures to compel large businesses to publish their gender pay gap. Unfortunately, just...

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