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  • Featured News McDonnell pledges tough action on low wages and executive pay as part of Labour’s plan to end “rigged economy”

    McDonnell pledges tough action on low wages and executive pay as part of Labour’s plan to end “rigged economy”

    John McDonnell will tomorrow pledge to ban zero hours contracts and halt the undercutting of British workers by foreign labourers as part of a plan to end the “rigged economy”. McDonnell has announced a sweeping series of pledges designed to tackle low pay, job insecurity and out-of-control executive salaries in order to prevent what Labour describes as a race to the bottom. The shadow chancellor will set out a radical series of measures, alongside Rebecca Long-Bailey, his former deputy and now […]

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  • Featured News Unions The 20-point plan with which Corbyn and McDonnell aim to end a “rigged economy”

    The 20-point plan with which Corbyn and McDonnell aim to end a “rigged economy”

    Give all workers equal rights from day one, whether part-time or full-time, temporary or permanent – so that all workers have the same rights and protections whatever kind of job they have. Ban zero hours contracts – so that every worker gets a guaranteed number of hours each week. Ensure that any employer wishing to recruit labour from abroad does not undercut workers at home – because it causes divisions when one workforce is used against another. Repeal the Trade […]

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  • Comment Europe Featured Theresa May acts like she is in the presidential bunker – Corbyn speech

    Theresa May acts like she is in the presidential bunker – Corbyn speech

    This is the full text of the speech delivered by Jeremy Corbyn speaking in east London today: This morning I’m going to say a few words about you. And even some about me. But if you don’t mind, I’ll come to that later. First I want to say that this general election more than any I have previously fought will define our times. Last week, I said the dividing lines in this election could not be clearer. I pointed to a […]

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  • Featured News Seats and Selections Confusion as Labour HQ picks male ex-mayor despite hope of all-women shortlist

    Confusion as Labour HQ picks male ex-mayor despite hope of all-women shortlist

    Labour officials have named a former local mayor in Kent as its candidate in Slough. Activists hailed the choice of Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi as a key moment in efforts to boost Sikh representation in the parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) but local members queried the choice given the expectation that a women would be chosen. Fiona Mactaggart is stepping down at the general election and the Slough seat was earmarked as an all-women shortlist (AWS). Earlier this week former shadow cabinet minister […]

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  • Featured News Seats and Selections Nurse emerges as pick of union candidates for key Midlands marginal

    Nurse emerges as pick of union candidates for key Midlands marginal

    A local nurse and trade union activist has been named Labour’s candidate in a key Midlands marginal. Eleanor Smith, a theatre nurse and member of Unison, won out in the selection late on Friday. She is thought to have beaten Kamaljeet Jandu, a GMB national equality officer, who was seen as a likely candidate for the nomination and also had support from parts of the trade union movement. Rob Marris, the former shadow Treasury minister, is stepping down at the […]

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