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  • 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...

  • Mind the £1.7 billion gap – there’s a looming crisis in adult social care

    As Labour councillors, it is important for us to speak up in defence of the voiceless victims of the Tories’ ideologically-driven austerity. There are many jobs performed by the state, but one of the most vital, and yet least seen, is caring for people...

  • Why Labour will oppose the Tory ‘pay more, get less’ plan for councils

    The Communities Secretary Greg Clark says he has protected funding for councils over the next four years, but no one left believes him, not even his own MPs. The Tories’ latest round of cuts takes away £1 in every £3 given to councils to pay for...

  • What might be the path to Labour victory in 2020?

    Karin Smyth MP chaired the most recent meeting of Labour for the Common Good group in Parliament – this is her report. You can read all reports of the meetings here. There was a sociological dimension to last May’s crushing defeat. The biggest transformations...

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