Tag Archives: TUC

Missing the movement

Zoe Williams’s call for ‘fresh thinking’ shows an ignorance of what’s really happening in the unions Zoe Williams is a highly skilful, highly intelligent writer who considers herself a progressive and who has done much good work to promote progressive causes. She … Continue reading

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Making the case for New Unions

Jake Burns asks if the left should consider breaking with historical union structures if they inhibit the ability to organise workers in unorganised workplaces: We cannot ignore the fact that union membership has been falling steadily from its zenith in … Continue reading

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Strikes and industrial militancy after the Trade Union Act

There are arguably two urgent questions facing the Marxist left in the trade union movement: how to provide leadership in assisting the movement to organise in the real labour market of today and how to raise the tempo of struggle … Continue reading

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The ‘Manifesto for Labour Law’: an idea whose time is coming

It must have seemed a lonely furrow at times. For years now, the Institute of Employment Rights has been the go-to source of expertise and thought on workers rights for the left in the trade union movement. But successive New … Continue reading

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NEW RESOURCE: Working class women and the trade union movement

In the wake of International Women’s Day and as the TUC’s Women’s Conference meets, Trade Union Futures is proud to publish an invaluable new resource. This new brilliant essay by labour historian Mary Davis shines a light on the history … Continue reading

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The best antidote to the Trade Union Bill is stronger activism

In the House of Lords second reading debate on 11 January 2016, former TUC General Secretary Lord John Monks warned that the Trade Union Bill ’is a mortal threat to some unions’. It is a point of view that cannot … Continue reading

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New resource: ‘Austerity’: what is it and what do trade unions do about it?

Since 2008, there has been a broad political consensus among the mainstream political parties around the need for ‘austerity’, whether in its New Labour ‘lite’ or Coalition ‘shock therapy’ forms to tackle the public accounting deficit left by the financial … Continue reading

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