Hundreds of people attend a speech by Jeremy Corbyn last year
HOW many union members expected to live to see the day when a Labour leader would tell a union conference he is “proud” to have been a lifelong trade unionist and will die so?
Jeremy Corbyn’s address to the Communication Workers Union (CWU) conference in Bournemouth confirmed that the labour movement choice to back a socialist as Labour leader was the correct one.Read More »
by Ceren Sagir
AT LEAST a third of parents in work are often skipping meals because they struggle to afford enough food for their families, a new study published today reveals.
More than one in three working parents cannot afford to have regular meals, according to research by the Living Wage Foundation.Read More »
by Peter Lazenby
Theresa May during a press conference after the weekend’s strikes against Syria
LABOUR demanded the introduction of a “War Powers Act” today to force a parliamentary vote before military actions are launched, as the row over Theresa May’s illegal bombing of Syria continued to escalate.Read More »
by Sam Tobin
MANY teachers in England have been sexually harassed by one of their pupils, a “deeply disturbing” examination of life in the classroom by teachers’ union NASUWT has found.
A recent survey of teaching staff found 81 per cent felt they had suffered workplace sexual harassment or bullying since entering the profession, while 30 per cent said they had been subjected to unwanted touching.
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Labour youth rep: ‘Unions are for life, not just for elections’
by Sam Tobin
Members of Unite employed by Serco at Barts Health NHS Trust, on strike over pay, protest outside Serco’s presentation of financial results at JP Morgan, in London
TRADE unions are more important to the success of the Labour Party than ever before, the party’s youth representative has said.
Lara McNeill, a medical student who was recently elected to Labour’s national executive committee (NEC) as youth rep, said that “unions are for life, not just for elections.”Read More »
by John Haylett
UNLEASH the bloodhounds. Mobilise the sleuths. This is serious. An entire once-dominant wing of a national political party has gone missing and no-one seems bothered in the slightest.Read More »
by Sam Tobin
SOLDIERS should face civilian courts, campaigners demanded today, after the court martial of 16 instructors accused of physically abusing teenage recruits collapsed.
The non-commissioned officers, all sergeants or corporals, were said to have abused a dozen 16 and 17-year-old recruits from the Army Foundation College in Harrogate, north Yorkshire.Read More »