20/04/2014 - London Underground workers to strike


20/04/2014 - Wages and Prices - Lies, damn lies and statistics

If you believe the media the recession is over and we are now in an economic recovery! They say that average pay rises have finally overtaken the

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17/04/2014 - Bedroom tax evictions "politically unviable"

Even Tory local authorities don't seem keen on kicking people out of their homes because of arrears caused by the tax. Basildon c

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16/04/2014 - Our NHS is not safe in ConDem hands

A new survey of almost 3,000 nurses from across the UK reveals a health service under severe strain, with 65% of staff saying that they did not h

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16/04/2014 - Alex Salmond dodges questions from Trade Unionists

Alex Salmond is a good speaker but not so deft at answering questions. Yesterday he was in Dundee at a meeting of the Scottish Trades Union. He got a mixed response. Some of what he said was welcomed. When asked whether his government would

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1/05/2008 - MAY DAY STILL RELEVANT IN 2008!

The origin of May Day lies in a 19th century struggle for an eight working hour day. Despite earlier advances in workers welfare the British employee works on average more hours per week than any other worker in the EU!*
This 'Long hours culture' puts a great deal of strain on an  employees family life. For many  the threat of being replaced by cheap non-unionised migrant labour  also forces them to work further unregistered or unpaid overtime.
Solidarity General Secretary Patrick Harrington says "Many British workers today are finding their pay and working conditions eroded under pressure from ruthless bosses exploiting migrant and agency labour. As Trade Unions fought to right the wrongs of the past we are equally required today to combat these new threats. That's why May Day is still relevant in 2008"
Members of the independent Nationalist union Solidarity are celebrating the 'authentic' May Day with a special recruitment leaflet and activities around the country.
* Eurostat Labour Force Survey, updated 08 August 2007
Contact: Patrick Harrington (Solidarity General Secretary) 07794 486858 or (
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