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Britain in the 1970s: TRADE UNION HISTORY

Students in the History Department have been making use of the Modern Records Centre in their research for long essays and dissertations on the history of Britain in the 1970s. 403 more words


Fighting back against victimisation

Pat Mollins is a private sector care worker who ended up victimised by management for union organising in his workplace. Here is his story of how they fought back – and won.  1,348 more words


RMG trade union members learn safety and organisational skills

DHAKA, September 24, 2014 (Bangla Square) – Trade union members will be better placed to enhance conditions in the Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector following a week-long programme of training activities designed to increase their organizational capacity and involvement in occupational safety committees. 448 more words


NHS Strikes

NHS staff have taken industrial action this week after Health Minister Jeremy Hunt refused to give them the 1% pay rise that was recommended by the NHS Pay Review Body. 627 more words

"Get off your knees" - the Rosemary Feurer lecture 2014

At the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2014 an important paper was delivered Professor Rosemary Feurer of Northern Illinois University.  Prof. Feurer, who had also spoken at the inaugural festival in Cork in 2012, examined the parallel activities of Mother Jones and the great Irish socialist leaders James Connolly and “Big Jim” Larkin, in particular looking at the similar paths they followed, both geographical and philosophical and conclusions they reached. 118 more words

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Britain Needs A Pay Rise


I’ve was up from 4am yesterday. Nope I’m not poorly, I’ve been marching alongside 90,000 others to say that Britain Needs a Payrise. This was a TUC organised Demo through central London and was the latest in a long line of demonstrations I’ve attended-however my first as a Regional Organiser. 321 more words


The 17th of October - A conspiracy

Me and Lee have joined in a conspiracy: when a house viewing is ahead, we don’t clean anything. We are agreed on this point. Laura, excuse us. 38 more words

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