Mick Carney President, TSSA TSSA held this years annual delegate conference in Leicester for the first time since 1889. Once again the farce that is railway privatisation was high on the agenda, as it has been since 1996. In his address to Conference The President condemned East Coast as the Hokey Cokey line. In, out,… Continue reading TSSA Conference
Category: Trade Unions
Loaned to a discriminatory employer
Simon Jones Unite activist exposes a shocking abuse of workers’ rights by our national carrier “Of course, it has to be led by a man because it is a very challenging position”, asserted Akber al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways when asked about gender equality at his airline this June. Last year, the first year… Continue reading Loaned to a discriminatory employer
Wage squeeze worst in 200 years
Analysis from the TUC shows that real wages in Britain today are worth £24 a week less than they were in 2008. By the time wages are forecast to return to their pre-crash level in 2025, real wages will have been in decline for 17 years - the longest period since the beginning of the… Continue reading Wage squeeze worst in 200 years
John Stewart Hackney North CLP The Rail Maritime & Transport Union (RMT) decided against re-affiliation to the Labour Party at its Special General Meeting on 30th May. Instead the union voted for its NEC recommendation to ‘align’ itself with Labour without taking the full step of affiliation. General Secretary, Mick Cash, said: “Our consultation has… Continue reading RMT ‘alignment’
An axis between the movement and the community
The national conference of the Trades Union Councils met in Manchester on 9th and 10th June and Doug Holton, Equity delegate to Hackney TUC, was there. The Trades Councils conference debated the expected and entirely necessary motions addressing issues and challenges facing the trades union movement in its 150th year. It also held a number… Continue reading An axis between the movement and the community
Union membership – an end to decline?
Government figures show that in 2017 the long-term decline in trade union membership finally came to a halt. Overall union membership in Britain rose 19,000 and increased in the private sector, from a low base, by 70,000. The government estimates that there are now 6.23 million trade union members in the UK, 3.5 million in… Continue reading Union membership – an end to decline?