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Happy New Year

Posted: 3rd January 2019

Happy New Year to all our members.

We are preparing a Branch activists plan for 2019 will focus on organising new work places and training both workplace organisers and accompanying representatives. Last year’s plan involved increasing the number of trained people on the branch committee that could act as accompanying reps. We now have four

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Free our Unions

Posted: 20th March 2018

At our January meeting, as a result of the session in November, we debated and passed the following motion.


We need abolition of the anti-trade union laws, which hamstring workers organising and taking action, and their replacement with strong legal workers’ rights.
We applaud the 2017 Labour Party conference’s unanimous call…

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Trade Union Law – time for a change

Posted: 17th March 2018

At our November meeting, Gemma Short from the Right to Strike campaign came and spoke to the Branch about the current state of the Law and the Unions’ and Labour’s responses.

She started by looking at the one way history of the reduction of Trade Union rights, starting from the 1909 Osborne Judgement which first…

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Mass Surveillance

Posted: 16th March 2016

At our January meeting we passed a motion for consideration at Congress on Privacy and mass surveillance. We agreed to invite speakers from Privacy International to speak at one of our meetings later in the year. It was felt that there was common issues relating to both government illegal surveillance and the illegal employer’s blacklisting.

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