Take the Workplace Pledge!

Our PPC Hugh Lanning launched the Workplace Pledge at Labour’s 2014 Conference. The pledge addresses problems in our ‘zero hours’ style economy where workers have few or no rights and don’t know or can’t afford to access the rights they do have.

Canterbury & Whitstable CLP take centre stage at #Lab14

Great to be in Manchester with the Canterbury and Whitstable CLP team at the Labour Party conference. Rosie Duffield, a first time delegate to conference sat literally centre stage behind Ed Miliband as he delivered the Leaders speech this afternoon.

Life turns around – this year at TUC and Labour Party conferences

Last week at the TUC was great, catching up with lots of people I used to see regularly as DGS of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS). Rather than being involved in the machinations on the floor of Congress; to be operating on the fringe on behalf of the PSC (Palestine Solidarity Campaign).

Gaza Emergency at the TUC

At the TUC – in response to emergency motions submitted by Aslef, CWU and TSSA – there was a General Council statement on Gaza. Generally good, calling for an arms embargo and action against firms complicit with the military trade with Israel.

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