A blog from our Regional Convenor, Glen Williams

The Great Pension Robbery



Last weekend, I was delighted to speak at The Great Pension Robbery, a rally organised by the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign. 

The Government has treated 3.8m women with disdain, implementing significant changes to pensions with no thought for the impact they would have on women who were born in the 1950s. Without the unrelenting work of WASPI campaigners, this unfairness would simply have been swept under the carpet.

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Songs of Solidarity

“They have taken untold millions that they never toiled to earn,

But without our brain and muscle not a single wheel can turn,

We can break their haughty power, gain our freedom when we learn,
That the Union makes us strong.

Solidarity Forever.”

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Public Ownership and Promoting Decent Work

“We can cut the ground from under the profiteers.” Read more

Universally Discredited

Amber Rudd should stop the rollout of Universal Credit and end the hostile environment for low income households 

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The Academy Model is Failing: we need all our schools to be democratically accountable

Hundreds of pupils, parents and staff in the North West face changes in the management of their schools when they return in September. 

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The core ideals of trade unionism endure from one generation to the next

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The occasion of the TUC’s 150th anniversary gives us the opportunity to step back and reflect on our movement’s past and future.

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2018: A Year to Take Back Control of Our Public Services

Workers who devote their working lives to providing quality public services deserve to be employed by organisations that share that same sole objective. 

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The End of the Cap?

We need an end to pay restraint on our terms.

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Public service cuts are taking a toll on workers

The election gives us a chance to protect our services, jobs and well-being  

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In Changing Times We Need to Organise

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Our organising and campaigning will be important as we work to shape change for the good of our members and communities.     

 

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