posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
TRIBUTES have poured in to “titan of the labour movement” Mary Turner, who has died after 20 years at the helm of her union.
The GMB president served alongside the past four general secretaries, and oversaw six Labour leaderships as a member of the party’s ruling national executive (NEC).
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “Mary was such a great campaigner
IT WAS with great sadness this week that we learned of GMB’s national president Mary Turner passing away after a typically brave fight against cancer.
To say Mary was a GMB institution would be understating it.
I have often described her as the “beating heart” of GMB, and she has been that for a generation of trade unionists.
A working-class woman...
Commons cops try to block disabled people’s rally in Parliament against heartless Tories’ killer cuts
posted by Morning Star in Britain
DISABILITY activists joined striking rail workers on picket lines yesterday as the bitter dispute over driver-only operated trains rumbled on.Disabled passengers on Southern Rail are now often expected to book their travel in advance — because services no longer operate with the guarantee of a guard.Striking guards, organised by rail union RMT, were joined at
posted by Ben Chacko in Features
JEREMY CORBYN talks about the proud tradition of the Durham Miners’ Gala, patriotism and the return of two-party politics
by Steve Sweeney and Peter Lazenby
ALMOST two million overworked public-sector staff put in £11 billion worth of unpaid overtime a year, general union GMB revealed…
Trussell Trust to offer free summer club for children living in poverty
Activists stuck with huge legal bill despite finally forcing government to take action on franchise
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Jordan and Israel in standoff as tensions rise
posted by Morning Star in World
RUSSIAN and Syrian fighter jets killed scores of Isis jihadists yesterday when they bombed their positions around the eastern city of Deir Ezzor.
A military source reported that more than…
COMMUNISTS from a number of countries gathered in London at the weekend to discuss the future for Kurdish national rights.
Six parties — the Tudeh Party of Iran, the Communist Party…
A STUDY for the GMB union provides a valuable upto date assessment of how much unpaid overtime is put in by Britain’s public-sector employees.
Nearly two million staff work an extra…
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
Twelve top big business leaders marched into 10 Downing Street last Thursday afternoon to give Theresa May and her Brexit ministers their orders.
Representatives from the Confederation of…
THE CONFLICT between the EU Commission and the misnamed Law and Justice government in Poland is a case — to adapt Oscar Wilde — of the unedifying in pursuit of the unspeakable.
Chris Searle on jazz
posted by Morning Star in Features
Teachers are in a unique position as social justice advocates, not just educational advocates, writes CHRIS SMITH
Her inquest reveals systemic failings in the care for people in prison with mental illnesses, writes ZITA HOLBOURNE
England full-back defends lack of possession in win over Spain
posted by Morning Star in Sport
ENGLAND captain Heather Knight said yesterday that the World Cup win at Lord’s was a “watershed moment” for women’s cricket.
Knight led her team to a nine-run…
Brit aiming to become the first racer since 1978 to win Tour-Vuelta double
ROGER WATERS hit the headlines last week with his courageous opposition to Radiohead playing in Israel. That’s hardly surprising, given his lifelong courting of controversy, says Andy Hedgecock
posted by Morning Star in Arts
Ben Cowles: Game On
A new book on the dispute is a reminder that the scars of the miners’ strike of 1984-85 have not yet healed, says PETER LAZENBY