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  • Wages continue to drop as employment creeps higher


    UNIONS warned of a “wages crisis” as figures published yesterday showed a drop in average weekly earnings.

    Labour market data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed a 0.7 per cent fall in real wages compared to a year earlier.

    Households are...

    Thursday 13th Jul 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Len McCluskey interview: Extraordinary times in politics


    Leader of Britain’s biggest trade union LEN McCLUSKEY talks to Morning Star editor Ben Chacko about the transformation of Labour under Corbyn, party unity and the importance of trade unions reaching out to newly politicised young people

    Saturday 1st Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Anti-Corbyn Coyne given the boot over data breach


    A RIGHTWINGER who challenged Len McCluskey for the leadership of Unite has been sacked by the union, he said yesterday.

    Unite West Midlands secretary Gerard Coyne claimed he had been disciplined for an “alleged technical data breach” which had “damaged Unite-Labour...

    Wednesday 21st Jun 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Billboards tell voters in the north: Tories aren’t friends


    THE Tory Party is “no friend of the north,” a billboard campaign from general union Unite launched today warns.

    The union is targeting cities in northern England with posters describing the Tories as the party of the “leafy shires and the lucky few.”

    ...

    Monday 29th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Labour can still win, says McCluskey


    by Lamiat Sabin and Conrad Landin

    LEN MCCLUSKEY said yesterday that he is confident that opinion polls will soon change in Labour’s favour following the official release of its manifesto earlier this week.

    The Unite general secretary said widely publicised...

    Thursday 18th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Get over the EU, Lib Dems


    DAILY Politics presenter Andrew Neil had fun yesterday replaying a clip of Nick Clegg addressing the Oxford Union in December 2015, comparing die-hard opponents of Britain’s membership of the EU to Japanese soldiers on isolated Pacific islands who couldn’t accept that the second...

    Thursday 18th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Nowhere to hide for May


    WHEN Theresa May says that the general election result is “not certain” despite opinion polls giving the Tories a huge lead, for once her words can be taken at face value.

    She would prefer it were otherwise, but she knows that she called the election on opportunist grounds,...

    Saturday 22nd Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • McCluskey wins Unite leadership re-election


    LEN McCLUSKEY has been re-elected Unite general secretary, the union announced yesterday.

    Mr McCluskey secured 59,067 votes to right-winger Gerard Coyne’s 53,544 with far-left Ian Allinson securing 17,143 on a turnout of 12.2 per cent, Unite confirmed.

    Acting general...

    Saturday 22nd Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Leadership challenger suspended from union


    UNITE leadership challenger Gerard Coyne has been suspended from the union, his spokesman said yesterday.

    The West Midlands regional secretary, who is challenging Len McCluskey, is allegedly under investigation for “certain issues that have arisen,” according to an email...

    Friday 21st Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Union leaders put their faith in a Labour victory


    Unite: Labour under Jeremy Corbyn presents a real positive change for Britain

    Wednesday 19th Apr 2017

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain


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