This is the last article you can read this month
You can read more article this month
You can read more articles this month
Sorry your limit is up for this month
SEXISM: TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady urged trade unions today to consider the discovery that sexism is rife within GMB as the movement’s Me Too moment.
In a veiled reference to a recent report describing the union as “institutionally sexist,” she said: “Sometimes this movement falls short of its ideals.
“There are battles that I thought my generation had won and wouldn’t have to keep on fighting, including sexual harassment.
“But let that be a Me Too moment for a movement.”
MAKING HISTORY: The TUC Congress is being held online for the first time in its 152-year history.
Opening the two-day event, TUC president Ged Nichols joked: “What could possibly go wrong?”
But, to the relief of organisers, the morning passed without any technical hiccups, aside from a few reminders from Mr Nichols to speakers on mute.
The event at Congress House in London has a small number of people present and hundreds of union members taking part virtually.
RETAIL: Verbal attacks on shopworkers have almost doubled during the crisis, Congress heard today.
Usdaw deputy general secretary David McCrossen said that Covid safety measures introduced in shops had become flashpoints for abuse from some customers.
The union is now calling for the government to make it an offence to abuse, threaten or assault a shopworker after a survey of 5,000 retail staff showed that 500 had been physically assaulted.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.