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8 February 2017

Stand with the RMT: unite against Southern Rail and the Tories

The transport union RMT, its members, and many across the union movement are fuming at the proposed Southern Rail 'deal'. It was made with the leadership of the Aslef transport union and presided over by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) - they and the Tories hope it will settle the Southern Rail dispute.

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23 November 2016

Lessons of the 'N30' 2011 pension strike

The fifth anniversary of the public sector pension strike allows an opportunity to reflect on the most significant and defining trade union struggle of the recent period.

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4 May 2016

Ex-TUC chief lines up with David Cameron

Brendan Barber, former leader of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), has co-authored an article with David Cameron backing the European Union (EU).

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Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary, addresses National Shop Stewards Network lobby of the TUC 11 September 2011, photo Paul Mattsson

20 December 2011


The PCS Left Unity national committee has called an organising conference on Saturday 7th January in London. Speakers include: Mark Serwotka, John McDonnell MP, Mark Campbell, Kevin Courtney and Roger Bannister

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30 November strike

30 November strike

20 December 2011

TUC lobby demands no retreat on pensions

Hundreds of rank and file union members lobbied the TUC's Public Services Liaison Group, angry at the prospect of their leadership agreeing to a rotten deal, writes Rob Williams, NSSN

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14 December 2011

NSSN and left union activists call lobby of TUC Public Services Liaison Group: Demands further action on pensions

A recall conference of the TUC's Public Sector Liaison Group will be convened on Monday 19th December

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6 October 2011

No secret talks to retreat on N30 pensions strike!

The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) issued the following statement in response to a report that TUC leader Brendan Barber is engaging in secret talks with the aim of calling off public sector strike action planned for 30th November...

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11 May 2011

Poverty minimum wage

A Labour Research Department publication has stated that the TUC welcomed the government's confirmation that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for workers aged 21 and over will go up by 2.5%, writes Mark Evans.

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youth Fight for Jobs on the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) lobby of TUC conference in Manchester 2010, photo Suleyman Civi

youth Fight for Jobs on the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) lobby of TUC conference in Manchester 2010, photo Suleyman Civi

15 September 2010

TUC backs youth jobs demo

The TUC has committed itself to a national demonstration against youth unemployment by the end of the year...

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15 September 2010

TUC: Build for action against cuts

The first day of the TUC opened with reports of the congress as the main item on the breakfast news, showing footage of the National Shop Stewards Network lobby as the backdrop, writes Greg Maughan.

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N30 - Millions strike back at Con-Dem government on 30 November 2011, photo  Socialist Party

N30 - Millions strike back at Con-Dem government on 30 November 2011, photo Socialist Party

14 September 2010

National Shop Stewards Network lobbies TUC

NSSN Lobby of the Trades Union Congress in Manchester

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21 July 2010

TUC refuses national demo

After weeks of vacillation the TUC has finally agreed NOT to call a national demo against the cuts this year, writes Bill Mullins, Socialist Party industrial organiser.

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19 November 2008

Programme of action to fight unemployment is needed

Editorial When Tony McNulty, New Labour's minister for (un)employment was asked by the TUC if the government would consider increasing unemployment benefit because of the number of workers now losing their jobs, he said no - because it would stop people looking for jobs if it is set too high...

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17 September 2008

2008 Trades Union Congress: Pressure from below begins to show

TUC general secretary Brendan Barber declared at the TUC conference last week that "nationalisation is unpopular" at a time when even the Bush government has been forced to carry out one of the biggest nationalisations in history, writes Bill Mullins.

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20 April 2006

Keep up the pressure on bosses and union leaders

Local government pensions battle: ON 28 MARCH over one million local government workers went on strike to defend their pensions. Now the unions involved have decided to suspend further strikes on the promise of talks with the employers. This is a tactical error...

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