Council Tax should be abolished.

The Conservative and Lib/Dem Government has done the opposite to cutting Council Tax. In order to fund and protect services, cuts to the Government grant have caused Councils to raise taxes as well...

Joyous Johnstone Jamboree!

I've just realised that I promised to put my review of Arthur Johnstone and Friends at The Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow up once it had been published in the Morning Star, and I've forgotten to do this!...

Green Economy Council – out in the cold?

The Green Economy Council hasn’t met for two years. According to a committee of MPs, “this speaks volumes” about the government’s approach to sustainable development. The TUC backed the launch of the Green Economy Council in 2011 as a vital and much-needed initiative. But it hasn’t met since...

Important – National Pay overpayment

Share: Facebook Twitter Google Plus LinkedIn Dear Colleagues It is very important that all of our Barnet Council members read the following information as there has been an overpayment made by the...

The richest decide the pay of the richest

There is a great bit of research out today from the TUC on the pay of FTSE100 remuneration committee members. It won't be any surprise to most people that the executives of FTSE100 companies are amongst the richest in the UK and indeed the world. But what hasn't been looked at before is how much...

Action to Save Care Now

Building on their petition for better enforcement of the minimum wage for care workers, care union UNISON have launched a new campaign. Save Care Now is pressing for change on the many problems in...

Earning below the living wage: bad for men – worse for women

We know that women and men don’t get equal wages for equal work. We also know that women are more likely to be trapped in zero-hour contracts. As Fair Pay Fortnight rolls on, we’re reminded once again of just what a raw deal working women get in Britain. Over one in five workers in the...

Solidarity with Greece

The TUC General Council yesterday agreed a statement of solidarity with the Greek people and their unions in supporting the actions of the Syriza-led government elected last month. Our support for its programme and attempt to escape austerity adds to the chorus of support from trade unionists...

London Regional Council AGM Election Result 2015

< Convenor: John Burgess – 61 Yvonne Green – 119  Deputy Convenor: April Ashley – 60 Conroy Lawrence – 111  Finance Convenor:John Gray – 117 Hugo Pierre – 57 Publicity Officer: Lynn Bentley – 115 Phoebe Watkins – 60 Equalities Convenor: Liz Baptiste – 124 Angela Boyle – 52 The cry...

Fantastic win for overseas domestic workers

As the coalition government staggers towards its last days, the House of Lords has inflicted one last defeat - by just seven votes, 183-176 – over the rights of overseas domestic workers. The TUC welcomes that move (we called for it this morning) because it restores freedom from slavery for...