Tag Archives: Unite

My review of “Striking Women Struggles and Strategies of South Asian Women Workers from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet” by Sundari Anitha & Ruth Pearson

There is something strange going on when plays about trade union defeats (including   We are the Lions, Mr Manager about  Grunwick and   We’re Not Going Back  and  Shafted  about the Miners’ Strike) have never been so popular,  whilst actual trade … Continue reading

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Save Bolton Psychological Therapy Service

It is a Friday lunchtime in Bolton, Greater Manchester and the streets are busy with shoppers. It is also World Mental Health Day and campaigners from Save our Health Services Bolton are out on the streets of the town centre … Continue reading

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Community Unions; more questions than answers

In the 1930s,  at a time of national and global economic meltdown (sounds familiar) the coalition  government cut the benefits of the poor. In those days trade unions were not interested in the unemployed so a militant group – the … Continue reading

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