Blog Posts - Unions



2015 was a Record Year for Protests

An interesting piece written by David J Bailey over at The Conversation informs us that last year was a record year for protesting. His data shows that in 2011 protests peaked, the year of the Arab Spring, Occupy, UK Uncut, urban riots and anti-auste...
by London Green Left on Jan 14, 2016

Are Banks and Credit Unions Open on New Year’s Day 2016?

Bank operating hours used to be 9 to 5 Monday to Friday. Those hours were such a common standard for banks, that they were known as banker hours. But banking hours have changed in recent years to accommodate customers new expectations. Some banks now...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Dec 28, 2015

Are Banks and Credit Unions Open on New Year’s Day 2015?

Bank operating hours used to be 9 to 5 Monday to Friday. Those hours were such a common standard for banks, that they were known as banker hours. But banking hours have changed in recent years to accommodate customers new expectations. Some banks now...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Dec 28, 2015

Sudbury Primary School staff call for formal ballot on strike action

Statement from teaching and non-teaching unions at Sudbury Primary School On Wednesday a packed meeting of staff from Sudbury Primary in Brent, expressed anger that, after their overwhelming vote of no confidence in their Headteacher LINK  the g...
by wembleymatters on Dec 12, 2015

Trade Unions and Climate Change: A Conversation with Naomi Klein and Jeremy Corbyn

At a packed meeting in Paris, Naomi Klein, supported by UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, calls for mass civil disobedience to break the ban on demonstrations on December 12.Trade unionists and others discuss the real solutions to climate change:...
by London Green Left on Dec 8, 2015

Zita Holbourne - Paris COP21 on Migration, Refugees and Climate Change

Zita Holborne's speech at Paris COP21. First published at Black Activists Rising Against CutsSome people are forced to spend their entire lives as climate change refugees – people of the Solomon Islands are one example.Extreme weather, drought and...
by London Green Left on Dec 6, 2015

Edging Toward the Tipping Point

We've seen the "We got it wrong" messages." We've seen the "We're listening to our members" messages. We've seen the "changes" to board certification: from the change from permanent certification to time-limited in 1986, from dropping the requireme...
by Dr. Wes on Nov 29, 2015

कर्मचारी भविष्य-निधि संगठन [ EPFO ] के ETF में निवेश के कम मुनाफे पर चिंता

by Khabri Or Guppy on Nov 25, 2015

Are Banks and Credit Unions Open on Black Friday 2015?

Bank and credit union operating hours during the holidays can be confusing. Thanksgiving Day is the federal holiday, but many businesses close for Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. It’s hard to know when businesses like banks and the post offi...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Nov 23, 2015

Are Banks and Credit Unions open on Black Friday 2015?

Bank and credit union operating hours during the holidays can be confusing. Thanksgiving Day is the federal holiday, but many businesses close for Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. It’s hard to know when businesses like banks and the post offi...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Nov 23, 2015

Cameron’s EU Reforms – Short on Detail and Pleases No-one

As the Prime minister finally, formally sets out his demands to the European Council President, for the UK’s continued membership of the European Union (EU), we can at best see only the outlines of his negotiating position. There are four areas whe...
by London Green Left on Nov 11, 2015

Stop Being Big Bank Slaves and Avoid Paying High ATM fees

Most of us rely on ATM Machines to get cash because not every business takes credit and debit cards. We also need cash to leave tips and it seems everyone wants a tip these days so that amounts to... This is a content summary of today's hot offe...
by Frugal Reality on Oct 14, 2015

The Lucas / Corbyn Love Affair Ends Over EU Membership Referendum

I don’t know whether Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of the Labour Party, reads this blog, but his strategy for the upcoming referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU) now appears to be remarkably similar to what I recommended he...
by London Green Left on Sep 15, 2015

What Is Checking?

In today’s digital world, writing checks is becoming a rarity. There was a time when everyone paid their bills by check. But today, most of us only use checks to pay the landlord, a doctor’s office or a school organization. So it’s still...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Aug 11, 2015

Tory Attacks on Trade Unions is Escalating a Class War

Ever since Edward Heath’s Tory government was brought down by the National Union of Miners (NUM) in the 1970s, the Tories have been determined to emasculate trade unions in the UK. Margaret Thatcher didn’t make the same mistake as Heath in t...
by London Green Left on Aug 7, 2015

Social Protest Lit.: Nelson Mandela, South African President, etc.

An excerpt from the 1961 statement “The Struggle is My Life” by Nelson Mandela . Mandela was a South African apartheid foe sentenced to life in prison in 1964 and not released until 1990. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was elect...
by Sparking the Left on Aug 5, 2015

Social Protest Lit.: Nelson Mandela, South African President, etc.

An excerpt from the 1961 statement “The Struggle is My Life” by Nelson Mandela . Mandela was a South African apartheid foe sentenced to life in prison in 1964 and not released until 1990. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was elect...
by Sparking the Left on Aug 5, 2015

Will a Corbyn Leadership Win Steal the Greens Thunder?

I’ve not commented until now on Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign to become the Labour party leader, preferring to leave it as a Labour party matter. But it is becoming clear, that if Corbyn wins, it will have a big impact on the Green party’s fortunes.
by London Green Left on Aug 1, 2015

38 Syriza MPs reject the agreement

Written by Stathis Kouvelakis Syriza Left Platform38 Syriza MPs reject the agreement. Overall result: 229 yes, 64 no, 6 abstain/present, one absence. Today is a tragic day for Greece and for its Left.More than two thirds of Syriza MPs voted jointly w...
by London Green Left on Jul 16, 2015

Six Questions for Ecosocialists

These 6 questions are posed by ecosocialist party Solidarity US. I'm meeting one of their comrades in early August in London. Here Salvatore Engel-DeMauro, author and chief editor for the journal Capitalism Nature Socialism and co...
by London Green Left on Jul 11, 2015


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