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#ISS14: Stay Together for the Kids or Divorce? Unions and Social Democratic Parties

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This article draws on the plenary Union-Party Relationships: Stay together for the sake of the children or get a divorce? There’s a few ways to think about unions and their relationship with parties. Warring lovers? Separated? Have parties already left their former union bedfellows? Here in the UK, the relationship is certainly on the rocks. […]

#ISS14: Public services under attack – international austerity and the fight-back

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Speaking to the Global Labour Institute’s 2014 International Summer School, Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary of Public Services International, gave an account of the struggles public service workers are facing. This article draws on her speech to delegates in Tuesday’s opening plenary. Public service jobs used to be considered the gold standard in much of the […]

#ISS14: How workers can win

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There’s a question every trade unionist must stop and ask at some point: ‘what am I organising for?’ For Kirill Buketov, international campaign officer of the International Union of Food and Allied Workers (IUF), the central driver behind is fundamentally that ‘we are dissatisfied with the way the world is run.’ Putting this into positive […]

International Summer School 2014 Begins – Welcome!

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Today marks the start of the third Global Labour Institute International Summer School at Northern College in Barnsley. Over 80 labour movement delegates from 28 countries have descended on Barnsley for an inspiring week of debate, discussion and education on the situation of the international labour movement and its politics in the 21st century. Workers […]