posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
TRIBUTES have poured in to “titan of the labour movement” Mary Turner, who has died after 20 years at the helm of her union.
The GMB president served alongside the past four general secretaries, and oversaw six Labour leaderships as a member of the party’s ruling national executive (NEC).
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “Mary was such a great campaigner
IT WAS with great sadness this week that we learned of GMB’s national president Mary Turner passing away after a typically brave fight against cancer.
To say Mary was a GMB institution would be understating it.
I have often described her as the “beating heart” of GMB, and she has been that for a generation of trade unionists.
A working-class woman...
Commons cops try to block disabled people’s rally in Parliament against heartless Tories’ killer cuts
posted by Morning Star in Britain
DISABILITY activists joined striking rail workers on picket lines yesterday as the bitter dispute over driver-only operated trains rumbled on.Disabled passengers on Southern Rail are now often expected to book their travel in advance — because services no longer operate with the guarantee of a guard.Striking guards, organised by rail union RMT, were joined at
posted by Ben Chacko in Features
JEREMY CORBYN talks about the proud tradition of the Durham Miners’ Gala, patriotism and the return of two-party politics
Supporters of anti-nuke activist say legal system is ‘politically biased’ for rejecting appeal
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
More and more qualified educators are quitting the squeezed profession
posted by James Tweedie in World
A SYRIAN Kurdish leader told reporters yesterday that the United States must play a part in the rebuilding of Syria after areas held by Isis are liberated.
Ilham Ahmed, co-president of the…
posted by Morning Star in World
WORSHIPPERS continued their boycott of Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque yesterday after Israeli authorities dismantled riot-sparking metal detector gates.
Palestinians heeded a call by…
Defending Lord Byron against high society’s disapproval of his marital arrangements, Baron Macauley exclaimed that “we know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of…
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
A STUDY for the GMB union provides a valuable upto date assessment of how much unpaid overtime is put in by Britain’s public-sector employees.
Nearly two million staff work an extra…
Twelve top big business leaders marched into 10 Downing Street last Thursday afternoon to give Theresa May and her Brexit ministers their orders.
Representatives from the Confederation of…
PETER FROST loves the English canals but is worried about adding an single extra mile at a cost of £8.7 million
posted by Morning Star in Features
The Grenfell Tower tragedy shows how little our institutions care for the lives of black or poor people, writes LIZ DAVIES
Nick Duffell describes how our votes could form a new and better kind of politics
The ability to legally watch football at 3pm on Saturday afternoons is long overdue, a service similar to what is available in the US will give supporters an alternative to Sky
posted by Kadeem Simmonds in Sport
Hoops boss continues war of words with Green Brigade
posted by Morning Star in Sport
Wayne Rooney is looking forward to fulfilling a lifelong dream by making his European debut for Everton tomorrow.
The 31-year-old has won the Champions League and Europa League, as well as…
MIKE BUCKINGHAM reports on a revelatory new anthology of Welsh literature in translation, compiled by Gwyn Griffiths and Meic Stephens
posted by Morning Star in Arts
Celebrating John Coltrane
Cafe Oto, London E8
FIFTY years ago this month, that greatest of jazz saxophonists John…
ROGER WATERS hit the headlines last week with his courageous opposition to Radiohead playing in Israel. That’s hardly surprising, given his lifelong courting of controversy, says Andy Hedgecock