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
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posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
Labour leader targets seats to take back from the SNP at the next election
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
Senate votes to remove Supreme Court judges in ‘attack on democracy’
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posted by Ben Chacko in World
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The Palestinian Maan news…
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posted by Morning Star in Editorial
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posted by Morning Star in Features
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DEBBIE HAYTON says the left should take care before assuming proposed legal changes will advance the equality agenda
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posted by Morning Star in Arts
AFTER somehow squeezing onto a stage where you couldn’t swing a cat, the…
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