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
Tories to cough up £32m in tribunal fees
Ministers suspend minimum wage enforcement regime to help care bosses
Labour calls on discredited undercover lothario to resign seat
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
EU says new US restrictions could jeopardise energy security
posted by Morning Star in World
THE US Senate voted narrowly on Tuesday to start debate on a Bill to roll back Barack Obama’s healthcare amid protests in the chamber.
Demonstrators in the visitors gallery chanted:…
posted by James Tweedie in World
EVERYONE who works for wages should, after the Supreme Court ruling against fees being levied to access employment tribunals, check in their purse or pocket to see what’s missing.
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
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…
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…
People fleeing homophobic persecution too often find themselves subject to ill-treatment and discrimination here, says LEILA ZADEH
posted by Morning Star in Features
Recent soundbites from Washington give cause for concern about the prospects for peaceful resolution of conflicts in the Middle East, says JANE GREEN
England boss to ring the changes tonight against Portugal
posted by Morning Star in Sport
For more than a year, Novak Djokovic’s right elbow hurt when he hit serves or forehands. The pain kept getting worse and now he’s going to give his arm a chance to heal by sitting out…
Brighton defender Connor Goldson called on football clubs yesterday to do more checks on players to detect heart problems.
The 24-year-old has not played competitively since January after…
posted by Jody Porter in Arts
Josette Bushell-Mingo’s portrayal of a great female black artist packs a powerful punch, says MAYER WAKEFIELD
posted by Morning Star in Arts
Hardboiled Activist: The Work and Politics of Dashiell Hammett
by Ken Fuller
(Praxis Press, £19.99)