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
Campaigners ‘don’t trust government to lead probe’
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
Workers feel pressured into long hours to meet bosses’ unachievable targets
Senior diplomat welcomes co-operation ‘opportunity’
posted by Morning Star in World
QATAR complained yesterday that four Arab nations which have been blockading it over alleged terror funding links are making compliance impossible due to “conflicting demands.”
VENEZUELA’S opposition launched a bosses’ lockout yesterday — a day after declaring a rival government to President Nicolas Maduro’s.
The Democratic Unity Roundtable…
posted by James Tweedie in World
EUROPEAN UNION lead negotiator Michel Barnier says that, after organisation and presentation, the third round of talks on Britain’s exit from the EU “must be about…
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
HIGH Court victory for the Ministry of Justice over prison officers’ union POA will not achieve the government’s goal of ensuring an absence of disruption in Britain’s…
CONTEMPT for democracy has long been a European Union hallmark, as evidenced by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble’s clarification that EU treaties take precedence over decisions by…
As it is national Dragonfly Week PETER FROST investigates these complex, intriguing and, at the same time, beautiful insects bequeathed to us by most distant prehistory
posted by Morning Star in Features
To say Mary was a GMB…
Team Sky rider says he fancies his chances in the time trial
posted by Morning Star in Sport
by Tom Lansdell
Tom Westley and Dawid Malan were named in the 13-man England squad yesterday ahead of the third Test against South Africa, which starts next Thursday.
Leigh Griffiths has been suspended for the first leg of Celtic’s Champions League third qualifying-round clash against Rosenborg after Uefa took action against the striker and the club.
Dunkirk is a stirring retelling of the evacuation of Dunkirk in WWII, says MARIA DUARTE
posted by Morning Star in Arts
posted by Jody Porter in Arts
LAMIAT SABIN recommends a play whose comic frankness about a thirty-something’s relationships pulls no punches