A PROVOCATIVE former adviser to Tony Blair was called an “idiot” yesterday after he said fire prevention was “a massive waste of public money.”
John McTernan, who also advised failed party leaders Jim Murphy and Julia Gillard in campaigns in Scotland and...
Saturday 25th Jul 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Biggest Durham Miners’ Gala in half a century ready to stand up to the Tories
Monday 13th Jul 2015
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
FIREFIGHTERS said yesterday they were to mount a legal challenge against the government’s decision to force them to remain on front-line duties until they are 60.
Draconian changes to firefighters’ pension arrangements mean that if they are unable to maintain front-line...
Saturday 4th Jul 2015
UNION rights took centre stage at Glastonbury yesterday as trade unionists warned of the uphill battle faced against a draconian government “worse than Thatcher.”
As revellers eked out what little energy they had left for partying on the last day of the festival before...
Monday 29th Jun 2015
posted by Will Stone in Britain
TWO non-affiliated trade unions formally resolved to support Jeremy Corbyn in his campaign for the Labour leadership yesterday.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) praised the leftwinger as a “staunch defender of the rights we fight for,” while transport union RMT pledged...
Thursday 25th Jun 2015
Labour’s failure means we have to start asking how society can be made to represent the many not the few, says TED KNIGHT
Wednesday 3rd Jun 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
Sources: Reviled special demonstration squad targeted Wrack
Saturday 16th May 2015
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
FIREFIGHTERS rejected a motion yesterday condemning Nato imperialism in Ukraine after their leader attacked it as “utterly one-sided.”
The motion, moved by the FBU’s Merseyside branch, deplored the deaths of 46 people locked inside a burning trade union building in...
REVELATIONS that the state spied aggressively on Fire Brigades Union leader Matt Wrack are a grave reminder of the despicable behaviour we can expect from the Establishment.
Since the Information Commissioner's Office raided the HQ of the shadowy Consulting Association in 2009, it has...
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
FBU conference voted to take an ambivalent position on an EU referendum yesterday, until members have contributed to the debate.
FBU general secretary Matt Wrack told delegates “the current European project is a bosses’ project” and urged greater accountability for EU...
Thursday 14th May 2015