Huge victory for workers as #CammellLaird shelves redundancy plans

Shipyard workers and their unions have achieved a major victory in their fight to prevent hundreds of redundancies at the Cammell Laird shipyard on Merseyside. In a meeting this afternoon the company pulled back from the brink, agreeing to shelve the redundancies for four weeks in exchange for an end to the industrial action, to […]

Coordinated efforts to undermine #CammellLaird strikers pt1: Twitter accounts spring up to troll

Union members at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead are united in a rolling strike action to defend their jobs after the company announced plans to make around forty percent of the workforce redundant just after winning a huge £619 million contract. Unions say that the redundancies are part of a move by the shipyard […]

Impact: unions say Cammell ran short of gas even on day 1 of strike as lorries turned back

A Unite picketer and a lorry attempting to enter Unite and GMB members have been picketing the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead since Monday as part of rolling strike action in response to the company’s plan to impose almost three hundred redundancies not long after winning a new £619 million project. That action appears to […]

Laird threatening staff with dismissal for talking to press about redundancies

Unite and GMB workers are staging a rolling strike and picket outside the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead after the company announced plans to make almost three hundred staff redundant shortly after winning a new £619 million project. Union members voted overwhelmingly for industrial action. A document has emerged showing that the company has threatened […]

Democracy arrives as Welsh Labour goes OMOV – full voting breakdown

Welsh Labour has ‘gone OMOV’ (one member one vote) for the election of its leader, after conference delegates in Cardiff voted with an overall 64.1% in favour (weighted percentages). 35.9% voted in favour of a revised ‘electoral college’ (EC) system. The detailed voting breakdown was as follows: Party units: 43.35% OMOV and 6.75% EC Affiliates: […]

Excl video: Mann’s ‘unequivocal vote of confidence’ was ‘underhand’ CLP meeting with protest walk-out

John Mann’s face during his CLP’s ‘unequivocal vote of confidence’ The tweet On Sunday, Bassetlaw MP John Mann tweeted smugly about the ‘unequivocal vote of confidence‘ he had received from his local members: The protest If it seems odd that his CLP (constituency Labour party) was meeting on a Sunday, that’s because it is – […]

Unison official resigns over Prentis IHRA examples support

A week ago, Unison general secretary Dave Prentis said that his union would support the adoption by the Labour Party of the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) examples of antisemitism in full. In doing so, he opened the way for his own union to be labelled antisemitic. Labour has adopted the entire IHRA ‘working definition’, […]

Huge list of BAME orgs challenge Labour to defend all rights equally by resisting IHRA ‘suppression’

Right-wing groups continue to attempt to pressurise the Labour Party into amending its ‘gold standard’ Code of Conduct by fully incorporating examples in the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) ‘working definition’ of antisemitism. Many – including the definition’s creator, UK legal experts and a retired judge – believe the examples that Labour clarified and/or caveated […]

Labour members launch open letter to NEC against concession on IHRA

Labour members across the UK and internationally have begun signing an open letter that calls on the NEC to resist pressure to change the party’s Code of Conduct by those who want to see the unclarified and ‘non legally binding’ ‘IHRA Working Definition’ of antisemitism replace Labour’s legally sound, clarified version. The beginning of the […]

Unite to back mandatory selection at Labour conference

After the appalling behaviour of a number of Labour MPs recently and the closure of the case against Margaret Hodge, who has denied expressing regret when the Labour Chief Whup confirmed twice that she had done so and had received a formal warning and the case was closed on that basis, huge numbers of Labour […]