May 2012


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British unions out of step on Histadrut

This article appears in Solidarity this week. As PCS convenes this week in Brighton for their annual conference, delegates will be be expected to vote on a wide range of issues, including some international ones….


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We are the 53

Last week, rank-and-file members of Unite in one workplace raised £1,000 to support 53 Indonesian workers, sacked by Nestlé. They were joined by trade unionists in Germany, the Nordic countries and elsewhere who in a…




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The Co-op votes to demonise Israel

This article appears in Progress Online. On 28 April, the Co-operative Group voted to stop trading with Israeli companies that source some of their products from Jewish settlements in the occupied territories. It is the…


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North Korea: Why are unions silent?

This article appears in this week’s issue of Solidarity. The week leading up to May Day is commemorated each year around the world as “North Korea Freedom Week”, though you’d hardly know that if you…