Monthly Archives: April 2016

Trade Unionists 4 Calais......

WHEN Sunday, 24 April 2016 from 11:00 to 17:00 (BST), WHERE Student Central – Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY, United Kingdom

The refugee crisis has become the foremost political issue in Europe. Across the continent refugees have shown tremendous resilience surviving appalling conditions in camps.  Continue reading

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Hazards Campaign: New report: EU’s Investment Court System does not protect governments’ right to regulate......

As you are aware, the European Commission claims that the new approach on investment protection – outlined in the Investment Court System (ICS) introduced in TTIP, CETA and the EU-Vietnam FTA – fully protects the governments’ right to regulate. Continue reading

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PENSIONS: Parliamentary Petition on the LGPS Investment Funds......

The government wants to use the money in your pension funds to invest in their pet infrastructure projects. This potentially puts at risk the money that should be used to pay your pensions. There has been no debate in Parliament over this issue and we need to try and make sure it gets debated. Continue reading

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Rana Plaza three years on: H&M’s Broken Promises......

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Take action: help save two Palestinian villages......

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Another country sued......

Colombia protected a portion of the Amazon rainforest setting up a national park — and got slapped with a $16.5 billion lawsuit for it.

Ask the U.S. mining corporation behind this ridiculous suit to drop it immediately.  Sign the petition here.

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Butterfields estate gets parliamentary air time after Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy secures debate......

The Labour MP for Walthamstow Stella Creasy is holding the debate in the main chamber on Wednesday tonight 7.20pm which will be broadcast live on parliament TV.  Click here to read more.

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TTIP: More than 130,000 people urge Barack Obama to kill controversial trade deal during UK visit......

People are desperate for Barack Obama not to sign the TTIP deal when he visits the UK.  Click here to read more.

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Tell our MPs not to overrule Lords amendments to the Trade Union Bill......

Can you help convince your MP to oppose this bad Bill?  Click here to read more

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Government scraps proposed changes to trade union funding......

Good news.
The remaining bill will still mean unions require a 50% turnout threshold for industrial action ballots, a 40% threshold of eligible workers for any form of industrial action in “important” public services including education and border security, and new rules on picketing.  Click here to read more.

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