Articles tagged with GMB
by Amber Elliott / 18 Jun 2012 09:03
A little-noted section of the GMB's motion to investigate Progress was not about the New Labour pressure group at all.
It was about one of its donors.
The section read: "Congress notes that the principal Progress patron is Lord David Sainsbury who has been a donor since April 2004 and continues to fund Progress at the rate of £260,000 a year. His donations of over £8.4million to the Labour Party stopped when Ed
by Emma Burnell / 12 Jun 2012 09:05
It all started with an anonymous document.
Well no, it all started back in the mist of time. Back when the People’s Front of Judea (Splitters!) decided they would wrest control of the levers of power from the Judean People’s Front. But this latest chapter started with the document.
The document was sent to Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) up and down the country, just as they we starting the process of
by Amber Elliott / 11 Jun 2012 15:04
General secretary of the GMB Paul Kenny this morning announced that a resolution will be delivered to the Labour Party seeking to “outlaw Progress as part of the Labour Party".
To be clear: the trade union did not pass a motion to outlaw Progress, but it appears that a resolution at this summer’s party conference in Manchester will seek to do that.
by Amber Elliott / 17 Jan 2012 11:32
The big boss of Unite, Len McCluskey, used an article in The Guardian this morning to attack Ed Balls' and Ed Miliband's direction on austerity measures.
McCluskey criticised the party's change in direction as a "Blairite policy coup".
“Liam Byrne, Jim Murphy, Stephen Twigg and now Ed Balls: four horsemen of the austerity apocalypse," he wrote.
"Ed Balls's sudden embrace of austerity and the public-sector pay squeeze represents a
by Caroline Crampton / 30 Nov 2011 11:14
Members of the University and College Union prepare placards in London
Radiographers from the Royal Liverpool Hospital stand on the picket line with a skeleton they have named Dave
A woman from the Fair Pay Fair Pensions group hands out leaflets outside the High Court in London
Public sector workers picket outside the Royal Infirmary
by Amber Elliott / 26 Sep 2011 08:57
Paul Kenny had a stark message for Ed Miliband when I spoke to him this morning.
“The City didn’t vote for Ed Miliband,” he said. “And they won’t vote for him.
“I can’t foresee a day when the Daily Mail or The Telegraph – or even The Sun at this stage – are going to put across their front page, ‘Ed: what a stunner.’
“It just ain’t going to happen.
by Amber Elliott / 26 Sep 2011 08:37
Was it a deliberate choice to write for The Times today as Ed Balls is making his speech?
I was asked for a piece for the Monday, finished it yesterday.
I thought your statement that the City would not vote for Ed Miliband was quite interesting. What makes you say that?
Well, I think during the years of New Labour – both through Gordon’s period as chancellor and Alistair’s –