Campaign news archive - June 2009

Government Iraq Enquiry Process in Shambles

The Government’s majority was cut as Labour MPs rebelled against Brown’s plans for a secret inquiry on Iraq, to which the Prime Minister appoints the inquiry team, and those giving evidence are not doing so under oath. [continue...]

LRC welcomes solidarity action with Lindsey dispute

Over 3000 workers are taking action in support of the Lindsey workers who have walked out of the Total oil refinery in Lincolnshire. The unofficial walkouts in solidarity are in breach of the Thatcherite anti-trade union laws which outlawed secondary action.  [continue...]

London MPs call on Mayor to keep London Living Wage promise for tube cleaners

London Labour MPs will today hand in a letter to Mayor Boris Johnson at City Hall, calling on him to fund the London Living Wage for all London Underground cleaners. MPs will also be tabling an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons demanding “urgent remedial action from the Mayor as Chair of Transport for London to improve cleaners’ working conditions”. [continue...]

Solidarity with SOAS occupation

The LRC has welcomed the occupation of the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) in Bloomsbury, London. Students have occupied in a protest over the detention of nine cleaners arrested by immigration officers and deported. The cleaners were involved in a “living wage” campaign. [continue...]

Labour Left threatens ‘Candidates for Change’ slate if policies don’t change

The Labour left refused to be dragged into either the plotting to oust Brown or the positioning by others seeking to fill his shoes if he fell. Our line was straightforward – there’s no point in changing the faces at the top if there is no change in political direction. [continue...]

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