Campaign news archive - June 2010

John McDonnell launches Bill to restore the right to strike

John McDonnell, supported by the Trade Union Co-ordinating Group, presented his Private Members’ Bill to parliament today. If adopted, the Bill would significantly improve unions’ ability to defend their members and would be the first step towards the full restoration of trade union rights. [continue...]

Emergency Budget: Redistribution from poor to big business

The Emergency Budget will redistribute wealth from the poor to big business. The Budget announced a 4% cut in corporation tax from 28% to 24%, a higher threshold for employer NI contributions and employer NI exemptions for new businesses, and a cut in the small business rate of tax. [continue...]

As one door closes another one opens. John McDonnell tops the Private Members’  Bill ballot

John McDonnell MP has been drawn first in the Private Members’ Bill Ballot today and has opted for bill to tackle abuse of trade union ballots by employers. [continue...]

LRC calls on the Party to allow all the candidates on to the ballot paper

The LRC is calling on party members and trade unionists to lobby the Labour Party NEC to lower the threshold to 5% to allow all candidates onto the ballot paper for Labour leader.  [continue...]

Unite conference overwhelmingly adopts motion calling for all candidates on ballot for Labour leader

Following a packed fringe meeting at which John McDonnell spoke, an emergency resolution was put before the Unite conference in Manchester this morning and was overwhelmingly carried calling upon Labour MPs to nominate to ensure all candidates are on ballot paper. [continue...]


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