Sunday, 11 April 2021

Jonathan Neale speaks to Green Party Trade Union group about his book 'Fight The Fire :Green New Deals and Global Climate Jobs'

 

Jonathan Neale speaks to Green Party Trade Union group about his book 'Fight The Fire :Green New Deals and Global Climate Jobs'

from https://resistancebooks.org/product/f...
or free download from https://theecologist.org/fight-the-fire
. ABOUT THE BOOK We are in the midst of a global pandemic and we are entering into a deep global recession, mass unemployment and the threat of runaway climate change. In every country, a great debate is beginning. What can be done about the economy and climate change? And what would a green new deal look like that meets the needs of people and the planet? There are many books on the politics of green new deals. This one concentrates on the nuts and bolts of the climate jobs that would be part of any new deal. This is also a book for reference, which answers many of the questions people have. There is also a political thread running through the book, which is that we have to make the necessary changes to move beyond the constraints of the market. This book also deals with the global South as much as the global North. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jonathan Neale is a professional writer. His books include A People’s History of the Vietnam War (The New Press, 2003); What’s Wrong with America (Vision, 2004), Stop Global Warming: Change the World (Bookmarks, 2008). He One Million Climate Jobs and wrote a report on climate jobs and transport for the European Transport Workers Federation. From 2004 to 2011 Jonathan was international secretary of Campaign Against Climate Change Britain.

Friday, 2 April 2021

Protest the Tories' Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

 







This weekend up and down the country people will be taking to the streets to protest the Tories' Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.


Socially distanced demonstrations and rallies have been organised in dozens of cities and towns - click here to find one near you.
Click here to see the map of protests https://www.zeemaps.com/view?group=4073941&x=-5.317054&y=52.725640&z=13
From outlawing many forms of protest and threatening activists with long prison sentences, to criminalising Gypsy and Traveller communities, the Bill is an unacceptable attack on our fundamental rights and freedoms. It's authoritarian, it's racist and it must be resisted in any way we can.

Last month's wave of protests already forced the government to delay the Bill - but we can't let this demobilise us. We must keep up the pressure until this awful piece of legislation is scrapped entirely.

So find a protest near you and join the weekend of action. Remember to wear a mask, observe social distancing and stay safe.

In solidarity,

Team Another Europe

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Twitter Catches Fake Amazon Workers Sharing Anti-Union Propaganda

 


Twitter Catches Fake Amazon Workers Sharing Anti-Union Propaganda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSD-3WBjCmU

 

Saturday, 27 March 2021

PCS Pay Campaign Rally Wednesday 31 March 2021 @ 1pm

 


Registration: HERE

 

PCS Pay Campaign Rally

Wednesday  31 March 2021 @ 1pm


 

The focus of the event will be united activity with other key workers and their unions.


We have a health, British Gas and shop worker speaking at the rally alongside a PCS representative.


PCS is pushing for joint union campaigning on pay at the TUC, so building alliances at regional and local level with other unions is key.

 

PCS is inviting members of other unions to this event.


Please come along if you want to work with us on joint campaigning to get all key and public sector workers a decent pay rise.


 

Please encourage union and trades council members to attend and share invite.




Wednesday, 24 March 2021

STOP CENTENE: Green Left statement against corporate takeover of UK GP practices


 Green Left notes that 70 GP practices in the Uk, 49 of them in London, have been taken over by the Centene Corporation, a major US health insurer, through its UK subsidiary, Operose. These were approved by NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) without consulting  the public or local councils and with minimal oversight of the effect on NHS staff  and quality of service. 

 

We demand that  CCGs prohibit any further takeovers  by Centene or other for-profit companies; and that all such existing for-profit contracts be terminated as soon as legally possible. 

 

While salaried GP partners quite reasonably prefer to use their training and experience to care for patients rather than on managing surgery finances, that task can be carried out by suitably qualified NHS employees.

 

We believe that Centene has made its large investment in UK NHS GP practices,  through Its UK subsidiary Operose, in the expectation that Operose will in future pay dividends to the parent company. Operose has contracts to digitalise the NHS, transferring various patient-physician interactions to online only, with serious implications for future. quality of care. It  is clear from the business model that dividends will involve the closure of non-profitable parts of its business. This could include closure of GP practices that remain unprofitable despite "rationalisation" through cuts in staff, wages and services to patients. Local GP practices in deprived communities, or with a large number of older patients, may be particularly vulnerable to closure and transfer of patients to large area GP hubs. This will create difficulty for patients with impaired mobility to reach a doctor. 


Unless these profit-driven takeovers are stopped, our NHS GP Services will be commercialised and taxpayers will pay more for a reduced service, the profits ending up in the US.'


https://weownit.org.uk/blog/here-are-gp-practices-taken-over-us-health-insurance-giant-centene


https://weownit.org.uk/open-letter-civil-society-organisations-ccgs-centenes-takeover-nhs-gp-practices

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

;What really happened at the Bristol protest

 What really happened at the Bristol protests? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r87RyNS3uxQ

Monday, 15 March 2021

Climate Change, Workers and Trade Unions; GPTU FRINGE AT GREEN PARTY SPRING CONFERENCE MARCH2021

 Climate Change, Workers and Trade Unions https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/EJBkRpe0iqYhkGr4vVp9D2FCK8_zVlWOMhz_3BmFxY4qA AcrgKVFB3h8GK-UbVQs.JLiRyOYsvfk3eOyr