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Green Party Conference votes to step up engagement with unions

Green Party Spring Conference 2021 today voted in support of a motion to emphasise the importance of working closely with trade unions in order to bring about a worker-led just transition. The motion, entitled ‘Winning Over Workers is Crucial to Fighting Climate Change’, was supported by the Green Party Trade Union Group. Conference attendees passed […]

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Trade Union Group holds panel on trade & the labour movement

The Green Party Trade Union Group held a panel discussion on Thursday 21st January, highlighting the risks posed by Brexit to hard-won rights and standards. Featuring speakers from UNISON, Global Justice Now, Trade Justice Movement, and the University of Oxford, attendees heard of the democratic deficit inherent in the UK’s trade negotiation and ratification processes. […]

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Group supports British Gas workers against fire-and-rehire tactics

The Green Party Trade Union Group today wrote to GMB officers to express solidarity with British Gas workers. The workers are taking action against fire-and-rehire tactics, which are being used to erode hard-won pay and conditions at the company. In their letter, the group wrote: “British Gas engineers perform a vital role in keeping everyone’s homes warm’ a service which […]

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Green Party speaks out in support of education workers

The Green Party backed teachers’ urgent calls to close school premises and move teaching online, except for the children of key workers and the most vulnerable. Green-led Brighton & Hove City Council has already written to primary schools advising them to move teaching online until at least Monday 18th January 2021. “It is right that […]

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