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Green Party makes gains at local elections

9 May 2021

The Green Party celebrated significant gains across England in local elections, as more and more voters endorsed the party’s vision. By Monday 10th May, Greens had made net gains of 85 seats on principal authority councils. The party also gained a seat on the London Assembly, with Zack Polanski joining Sian Berry and Caroline Russell […]

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Campaign against the takeover of General Practice surgeries by Operose Health

30 April 2021

The Green Party Trade Union Group urges Green Party members and supporters to join the campaign against the takeover of General Practice surgeries by Operose Health, owned by Centene, a US health company.  The campaign includes a demonstration outside Operose Health HQ in Central London on Demonstration outside Centene headquarters on Thursday 22nd April 2021 […]

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#KillTheBill on Mayday

30 April 2021

Mayday #KillTheBill Protests Mayday #KillTheBill ProtestsUK-wide #KillTheBill protests and actions on the 1 May. This Saturday, tens of thousands of people will be taking to the streets to defend our basic civil rights in a UK-wide day of action. The Tories’ Policing Bill is an attempt to criminalise effective protest and dissent, and to trample […]

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

10 April 2021

Jonathan Neale spoke to the Green Party Trade Union Group April monthly meeting about his book, Fight The Fire: Green New Deals and Global Climate Jobs. It is available here or as a free download here. About the author Jonathan Neale is a professional writer. His books include A People’s History of the Vietnam War […]

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Green Party Conference votes to step up engagement with unions

6 March 2021

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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Supreme Court decision classifies Uber drivers as workers

19 February 2021

The Supreme Court of England & Wales decided unanimously on Friday that drivers engaged by Uber are classified as workers, in the terms set out by the Employment Rights Act 1996. The decision means that Uber drivers are entitled to a wide swathe of employment rights, including a minimum wage, sick leave and annual leave, […]

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London Greens support striking care workers

7 February 2021

London Green Party showed its support for striking care, maintenance and cleaning staff at Sage Nursing Home in North London as they begin their fourth consecutive day of strike action. […]

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Group calls on Home Office to close Napier Barracks site

6 February 2021

The Green Party Trade Union Group today joined calls to close the Napier Barracks site in Folkestone in Kent. […]

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Trade Union Group holds panel on trade & the labour movement

22 January 2021

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

7 January 2021

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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