Views

View: LGBT+ Rights and the Trade Union Movement – Building on a Historic Allyship

9 February 2021

By Joe Lever (he/him). Originally posted on the LGBTIQA+ Greens Voices page, on the occasion of the TUC’s #HeartUnions Week and as part of their LGBT History Month 2021 series. Trigger Warning: homophobia … It’s difficult to properly dissect modern UK LGBT+ history without at least acknowledging the impact of the Stonewall Riots, from across […]

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View: Shop workers need a fighting, radical union

22 January 2021

By Jake Welsh. Originally published on Bright Green. Anyone who has known me over the past 11 years knows my undying commitment to the Green Party of England and Wales as an electoral path to help move society in an eco-socialist direction. But electoral politics alone cannot bring about an eco-socialist society. We need grassroots […]

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Statements of solidarity

Statement: Welcoming Supreme Court decision on Uber workers

19 February 2021

The Green Party Trade Union Group welcomes the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to uphold the Employment Tribunal’s view that Uber drivers are workers in the view of the law, not contractors or self-employed individuals. Uber drivers are owed the basic rights owed to all workers: a minimum wage, union representation, the right to fight for […]

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Statement: Close Napier Barracks

7 February 2021

The Green Party Trade Union Group calls upon the Home Office to close down the Napier Barracks in Folkestone immediately. Napier barracks is an asylum seeker dispersal unit housing four hundred asylum seeking men. Napier Barracks is not fit for purpose and this is confirmed by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus at the barracks. […]

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Statement: stop the British Gas fire

7 January 2021

The Green Party Trade Union Group expressed solidarity with GMB members as they take strike action over British Gas’ fire-and-rehire tactics. Fire-and-rehire is a tactic used by bosses to erode hard-won pay and conditions, by dismissing and rehiring workers on worse conditions. The group wrote to the GMB, saying: “Green Party Trade Union group sends […]

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