Trade Unions and Socialism in a Global World

Trade Unions and Socialism in a Global World

Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road 19th January 2013 3pm – 5pm

Picture1Speaker: Eric Lee

founding Editor of the news and campaigning website of the international trade union movement speaking on: How Trade Unions around the world are grappelling with globalization and neo-liberalism





Picture2Speaker: Richard Howitt MEP

Member of European Parliament for East of England has campaigned for legislation passed in 2002 protecting pension rights giving part time workers paid holiday rights speaking on: The Socialist Group in the European Union.


Next steps for Labour

Lisa Nandy MP addresses the meeting

This evening I attended the Progressive London public meeting, entitled ‘Next Steps for Labour’. This was chaired by Joy Johnson, and the speakers were Billy Hayes (Communication Workers Union), Mehdi Hassan (New Statesman), Chris McLaughlin (Tribune), Lisa Nandy MP, Emily Thornberry MP, and Ken Livingstone.

Held at Congress House, this very well attended meeting covered a number of topics, including the Labour leadership, internal party democracy, the sell-out by the Liberal Democrats, the importance of trade unions to the Labour movement, and grassroots campaigning.