Unions

Macron’s biggest enemy is himself – not the unions

31 August 2017 16:13

The labour market would be revolutionised. France would start growing rapidly again, leading the way in Europe. Tech entrepreneurs would…

What the papers say: ‘Power-mad’ unions, strike ‘dinosaurs’ and ‘misguided’ aid spending

19 December 2016 8:36

Thousands of workers are walking out this week in a series of strikes affecting post offices, railways and airports –…

Why Jeremy Corbyn is the ‘out’ campaign’s secret weapon

24 February 2016 14:29

Europe has opened up an unbridgeable chasm in the Conservative party. Labour remains, near as dammit, united. On the EU…

The Trade Union Bill must tie up Thatcher’s unfinished business

14 September 2015 11:50

The People’s Assembly, the self-appointed left-wing pressure group behind the recent anti-austerity demonstrations, portrays itself as the voice of the…

Trade unions should foot the bill for any economic damage they cause

5 August 2015 18:00

As of 6.30pm this evening, Londoners will (once again) suffer miserably at the hands of the transport unions, which have…

Unison backs Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader

29 July 2015 15:57

The momentum just keeps building behind Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign for Labour leader. This afternoon, Unison has announced it is backing…

Fifty shades of Grayling

31 July 2014 13:29

With the delicacy of an Israeli F-16, the Tories entered the summer campaign today with an achingly dull speech in…

Len McCluskey: Unite could start donating to other parties

1 April 2014 15:28

Len McCluskey spoke to the press gallery lunch on April Fools’ Day. It would have been more fitting had the…

The inconvenient truth at the heart of Miliband’s union reforms

6 March 2014 10:49

At a special Labour conference last week, Ed Miliband pushed through his much-trumpeted reforms to the party’s relationship with the…

Grangemouth – six things you need to know

23 October 2013 13:10

1. Why have I heard of Grangemouth before? Its oil refinery is of huge strategic importance, providing 80pc of Scotland’s…

Our plan to fix Labour’s toxic legacy on education standards

8 October 2013 18:33

The OECD released a report this week on education standards. It makes for grim reading: we’re bottom of the class.…

Ed Miliband’s speech to the TUC: full text

10 September 2013 11:54

Listen to Ed Miliband give his speech at the TUC here:- listen to ‘Ed Miliband’s TUC speech: Labour has a…

Ed Miliband talks immigration in a party political broadcast.

Miliband has to win the fight that he’s started

8 September 2013 16:51

When Ed Miliband was booed at the TUC in 2011, there was quiet delight among many of his closest aides.…

GMB funding blow for Labour shows need for a clear plan from Miliband

4 September 2013 9:00

Has Labour got a plan? If it does, the GMB doesn’t like it, announcing this morning that it will cut…

Capitalism smashes the unions for six

16 July 2013 15:43

Forget the Ashes, this is the cricket news you have been waiting for: the Confederation of British Industry vanquished the…

Miliband shores up his leadership at noisy PMQs

10 July 2013 13:34

That was as loud as the Prime Minister’s Questions that immediately preceded the last election. The Labour benches were clearly…

Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey. Picture: Getty

God forbid that unions try to influence the Labour Party

9 July 2013 8:52

I think it was the arrival into the debate of those Blairite ghosts Mandelson and Reid which helped me make…

Len McCluskey tells Labour how it should be done

4 July 2013 19:31

Yesterday Len McCluskey made it very clear that Ed Miliband was definitely, definitely the leader of the Labour party. He…

Teaching unions: don’t reform exams, you might upset someone!

11 June 2013 9:07

Critics and fans of Michael Gove alike accept that sometimes the Education Secretary can be a little too pugnacious. He…

The unions versus the Department for Education — continued

18 May 2012 18:00

Oh dear, seems that the one of the union officials behind that presentation I posted earlier isn’t happy that it…