Post by Joe
On Wed, 20 May 2020 10:01:56 +0100
Post by Keema's Nan
have demanded a less politically biased and more nationalistic
government from now on -
I don't believe that for a second.
Is that because I posted it, or because you don’t read much?
Post by Joe
There are few unions more
politically biased than the teachers', and they are very firmly wedded
to The Narrative, in fact they teach it.
This is what has frightened the Telegraph/Mail fascist tendency -
The leader of the Trades Union Congress has declared “the state is back”
as the UK’s biggest unions urged the government to form a national recovery
council in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The TUC, which represents 48 unions in England and Wales, has calledin a
report (https://www.tuc.org.uk/ABetterRecovery)for the establishment of the
body, which it argues would bring together government, unions and employers
to create a greener and fairer economy.
In an interview with the Guardian
has-made-us-question-everything), the TUC general secretary said there could
be no return to business as usual after the pandemic.
“We’ve got to get that safety net strung again, we’ve got to invest in
our public services, which may have to build resilience for a long time to
come,” Frances O’Grady said. “Unions are back … but the state is back
Launching the report alongside the shadow chancellor, Anneliese Dodds, on
Wednesday, the TUC is calling for a return of the unity shown in the years
after the second world war, arguing that the post-conflict decade of social
investment created growth of 3.3%, but a decade of austerity after the
banking crash resulted in growth of 1.9%.
“This can’t be about working people paying the price again,” said
O’Grady. “I think there is a real sense that this has got to be a
people’s effort. It can’t just be left to employers or politicians,
we’ve got to step up too.”
The TUC, which represents 5.5 million members, is also calling for an
overhaul of the UK’s business model – which it argues is based
onlow-paid, insecure jobs
britain-suffer-low-paid-insecure-work)and the exclusion of workers from
decision-making. It has called for an increase in theminimum wage
minimum-wages-by-four-times-inflation)to £10 an hour, a public sector pay
rise, a ban on zero-hours contracts and a job guarantee scheme –
particularly for young people facing a bleak future.
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In the far-reaching document the TUC argues that systems for trade and
finance damage the interests of poorer countries and drive unfair pay, and
calls for changes to international rules and institutions, as well as a plan
to tackle discrimination faced by black and minority ethnic people, women and
It praises the government’s “constructive” work with unions on the
creation of the job
know-about-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme), adding that the ability of
local authorities to take homeless people off the street, the emergence of
mutual support groups and the adaptability of the workforce, as well as
government interventions, “show the speed and scale of what can be done
when it is necessary”. It adds that the same commitment and urgency must be
applied to tackling the climate emergency.
“We’ve run out of excuses about creating a carbon-free economy,” said
Industry bailouts and any state investment in the next few months must come
with an “Olympics-style plan” for jobs and a minimum requirement for the
use of UK products and services to rebuild UK manufacturing, says the report.
With unemployment levels set to increase dramatically, it argues jobless
people should be given a “funded individual learning account” to learn
new skills, with the promise of a job at the end of training.
“We’ve got to build back brick by brick, but it has to be fair, decent
rewards, fair taxes – all of that has got to be back on the agenda,” said
O’Grady. “I think the centre of gravity has shifted and people are
remembering why equality matters.”
Post by Joe
As you know, according to The Narrative, nationalism is synonymous with
racism, which has been turned into the most serious accusation which
can be made against anyone.