What has John McDonnell been up to today?
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Gordon Brown rightfully calls for emergency budget. Weeks ago I launched with group of progressive economists a strategy to address the cost of living crisis including inflation proofing benefits, wages & pensions. Freeze energy prices & if energy companies fail, nationalise. 1/2
An Alternative Strategy to Address the Cost of Living Crisis – Labour Hub https://labourhub.org.uk/2022/07/05/an-alternative-strategy-to-address-the-cost-of-living-crisis/
This brave action shows why Amazon workers need a collective voice of their own. @unitetheunion will stand with any @AmazonUK worker who takes action against this insulting 35p pay offer. 👉
Ballots have dropped in elections to Labour's National Executive Committee.
Vote for the #GV4 for a Labour Party which stands up for workers, democracy & socialism.
On the BBC’s Today programme this morning @kategobell TUC chief economist gave a masterclass in explaining why workers need a pay rise & she took apart the Governor of the Bank of England’s recent pronouncements on wages & inflation.
Frankly bizarre comments from Andrew Bailey that after the longest wage squeeze for 200 years and on the eve of a recession workers shouldn’t ask for pay rises. Pay can rise without prices rising if companies rein in their profits.
Support and Solidarity.
No one injured at work should be denied #SickPay especially during a #CostOfLivingCrisis please support our official strike ballot request
@unisontheunion @UNISONAQA @OCSDispute @andreaegan5 @cmcanea @unisonglr @organiserjo @MikeShort8 @tiddymoke
Great to see that this dispute has now been settled with significant pay award to the Coventry bin workers. Another victory for @unitetheunion and for the determination of the bin workers taking action. https://unitelive.org/victory-for-coventry-bin-workers/
With MANY MANY more still to be announced, you can now take a first look at some of the debates, trainings and workshops we’re running at #TWT22 plus some of the voices and groups that will be taking part.
Grab tickets now 👉http://bit.ly/TWT22
Solidarity Ian. Keep safe.
Today is the day! Time to elect NEC reps who will fight for a transformative Labour government.
Here are a few reasons I hope I can count on your support:
Please also vote for this incredible team @mish_rahman @gembolton and @Yasmine_Dar https://futureweneed.com
NEC BALLOTS DROP TODAY!
During my time on the Labour NEC, I along with my other left NEC colleagues fought long and hard for the publication of the Forde Report. The truth needed to come out. So it was a relief when it was finally published.
Left wing activists plan to rally support for strikes at Labour Party Conference – Labour Hub https://labourhub.org.uk/2022/08/03/left-wing-activists-plan-to-rally-support-for-strikes-at-labour-party-conference/
🚨🚨#TimeForRealChange Statement on the #FordeReport 🚨🚨
The #FordeReport presents #UNISON with unique and substantial challenges it must face up to. Action is required.
Read our statement and *sign up* to our OPEN LETTER to our union's leadership 🖊️✊
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Congratulations to the courageous @GoldsmithsUCU who have campaigned so hard to secure this victory. Solidarity UCU @ucu
After inspiring collective action for nearly a year, @GoldsmithsUCU have secured a deal incl:
➡️ No further compulsory redundancies
➡️ Review of fixed-term contract use
Our members deserve huge credit for facing down @GoldsmithsUoL senior management 💪
Ballots will be sent out tomorrow in Labour’s NEC elections.
The Labour Party was founded by trade unions on socialist values - the #GV4 will fight for them.
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Great breakthrough. Well done to our Unison members in Barnet & @John_Burgess001
A Victory for common sense as Barnet Outreach workers dispute is resolved.
#CostOfLivingCrisis #UNISON #Pay
@unisontheunion @UNISONAQA @OCSDispute @unisonglr @John_Burgess001 @cmcanea @MikeShort8 @organiserjo
A week is clearly a long time in politics, especially when there’s been an absolute shambles in Shadow Cabinet. Whoever is advising on strategy from industrial strategy to the treatment of members needs challenging. We can’t rely on disarray in Tory party to gift us the election.
This was Lisa Nandy on the same programme yesterday: "Our job, of course, is not to stand on picket lines"
Hugely proud to have the endorsement of @johnmcdonnellMP to be re-elected to Labour’s NEC
As shadow chancellor, John outlined a vision for economic and social justice that inspired so many, and would have addressed the deep inequalities and crises we face today 🏭🌳🤝
Andrew Fisher hits nail on the head. “There's always money for tax cuts and shareholders, so why no pay rises for ordinary people?” @FisherAndrew79 https://inews.co.uk/opinion/money-tax-cuts-shareholders-why-no-pay-rises-ordinary-people-1772688
As people become increasingly worried about the threat of huge energy bills hitting them in next few months, it’s interesting how many commentators & experts are recognising the potential of public ownership & renationalisation in the cost of living crisis https://inews.co.uk/opinion/cost-of-living-crisis-national-emergency-renationalisation-case-stronge-1766610
Solidarity and support for your strike.#PayUpOCS
We’re also on strike tomorrow 1st August & 4/5th August. Your support on these days at The Harbour Blackpool & Royal Blackburn (back entrance) between 7am - 10am would be most welcome. #DogsOnPicketLines #strike #PayUpOCS #OCS #FairPay #oneNHS
Congratulations to the @Lionesses on this huge success. Football is coming g home and it’s the @Lionesses that did it. Fantastic team effort with a brilliant manager.
🏆 OUR ENGLAND. OUR CHAMPIONS. 🏆
Ian Byrne responds with great dignity to the events of last week. There are clearly issues that have to be addressed in the trigger ballot process that took place. Ian gives everything, heart & soul to his work as the West Derby MP. He needs & deserves our support. @IanByrneMP
My initial statement on West Derby MP Reselection process:
This is a vitally important campaign launched by the terrifically hard working & dedicated MP
This has been one of the hardest moments of my life.
Thank you all for the love and support I have received❤️
I've spoken to @MetroUK about my breast cancer journey.
I'm on a mission to find the Million Missing Mammograms #FindTheMillion👇🏾(1/3)
"Do you think Keir Starmers misjudged the public support for the strikes?"
@FisherAndrew79 thinks he has: "People are struggling, and when they see some workers fighting back, they think, good for them!"
Solidarity with @ASLEFunion members taking industrial action today.
Solidarity with all our members on strike today across the country ✊
Stand with train drivers? Find your nearest picket line here ➡️ https://aslef.org.uk/news/picket-line-information-show-your-support
As Ukraine's workers make huge sacrifices to defend it from Russian imperialism, Ukraine's parliament is trying to shred their rights.
Ukraine's labour movement is calling on Zelensky to veto these laws. Help them!
Sign + share http://www.change.org/p/demand-president-zelenskyy-veto-anti-worker-laws-5161-and-5371
This video demonstrates the desperation many people feel trying to survive. Massive respect and admiration for @IanByrneMP for the work he is doing for his constituents & on the right to food campaign. https://twitter.com/PoliticsJOE_UK/status/1552991479915741186
Great to join CWU members, RMT, Unison & Equity members & parliamentary colleagues to hear brilliant speech from @DaveWardGS on the reasons for today’s CWU strike. 100% Solidarity. @CWUnews @jeremycorbyn @SamTarry
What has happened to the Labour party that it can’t stand up for labour? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/28/labour-party-cost-of-living-keir-starmer-striking-workers?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
John McDonnell - We can't go on like this... so people are saying we're going to have to take industrial action & if that means coordinated action, then so be it
#KayBurley - So you would support a call for a general strike?
JMc - Coordinated action is going to be inevitable...
What I actually said this morning: “If you look at the ballots that are taking place across the trade union movement, we are talking about millions of workers now voting for industrial action. So, naturally, what people are saying as well, why not coordinate that?” 1/2
Labour was "formed by the trade unions" and we need to support them
Here's Former Shadow Chancellor @johnmcdonnellMP on Labour's response to striking workers 👇
#RailStrikes #KayBurley MT
Labours @johnmcdonnellMP: "When the election comes, people will rightly say where were you [Labour] when we needed you, when we were campaigning to prevent our wages being cut?"
Spot on, John #KayBurley
Just at time Tories are tearing themselves apart someone advises KeIr Starmer now is the time to cause division on our own side. It’s daft tactics. We need maximum solidarity in support of workers who are just asking for a wage rise that prevents a pay cut. It’s a just cause.
'I don't know who is advising Sir Keir Starmer'
Former shadow chancellor @johnmcdonnellMP says Labour is having a "completely unnecessary row" and whoever has advised its leader to sack Sam Tarry MP has made a "severe mistake".
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Solidarity to @SamTarry This must be the first Labour MP to be removed from his frontbench position for joining a trade union picket line to support workers. https://labourlist.org/2022/07/sam-tarry-sacked-as-shadow-transport-minister-after-joining-rail-strike-picket/
Join us tonight when key trade union leaders come together to discuss the plans for building the resistance to the Tory attacks on workers’ living standards. @arise_festival
Building the resistance - unity through struggle ✊
Online, Jul.27, 7pm 🗓️
Mark Serwotka, @pcs_union
Supported by @socialistcam
Good to see @jeremycorbyn and @johnmcdonnellMP, two stalwart @RMTunion supporters, at Euston today with Eddie Dempsey ❤️✊
With @RMTunion Eddie Dempsey, Jeremy & Unison members on picket lines at Euston & Kings Cross. @SamTarry joined us too. Strike absolutely solid & support growing across the Labour & Trade Union movement.
Joining @RMTunion picket lines this morning. Here is the invaluable @StrikeMapUK
🚂 SUPPORT @RMTunion and @TSSAunion STRIKES
🪧Find you nearest picket>>https://strikemap.co.uk/
📸Reply with your picket line pics
Cat Hobbs from We Own It eloquently spells out the economic & political sense of public ownership of rail, water and energy. @We_OwnIt https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/26/labour-cautious-public-ownership?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
John McDonnell Gives Keir Starmer a History Lesson @johnmcdonnellmp
"Keir Starmer has completely misread the mood of the nation"
- @johnmcdonnellMP https://www.doubledown.news/watch/2022/july/25/john-mcdonnell-calls-out-keir-starmer
Joined activists for the Southwark Solidarity launch tonight.
Great to hear from workers from @ASLEFunion, @RMTunion, @GMBSLU, @ADCUnion, @CWUnews and @johnmcdonnellMP who are all fighting to protect workers' rights in the face of the Tory's cost of living crisis.
"A deluge of declaratory phrases that evaporate on contact with any further thought"
My take for @ipaperviews on another false start on economic vision from Keir Starmer, which instead started a row over public ownership
Solidarity please retweet @Barneteye @BarnetAlliance @BarnetTradesCcl @barnettransfrmd @HaringeyBarnetU @RMTunion @IanBFAWU @holly_kal @JeffreyNewman @KnowsleyUnison @SalfordUnison @UnisonCardiff1 @coventryunison @HackneyUNISON @HackneyAbbott
#BREAKINGNEWS Barnet Outreach workers 88% turnout and a100% vote for strike action
@unisontheunion @John_Burgess001 @organiserjo @unisonglr @cmcanea @MikeShort8 @tiddymoke
Congratulations Faiza. You thoroughly deserved this. I urge people to join Faiza’s campaign. She will be a strong voice speaking up for her local community & a great MP. @FaizaShaheen15 https://twitter.com/FaizaShaheen15/status/1550849969179041794
Useful point of reference on Truss from Labour Hub. https://labourhub.org.uk/2022/07/23/some-things-we-should-know-about-liz-truss/
Congratulations to my constituents, members of @unitetheunion who displayed such determination & solidarity to achieve this victory. Thanks also to @UniteSharon & our local union representatives for their hard work & leadership on this. Each victory sends out an inspiring message
This is a great result for our check-in members at @BritishAirways. By standing together, they have forced a corporate giant like BA to do the right thing and restore levels of pay slashed in the pandemic.#JobsPayConditions