Posts Tagged ‘Labour’

A year since Brexit: English winemakers get creative to beat ‘nightmare’ labour shortages

It wasn’t just the wettest summer in decades and biting spring frosts that England’s burgeoning sparkling wine industry had to deal with this year. Brexit has also cast a long shadow, whether it’s labour shortages, missing shipments or bureaucratic headaches. The lack of staff has hit hard: winemakers say for the first time they have […]

Tunisia General Labour Union calls for early legislative elections

The Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) on Friday called for early legislative elections after amending the electoral law to get out of what was described as a “political crisis” after President Kais Saied seized most of the powers in the country four months ago.

NSW Offers Free Hospitality Training to Fill Critical Labour Shortage

The New South Wales (NSW) government has announced it will offer free training opportunities to help fill skill shortages in the hospitality sector. TAFE NSW and other registered training providers will offer 3000 free training places across 29 different courses, including barista training, safe food handling, responsible service of alcohol (RSA), and an introduction to […]

Nestle, Mars and Hersey accused of ‘using child labour to get cheap cocoa’ in new court papers

Seven of the world’s largest cocoa companies have been accused of using child labour so they can “continue to benefit from cheap cocoa” in new legal papers. The lawsuit has been brought by eight Malian citizens who claim they were trafficked as children to the Cote D’Ivoire to work on cocoa plantations. Nestle, Cargill, Hersheys, […]

UK labour shortages: Will there be turkeys for Christmas in post-Brexit Britain?

Job vacancies in the UK rose to a record high of nearly 1.2 million, official figures showed on Tuesday, a further sign that the British economy is experiencing worker shortages across many sectors. The Office for National Statistics pointed to shortages across the whole economy, including hospitality and transport. For weeks there have been long […]

UK Labour Party votes for motion calling Israel an apartheid state

The UK Labour Party Conference has today voted in favour of a motion to identify Israel as a state practicing the crime of apartheid, making it the first major political party in Europe to adopt such a position. The motion commits the Labour party to implementing sanctions including ceasing UK-Israel arms trade and trade with […]

Censorship on Twitter, killing in Gaza, purges in Labour – #21

If you want to understand one of the main reasons I started this Substack newsletter earlier this year, then look no further than this recent article by my friend Ben Norton. Twitter has partnered with news agencies Retuers and AP so that they can start imposing censorship of journalism that they decree to be not […]

UK Labour Party pro-Israel purge continues: celebrated film maker Ken Loach latest member to be expelled

Among today’s myriad stranger-than-fiction political dramas, none hold a candle to the UK Labour Party in terms of sheer bizarre spectacle. A brief history: When in 2015, Jeremy Corbyn, a Member of Parliament with a half-century track record of progressive activism, threw in his hat for Party leadership, it was widely seen as a joke. […]

Labour purged Ken Loach because he’s too socialist for them – #20

Ken Loach with my friend, the journalist Max Blumenthal (left) on a panel of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine in 2014. (The Left/Flickr) Keir Starmer’s Labour is intensifying its purge of pro-Palestinian socialists from the party. On Saturday, veteran left-wing film maker Ken Loach announced that he had been kicked out: Share Palestine is Still […]

United Protest of Dalit Agricultural Labour Organisations in Patiala

CONFERENCE AT PUDA GROUND NEAR GURUDWARA FROM AUGUST9-11 It is truly a heart touching sight, to witness the back breaking work of a dalit agricultural labour and the manner he is still bonded in the so called age of democracy. The shackles of casteist oppression embedded for centuries, are still entrenched. Under the invitation of […]

Labour Leader Keir Starmer: ‘I Am Extremely Proud of War Criminal Tony Blair’

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says he is extremely “proud” of war criminal Tony Blair and has urged the public to forgive him for his crimes against humanity. Sir Keir, a Blairite and fierce opponent of Jeremy Corbyn, made the remarks in an interview with the Financial Times. “Many Labour activists despise Blair, notably because […]

Labour Councillor Ridiculed For Bragging About Wearing a Mask on an Empty Train

A Labour Councillor faced ridicule after she bragged on Twitter about wearing a face mask on an empty train. Not all heroes wear capes. “Going to keep wearing my mask on public transport. Even when it’s just me on the tube,” tweeted Alice Perry. Going to keep wearing my mask on public transport. Even when […]

Labour MP Dawn Butler Ordered To Leave Commons For Calling Boris Johnson A Liar

Labour MP Dawn Butler was told to leave the Commons Thursday after she refused to withdraw her claim that prime minister Boris Johnson had “lied to the House and the country over and over again”. Butler said she would not take back her remarks. “It’s funny that we get in trouble for calling out the […]

Precarity of Migrant Labour in Punjab’s Textile Industries

Punjab faces a severe power crisis in the literal and metaphorical sense.Unprecedented shortage in power supply, power thefts and rise in power demand has turned it into a power-starving state. Facing an acute shortage of power supply amidst soaring demand of power from the agricultural sector. Gap between demand and supply traces to increase in […]

More US labour unions join alliance against ‘Israeli apartheid’

Vermont State Labour Council has announced joining alliance of Labor for Palestine which stands against “Israeli apartheid,” raising the number of American labour bodies which joined this alliance to 15. “Our affiliate Vermont State Labor Council AFL-CIO joins its counterpart at the Connecticut Labor Council in standing against Israeli apartheid,” the council said in a […]

Pro-Israel Supremacists Suspend 14 Labour Party Members For Daring To Criticize Ongoing Genocide In Palestine

“What the Talmud teaches about you” [Not a jewish article] “The Talmud gets its name from the word Lamud – taught, and means The Teaching. By metonymy it is taken to mean the book which contains the Teaching, which is called Talmud, that is, the doctrinal book which alone fully expounds and explains all the […]

British Labour Party suspends 14 members over alleged antisemitism

The Labour Party in Britain suspended 14 members, including seven lawmakers from the Cambridge area, for alleged antisemitic rhetoric. A Conservative Party spokesperson said his party also will suspend a Cambridge politician for similar remarks. The Labor lawmakers are on the government councils of the City of Peterborough and North Cambridgeshire, municipalities situated about 50 […]

Labour’s housing band aid: currently around 8500 adults & 3888 kids live in NZ motels, costing more than half a billion dollars to date

“Govt accused of running get-rich-quick scheme after National reveals motels being paid millions for emergency accommodation” And the Nats can’t talk … Key hocked off a large chunk of our state homes to property developers … paid for by our forbears. And Labour’s so far sold off $30 mill worth. As we speak councils NZ […]

UK Labour Party Leader Keir Starmer Pulls Out of Ramadan Event After CEO of Sponsoring Group Revealed as Supporting Israel Boycotts

Sir Keir Starmer speaking during the Labour leadership hustings at the SEC centre, Glasgow, February 15, 2020. Photo: Jane Barlow via Reuters. The leader of the UK Labour party pulled out of a Ramadan event after the controversial anti-Israel views of the CEO of the sponsoring organization emerged in the media. The Jewish Chronicle reported […]

UK: Labour Leader Kicked Out of Pub by Anti-Lockdown Landlord

A senior government minister refused to rule out Australians being forced to wear electronic ankle bracelets, even if they are fully vaccinated, to make sure they are complying with home quarantine orders. The astounding suggestion was made by journalist David Speers during an interview with Employment Minister Stuart Robert about how authorities would ensure returning […]

‘Vaccine Passport’ Could Face Failure After Reports Labour Set to Oppose

The government has been accused of deliberately creating confusion after it was revealed that vaccine passports COULD be required to enter shops despite initial assurances that this wouldn’t be the case. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and others within the government claimed that COVID passports are only being considered for mass gathering events like football matches […]

UK Labour leader wishes Jews a happy Passover

British Labour Party leader Keir Starmer wished Jews around the world a happy Passover in a video posted on Twitter Friday.Starmer lamented the fact that families and communities could not gather for the holiday due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving many alone for Passover. He also sent condolences to those in the Jewish community who […]

Former British Labour Party members create ‘anti-Zionist action network’

A collective of former British Labour Party members who formed an “anti-Zionist action network” are being investigated by UK police after attempting to target Jewish Labour activists, according to a report in the Jewish Chronicle. The former members who form the group were active, and either left or were kicked out of the party, amid […]

Is NZ Labour more tolerant of antisemitism than Jeremy Corbyn’s UK Labour party?

Browse > Home / Featured Articles / Is NZ Labour more tolerant of antisemitism than Jeremy Corbyn’s UK Labour party? March 12, 2021 by David Cumin Read on for article In January The Israel Institute of New Zealand exposed NZ MPs as members of an online group that frequently posts vile antisemitism. Labour MP for […]

A Labour of Love: A Review on Charles Edward Perugini’s Art

Charles Edward Perugini (1839-1918) by John & Charles Watkins In order not to make this article excessively long I decided to reduce my personal commentary about this amazing artist in order to give way to his abridged biography below (which speaks quite clearly for itself). I only added a few personal short notes to the […]

Leader of Israel’s Labour Party says she ONLY wears black so her looks won’t distract from her political message

The new leader of Israel’s Labour Party, Merav Michaeli, has addressed questions about her wardrobe choices, revealing she opts for black because she wants people to listen to what she says, rather than to look at what she wears. Michaeli, a feminist activist, journalist and former TV presenter, was voted in as the Labor leader […]

Feminist Week of Resistance: Gender & Livelihoods: Farm & Labour Sectors

Women protesting against the Farm Bills (Image for representative purpose) 8th March, 2021: Through the Feminist Week of Resistance and Reflections (7th to 14th March), marking International Women’s Day and remembering Savitribai Phule, National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) is committed to amplifying the voices of women and persons of marginalized genders, speaking from the […]

Attempt to release names of Labour antisemitism report leakers rejected

An attempt by a former senior official from the UK Labour Party to reveal the identities of the people who leaked the party’s internal antisemitism report was rejected by Britain’s High Court as it could risk harm to the individuals, the Guardian reported on Monday. The request to reveal the names was filed by former […]

How Poland, Hungary, Russia & UK Labour Party use antisemitism in politics

Authorities in Poland, Russia, Hungary and some lawmakers in Britain’s Labour Party used antisemitism for political means, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s antisemitism report on Europe published Thursday. In Poland, presidential candidate Rafal Trzaskowski was the target of “antisemitic rhetoric” this summer during an election in which he lost to the incumbent Andrzej Duda of […]

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