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Conference blog 2016

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2016 national conference blog

Prospect blogged about key issues discussed at our national conference in Bournemouth (10-12 May 2016).

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Fighting back against the Trade Union Act

The Trade Union Bill’s vicious attack on workers is recognised in several motions to conference. Sadly the Bill has now become an Act, with royal assent rushed through last week.

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Is the UK meeting its labour inspection obligations?

Prospect's National Conference has rightly supported a call for the TUC to check UK compliance with International Labour Organisation (ILO) convention 81, which sets the minimum standards for labour protection including occupational safety and health. Guest blogger Prospect NEC member Neil Hope-Collins shares insights from Geneva, where he was part of the UK...

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History is a great teacher

This morning I also shared with Conference a powerful evocation of trade unionism from Martin Luther King in 1968, which is as resonant today:

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Commitment and contribution

I presented the annual report to conference today and thanked the representatives and staff of the union for all their efforts in the most challenging environment of the last two years.

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Europe in the spotlight on England’s Riviera

The incessant ping-pong of the EU referendum debate has been punctuated only by the even more furious ping-pong of electioneering across the UK.