Solidarity Press Statement - Cadbury

In a recent Press Release independent Trade Union Solidarity predicted that the US company Kraft's takeover of the iconic British firm Cadbury's would inevitably lead to 'rationalisations' i.e. closures.


Kraft had indicated that they would attempt to keep existing factories open. For example, prior to taking over Cadbury, Kraft had stated it would keep the factory in Keynsham (employing 400 workers) open.

In a clear, yet to us predictable, about-turn Kraft have announced that the plant would be closed down and the production moved to Poland.
Solidarity General Secretary Patrick Harrington said "Multinational companies have a record of switching production to cheaper-wage economies . Their loyalty is to their corporate and multinational investors - nothing more nothing less. For the Government and some Unions to express surprise indicates either naivety or collusion."
He added "The only way to prevent such activities is, in the short term, to prevent multinational companies exporting the capital released by shedding their 'national' assets and, in the long term, to encourage greater worker participation in running and ultimately owning workplaces through co-operatives and employee share ownership."

14/02/10
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Merry Christmas from Solidarity

Merry Christmas from all at the Solidarity Trade Union, and here’s to a happy, stimulating and productive 2010! Thanks to everyone who’s been involved with our Union Brotherhood this year, whether as members, Reps, writers, allied groups like Civil Liberty or simply friends and supporters - we look forward to seeing you in the new year.

The beginning of this year was a difficult time for us. We were embroiled in vexatious complaints from an embittered ex-President, had two main bank accounts frozen and swamped by cases of political discrimination against members and non-members largely because other Unions wouldn't entertain them. Being a Libertarian Union we pride our self in fighting ANY Just case on behalf of a member regardless of politics, race or creed.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 December 2009 10:10 )

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Teacher Case Heading For Europe?

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A teacher facing charges of religious intolerance at the General Teaching Council for England (GTC) has vowed to take his case to the "highest level" if found guilty.

Adam Walker(above), who lives in the North-East and is also a British National Party (BNP) activist, is accused of religious 'intolerance' after being accused of posting comments critical of Islam on the Internet while using a school laptop.

He is being 'tried' by the General Teaching Council (GTC). If convicted he would be the first to be found guilty of such an 'offence'.

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Merry Christmas from Solidartiy

Merry Christmas from all at the Solidarity Trade Union, and here’s to a happy, stimulating and productive 2010! Thanks to everyone who’s been involved with our Union Brotherhood this year, whether as members, Reps, writers, allied groups like Civil Liberty or simply friends and supporters - we look forward to seeing you in the new year.

The beginning of this year was a difficult time for us. We were embroiled in vexatious complaints from an embittered ex-President, had two main bank accounts frozen and swamped by cases of political discrimination against members and non-members largely because other Unions wouldn't entertain them. Being a Libertarian Union we pride our self in fighting ANY Just case on behalf of a member regardless of politics, race or creed.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 December 2009 10:10 )

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UNION SAYS FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION MUST BE PROTECTED!

The Solidarity Trade Union has criticised the suggestion made by Ed Balls, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families that members of the British National Party (BNP) and other groups may be banned from working as teachers.
n September he asked former Chief Inspector of Schools Maurice Smith to review the current safeguards to protect children from discrimination and the promotion of racist views and to consider whether members of organisations with such, alleged, views be banned from teaching.
As part of that review Mr. Smith is taking representations from interested parties including Trade Unions such as Solidarity. Mr Smith took oral evidence from the Union at the end of last month. The Union will also be submitting written evidence.
After submitting the Union's views on the matter General Secretary of Solidarity Patrick Harrington stated:-

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 December 2009 19:39 )

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