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Steering From The Front
Elected TUC President on 11 September 2013, the first Muslim and the first South Asian President, Mohammad Taj’s story is an incredible journey. When thousands of people saw Taj’s photo which featured in a poster campaign by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, this is what they read :
“My name is Mohammad Taj. I am an immigrant. For 40 years I have been a bus driver and committed trade unionist fighting for the rights of ordinary working people” Foreword By Diana Holland Unite Assistant General Secretary for Transport and Equalities, Executive Board member of the ITF – International Transport Workers Federation.
A Radical Working Class Hero
I am immensely proud that Unite has published this biography of the legendary Betty Tebbs. It is based on an original autobiography (unpublished), which she gave to Unite. Born at the end of First World War, Betty became an activist in one of Unite’s legacy unions, the National Union of Printing, Bookbinding and Paper Workers, which later became SOGAT and eventually the GPMU. As a young woman Betty worked in the papermaking industry in East Lancashire. It was in this industry she began her work as a union activist, eventually becoming a highly respected Mother of the Chapel (the print industry term for a woman Senior Shop Steward). Foreword By Len McCluskey.
Arise! Dublin Lockout 1913
The Irish Region publication to mark the centenary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout in 2013.
Safari Park Dispute 1978
A copy of a letter and timeline history of Safari Park Dispute dated 1978.
The Hanger Dispute 1985
The Hanger Dispute, involving 300 artificial limbmakers, was a long and difficult dispute. It is impossible to relay all the things that happened during the dispute, but hopefully this sort summary will at last place on record some of the developments
Salute to Jack Jones
Celebrate the Two Million
To Meet Moss Evans
A copy of the Transport & General Workers Union souvenir of Special Festival at The Royal Albert Hall 20th Febuary 1978.
Dock Strike Centenary
Copy of the 1889 Centenary programme from Millwall Park 12th August 1989.
In 1888 life for the mass of working people in the East End of London was far from good. Bad housing, poor sanitation and under employment or unemployment was the lot of many.
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