Tony Merrick, who passed away last week, was a giant of the British trade union movement who stood up to the state’s attacks on workers and was jailed with the Pentonville Five for defending his class.
Millions of workers will be impacted by coronavirus shutdowns, with many having hours slashed or being laid off entirely. The government’s response to date has been nowhere near enough – it needs to act now.
The government said Harland and Wolff wasn’t worth saving. But today it has a future – thanks to its workers’ refusal to give in.
Boris Johnson and his Tory government like to talk about taking back control. Well, here’s a challenge: take back control of Harland and Wolff shipyard.
A Labour government must pursue an industrial policy that renews our economy and redistributes our common wealth.