MODE 4: EU Pushes bonded labour

A meeting convened by RMT at Tolpuddle, included speakers from the London School of Economics and the Teachers' Federation in Australia, who analysed the threat of EU-sponsored movement of labour directed at conditions, wages and union organisation in Britain. Here, Brian Denny of No2EU-Yes to Democracy campaign analyses 'Mode 4'.

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Urban garden: a radical approach to growing food

Britain now imports 40 per cent of its food and needs a radical and new approach to meeting the food needs of the people, argues Laurie McPhun, communist and professional gardener.

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LAND WARS: Organising to block break up of Agricultural Wages Board

In pursuit of its struggle to deepen poverty and unemployment, the Government has now, in a cowardly quiet manner, set out to break up the Agricultural Wages Board. The rates set by this Board save hundreds of thousands from rural poverty and set the standard for many more workers in related rural employment. Eddy Batchelor of UNITE organising unit, writing in the Country Standard, sets out the need for a campaign to save the Boards in this key sector. You can read national union reaction here.

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