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Federation News Spring 2011: Private Enterprise in Public Services

May 2011

The language of "enterprise" has once again come to dominate British society. This enterprise crusade - a throwback to the Thatcherite political ideology of the 1980's - has been launched in the hope of providing moral and economic justification for unprecedented cuts in the public sector.

Workers in Cuba: Unions and Labour Relations - A 2011 Update

By Debra Evenson and Steve Ludlam

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Published in February 2011

This is the ninth in a series of Comparative Notes published by the Institute.

This edition updates the 2003 Comparative Notes 7 by adding an introduction and annex by Steve Ludlam to the original text by Debra Evenson. We have also added a forward from Unite General Secretary, Len McCluskey.

Labour Law Review 2010

By Rebecca Tuck, Betsan Criddle and Claire Bowsher-Murray

Published in September 2010

A review of 2010 Employment Law. See below for a limited preview.




Federation News: Trade Union Responses to Coalition Cuts

Executive Editor Roger Seifert

Published in August 2010

Since 2008 a crisis of the private, unregulated financial sector has been portrayed by politians and the media as a crisis of public expenditure, with subsequent attacks on the pay and conditions of public sector workers.

The nature of the coalition policies of the "big society" and the "small state" are neoliberal style programmes aimed at privatising more state functions, removing democratic accountability from those that remain and pushing costs of services onto individuals, families and communities.

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