The EU isn’t just good for business, it’s good for consumers

EU & Uk flags merged transparent largeMany people know about the benefits to business of staying in the EU, and business organisations from the Confederation of British Industries to the UK manufacturers Association have spoken out in favour of a remain vote.

The EU is the …

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Let’s stop talking about oven gloves


This week, LUK & EU working togetherabour MEPs have voted to strengthen rules that prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, and in support of proposals to boost female entrepreneurship. Unfortunately, the week has been summed up in articles claiming that the EU is banning …

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The EU- standing up for human rights defenders

Raif BadawiSadly this year has seen various tragedies linked to freedom of expression. I remain committed to freedom of expression and strongly oppose the abuse of basic human rights. It is vitally important now, more than ever, that we promote religious …

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Human rights are fundamental and universal – don’t let the Tories rewrite yours

HRDToday is Human Rights Day, a day to celebrate and commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights more than 50 years ago. This document set out, for the first time ever, fundamental human rights that apply worldwide.…

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Hugging and kissing don’t spread HIV. Ignorance does.”

World Aids DayA great message from the National Aids Trust to highlight just how much misinformation is out there when it comes to HIV. This week we observed World Aids Day a chance to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDs, show support …

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Commission and government must show mettle and take decisive action against steel dumping

SteelworksThe European Parliament is set to debate the crisis in the steel industry in Britain and across Europe today and Labour will be putting pressure on the European Commission and UK government to act quickly and decisively to save Europe’s …

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Blog – Young Workers Month.

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“What is happening to our young people? They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents. They ignore the law. They riot in the streets inflamed with wild notions. Their morals are decaying . . .”

Not as you might think, …

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Putting worker safety on the EU agenda

Trade_Union_IntergroupOctober saw Health and Safety put centre stage in the European Parliament. With another successful European Week for Safety and Health at Work, the adoption of the Health and Safety Strategy in the Employment Committee and a fantastic trade union …

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Labour MEPs vote to reduce air pollution  

EPLP PICLabour MEPs voted this week for a range of ambitious measures in the National Emissions Ceiling Directive (NECD) to cut emissions that contribute to dangerous levels of air pollution.

The European Parliament has backed proposals including binding emissions targets for …

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Dying to Work


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Imagine you have just received the devastating news that you have a terminal illness. Now imagine that you have also lost your job.

Dreadful isn’t it? And the worse thing is that this is happening right now in the …

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