Derby TUC February 9 2022.
To mark the start of HeartUnions week 2022, the Morning Star and the TUC have teamed up again to host an online rally.
We'll be hearing from leading national and regional trade unionists to celebrate the role unions play in securing equality, dignity and advancement for working people.
- Dave Ward, CWU General Secretary
- Ben Chacko, Morning Star Editor
- Lee Barron, TUC Midlands Regional Secretary
- Dani Harvey, PCS Midlands Regional Secretary
- Karen Miles
- Louise Regan
Morning Star contributors
"The Future of work Mobilising for a New Deal"
Labour Party conference fringe 2021, "The Future of work Mobilising for a New Deal".
- Ben Chacko Morning Star
- Dave Ward CWU
- Roger McKenzie Liberation
- James Beckles UNISON
- Sarah Woolley
- Claudia Webbe MP
Virtual event of solidarity with Cuba
London, 13 September 2021- The Cuban Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Barbara Montalvo Alvarez, participated this Monday in a virtual event of solidarity with Cuba, in the context of the 153rd British Trade Union Congress (TUC), which is taking place from 12 to 14 September.
During her speech, the Cuban diplomat reiterated her deep gratitude to the TUC and the British trade unions for their support and solidarity with the Cuban people and workers, especially during the pandemic.
During the meeting, a message was delivered by the Secretary General of the CTC (Cuban Workers Central, by its Spanish initials), Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, who addressed the impact of the global pandemic on the world of work. He added that in the case of Cuba, they have also had to face the effects of the tightening of the blockade, as well as the media manipulation campaign financed by the US government calling for civil unrest and acts of vandalism against the national economic infrastructure.
Niurka Gonzalez Obera, General Secretary of the National Union of Education, Science and Sports Workers of Cuba, and Santiago Badía González, General Secretary of the National Union of Health Workers, reaffirmed their solidarity with their British counterpart unions.
Also speaking at the event were Navendu Mishra (Labour), Member of the British Parliament; Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union (NEU); Dave Ward, General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union (CWU); Mariela Kohon, Senior International Officer of the TUC; Tony Woodhouse, Chair of the Unite Executive Committee; Zita Holbourne, Vice President of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS); Diana Holland and Rob Miller, Chair and Director respectively of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign.
Maxine Peake, Lord John Hendy QC, Prof Keith Ewing, Andy McDonald MP, Eileen Turnbull Shewbury24 Campaign, Matt Wrack FBU, Dave Ward CBU, Sarah Woolley Bakers Union, Paddy Lillis USDAW, Kate Ewing, Mike Rix GMB, Yvette Williams Grassroots Black Left, Andy Green CTUF, Go North West Buses, Strike Map UK...
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Morning Star Red Xmas bash
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Panellists include Morning Star editor Ben Chacko, CWU general secretary Dave Ward, Unite Chief of Staff Andrew Murray, legendary industrial correspondent Mick Costello, reporter Bethany Rielly, Venezuelan election observer Calvin Tucker, award-winning sports editor Kadeem Simmonds, circulation manager Bernadette Keaveney, and co-author of the ground-breaking No Holding Back report Laura Smith.
"The Future of Work"
Morning Star "The Future of Work: Mobilising for a New Deal".
"Unions for Cuba" conference
On Saturday 2 November 2019, more than 200 trade unionists and activists attended Cuba Solidarity Campaign’s Unions for Cuba conference at the NEU headquarters in London. The vibrant conference, the largest trade union conference of solidarity with Cuba to take place in the UK for 15 years, demonstrated the strength of solidarity between British and Cuban workers.
Cuba’s delegation comprised of 14 labour movement leaders – 12 of whom were women – representing the country’s health, public administration, communications, transport, education, energy and mining sectors, and their TUC equivalent, the CTC.
British trade union speakers included general secretaries of Unite the Union and the CWU, Len McCluskey and Dave Ward, the Cuban, Nicaraguan, and Venezuelan ambassadors, and contributions from many other trade unionists, labour movement and student representatives, and academics.
Susan Michie, Vice Chair of CSC opened the conference, addressing delegates of the “crucial time for solidarity with Cuba” that we are currently in.
In a rally on Latin America, Dave Ward, CWU General Secretary said: “Let’s hope we can resist US intervention in our NHS the same way that the Cuban people have resisted US intervention and the blockade.
“We will take inspiration from Cuba’s struggles. Your struggle is our struggle. Your values are our values. And your music is definitely my music!”.
The People's Assembly Against Austerity September 12 2021 with Mark Serwotka, Shami Chakrabarti, Howard Beckett, Lindsey German, Barry Gardiner, Dave Ward, Sarah Woolley, Steve Turner, Holly Turner, Laura Pidcock, Fran Heathcote, Matt Wrack, Marvina Newton, Kevin Courtney.
Making Sense of the Crisis
Communist Party of Britain centenary conference August 1, 2020
90 years of the workers’ paper - rally
- Ben Chacko Editor of only English language socialist daily in the world, the Morning Star
- Dave Ward General secretary of Communication Workers' Union
- Sarah Woolley General secretary of Bakers & Food workers Union
- Amy Field Chair of London Young Communist League
- Bethany Rielly Journalist, Bethaney will speak on the COVID-19 pandemic crisis
- Kate Clark Morning Star reporter in Moscow and Chile.
Signatory for the 'Stop Trump Coalition'
Dave Ward signed a letter posted at The Guardian on February 1 2017 from the Stop Trump Coalition, "a coalition of organisations and individuals [who] joined forces to protest against Donald Trump’s planned visit to the UK.",
The letter read, in part:
- "We write to impress upon Theresa May and her government our opposition to US President Donald Trump being accorded a state visit or any official visit to this country. The US population has suffered more than a decade and a half of a fall in incomes, but billionaire Trump offers no solution to this problem.
- "Racism, sexism, misogyny, Islamophobia, antisemitism, homophobia, war mongering, climate change denial or policies designed to boost the wealth of the already super-rich should not be rewarded or celebrated in this country.