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HeartUnions week


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.

Speakers include:

Morning Star contributors

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Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell, Diane Abbott, Ken Livingstone, Frances O'Grady, Dave Ward, Gail Cartmail, Zita Holbourne.

"The Future of work Mobilising for a New Deal"


Morning Star.

Labour Party conference fringe 2021, "The Future of work Mobilising for a New Deal".

Chair Bob Oram Morning Star

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.[1]


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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...

"Socialist Solutions"

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Labour Party conference fringe. Sponsored by Labour Assembly Against Austerity and Arise.

With Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP, John McDonnell MP, Richard Burgon MP, Dave Ward, Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Ian Lavery MP, Sarah Woolley, Holly Turner, Ruth Hayes, Mark Serwotka, Steve Turner, Nadia Jama.

Socialism - Unity - Internationalism

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Jeremy Corbyn, Richard Burgon, Ian Lavery, Apsana Begum, Dave Ward, Lara McNeill, Nadia Jama, Marisa Matias, Danielle Obono.

Morning Star Red Xmas bash


The Morning Star December 10 2020·

Join Jeremy Corbyn, Maxine Peake and Diane Abbott at the Morning Star Red Xmas bash!

7pm Wednesday 16 December. REGISTER NOW to avoid disappointment.

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.

Chaired by Carolyn Jones from the Morning Star management committee.

"The Future of Work"

Morning Star "The Future of Work: Mobilising for a New Deal".


Speakers Dave Ward, Ben Chacko, Roger McKenzie, Sarah Woolley, Chair Bob Oram.

"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!”.[2]

"What Next?"


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

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Laura Pidcock, Dave Ward Jac Berry, Helen O'Connor.

Centenary conference

Communist Party of Britain centenary conference August 1, 2020

90 years of the workers’ paper - rally


With special, surprise guests including Sean Hosey, Steve Marsling, Cathy Dolphin, Pete Smith and Ken Keable, of the London Recruits

Communist support


Signatory for the 'Stop Trump Coalition'

Dave Ward signed a letter posted at The Guardian on February 1 2017[3] 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."[4],[5]

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.