TGWU

Talking, explaining, and telling the truth

Author: 

Mick O’Sullivan

I knew Tom Cashman as a friend and comrade from the early 70s.

Tom was someone who had a hinterland; his interests spanned good whiskey, particle physics, a love of Sean O’Casey’s plays, modernist architecture, and an encyclopaedic knowledge of schisms in the Catholic Church, which quite frankly bemused me. Tom was a very rounded person and a very humorous one.

Remembering Tom Cashman, a socialist trade unionist and long-time associate of the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty who died in August.

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Tom Cashman

Author: 

Jim Denham

In the last issue of Solidarity, Bruce Robinson remembered the life of Tom Cashman, socialist trade unionist and long-time associate of the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty, who died last month. In this and future issues we will print further tributes.

Remembering the life of Tom Cashman, socialist trade unionist and long-time associate of the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty, who died last month.

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The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

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Class War in Britain's Ports (1967)

The Devlin plan and the docker (1967)

This July 1967 pamphlet was the first piece of public literature put out by the Workers' Fight group, forerunner of AWL.

This June 1967 pamphlet was the first piece of public literature put out by the Workers' Fight group, forerunner of AWL.

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How workers' action freed the Pentonville Five

It is July 1972. With the union leaders safely in talks with [Tory Prime Minister] Heath and knuckling under to his Industrial Relations Act (IRA), the Tories now went for the real union power on the docks: the rank and file.

Vic Turner, one of the "Pentonville Five" (dockers jailed for union activity) died in December 2012. This article, from Workers' Liberty magazine 1997, tells the story of the incredible upsurge of working-class militancy that freed Vic and his comrades.

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Unite union demonstration at Labour Party conference

Date: 

23 September, 2007 - 14:00

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Assemble Meyrick Park, Bournemouth

Description: 

Demanding: * an end to off-shoring - quality, secure jobs for all
* to ensure equal rights for agency workers - and trade unionfreedom for all
* to close the yawning wealth gap
* to deliver fair pay to public sector workers and quality, publicly provided health and education for all
* to free councils to build decent housing for all
http://www.amicustheunion.org/labourPartySite/whats%20happening.aspx

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