Walton Pantland

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News stories this week:

  • Riot police have stormed Elliniki Halyvourgia, the Greek steel plant that has been on strike for 9 months
  • A new wave of strikes is sweeping across Egypt – the revolution is “unfinished business” for workers. See out SnipIt collection
  • We’ve been in discussion with unions in Italy and Brazil – read a quick history of Brazilian unions here
  • Spain is the next country to watch as the same policies that failed Greece are introduced there
  • Follow the international campaign to boycott Hyatt Hotels, because #HyattHurts by exploiting workers, especially immigrants and women
  • The austerity that is causing so much suffering around the world isn’t necessary: the rich have hidden $21 trillion in secret tax havens, enough to solve the Eurozone crisis and much more. See this Guardian article too, and follow our SnipIt collection on economic analysis
  • Join our web conference with Professor Steve Keen of the University of Western Sydney and author of Debunking Economics – this Sunday night at 10pm GMT

 

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Walton Pantland

South African trade unionist living in Glasgow. Loves whisky, wine, running and the great outdoors. Walton did an MA in Industrial Relations at Ruskin, Oxford, and is interested in how trade unions use new technology to organise.

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