pat harrington

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Union attacks “anti-worker” UKIP

The Solidarity Trade Union has launched a withering attack on the UK Independence Party (UKIP). UKIP are accused by the Union of wanting to victimise workers by scrapping legislation protecting working hours, holidays, overtime, redundancy and sick pay. The Union claims that UKIP want to undermine the NHS and sneak in privatisation. They say that … Continue reading

What can we do about the Horsemeat scandal?

I guess I’m not the only parent to be asked by their kid: “Daddy, have I ate horse?”. It’s not the kind of question I would have predicted if you asked me a while back, but given reports on the news recently it became  more likely. Sadly the answer is: “Yes, probably”. The news started … Continue reading

Licence to Lie: the Sunday World and Patrick Harrington

The following article is reproduced to highlight a problem that can result from self-regulation, in this case self-regulation of the Press. The case illustrates how self-regulation can result in a failure to act against those who breach professional and moral standards. It seems that rumour and gossip have become substitutes for fact and the Press … Continue reading

Bureaucratic harassment of Solidarity Union

The following will be announced on the Website of the Certification Office tomorrow – 27 May, 2008. “On 22 May 2008 the Certification Officer appointed Gerard Walker, Assistant Certification Officer, as an Inspector to investigate the financial affairs of the trade union Solidarity. The appointment was made under Section 37B of the Trade Union and … Continue reading

May Day is reclaimed by Solidarity

   The nationalist Trade Union Solidarity is calling upon its members not only to join in the traditional May Day celebrations but also to mark the ‘Authentic’ date rather than just the Public holiday. ‘Workers Day’ has its roots in the 19th century demand for an eight hour working day. As  Pat Harrington, Solidarity General Secretary, says “Since British workers … Continue reading

Solidarity Annual Conference

Solidarity the independent Nationalist Union held its second Annual Conference in the Apollo Hotel, Birmingham on Saturday, 23 February, 2008. First on the order of business was the reading and passing the minutes of the previous AGM and the Special Meeting of July 2007  Then General Secretary Patrick Harrington delivered an upbeat assessment  of the Union’s progress … Continue reading

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