Blog & Debate

Welcome to the GJA blog space.  Here we host critical debates on the key issues we face, as an organisation, as a movement of workers, and as a society.

ITUC Briefings

ITUC Briefings

The United Nations climate conference COP28 in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) will start in less than 50 days. The global labour movement is organising to defend workers’ rights at this important event. Workers and their families are experiencing ever-increasing...

GJA asks questions of Labour leadership

GJA asks questions of Labour leadership

Photo by Scott Blake on UnsplashAt the recent Labour Party conference, announcements were made regarding plans for a programme of home building and retrofit, along with further statements around Labour’s financial approach. Consequently, GJA has written to Angela...

We need to demand more than reversing Tory climate U-turns

We need to demand more than reversing Tory climate U-turns

Protestors at extinction Rebellion’s ‘The Big One’ demonstration, Summer 2023 ‘We need labour movement solutions and organising that are based in the reality and science of climate change, and the economic injustice of austerity policies.’ Sam Mason By Sam Mason,...

The Climate Contradictions of Gary Smith

The Climate Contradictions of Gary Smith

Photo by Gavin Allanwood on UnsplashIn agreeing to be interviewed by the Spectator under the title "the folly of Net Zero" GMB General Secretary Gary Smith lets his members down; not least because remarks like these from a leading trade unionist help give Rishi Sunak...

Reviewing The Skills For A Jobs Transition

Reviewing The Skills For A Jobs Transition

Photo by Red Zeppelin on UnsplashThis is a new report, issued in July under the banner ‘Future Energy Skills Programme’ and produced by a collection of organisations, led by Centrica and GMB, and also including TUC, Unite, Unison and Prospect, as well as Rolls Royce...

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