Writings

Spanish Civil War Scrapbook

A Spanish Civil War Scrapbook: Elizabeth Pearl Bickerstaffe

It’s vital that future generations learn the lessons of what happened in Spain Foreword by Rodney Bickerstaffe to ‘A Spanish ...
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Straight as the crow flies – an appreciation of Bob Crow by Rodney Bickerstaffe

Bob Crow, dead at 52: an open, short letter to a long list of closed minds - to all who ...
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/ Bob Crow, Writings
Stephen Lawrence

Never give in when your cause is just – RIP Stephen Lawrence (1974–1993)

Rodney Bickerstaffe gives his personal view on the verdict in the Stephen Lawrence murder trial to UNISONActive on 4 January ...
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/ anti-racism, writings, Writings
Bickerstaffe and Ken Gill

Bick remembers Ken Gill

Rodney Bickerstaffe and the late Ken Gill were trade union contemporaries in battles against a former Conservative government, fighting for ...
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/ Writings
Rodney Bickerstaffe

Minimum wage should be a living wage

The minimum wage has been named as the most successful government policy of the past 30 years in a survey ...
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/ Causes, minimum wage, Writings
Rodney and Jack Jones

Jack Jones – cold warriors besmirch man of great integrity

October 5th 2009 saw a great memorial meeting in London’s Royal Festival Hall for Jack Jones the ex -TGWU general ...
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/ Jack Jones, Writings

Close down the casino – Observations on pensions

From New Statesman 13 September 2004: Over the past 12 months, the issue of pensions has started to rise up ...
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/ Causes, pensions, Writings
Letter to branches

Letters to staff and branches on last day of NUPE

"I have been honoured to have been General Secretary for these last eleven years, of the finest union in the ...
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