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Lesley Mercer's Articles

Inequality: a corrosive social pollutant

17 Feb 2013, by in Equality

Sometimes you just need to hear the simple facts rather than a whole load of theory.  Enter Richard Wilkinson, co-author of “The Spirit Level”. He was speaking at a European  conference in Dublin last week, organised to mark Ireland taking over the presidency of the EU Council of Ministers, at which I represented the TUC.…

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Europe isn’t an à la carte caféteria

29 Jan 2013, by in International

European Commissioner Olli Rehn delivered a blunt message at a European TUC conference yesterday, namely that the EU is not some kind of ‘à la carte caféteria’ that the UK government can dip in and out of as it chooses. The central debate at this 40th anniversary conference of the ETUC was about how Europe…

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The in-out debate mustn’t overshadow the need for social Europe

27 Jan 2013, by in International, Society & Welfare

This year’s TUC President Lesley Mercer, from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, looks ahead to the European Trade Union Confederation’s 40th anniversary conference on Monday, where she will be representing British trade unions with General Secretary Frances O’Grady and General Council spokesperson on Europe, Billy Hayes. You can follow the conference on twitter using #ETUC40. Trade…

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