Matt Wrack

Farewell NoW

So today sees the last edition of the News Of The World! Time to say farewell. The crisis resulting from the phone hacking scandal has finally forced Murdoch to carry out a damage limitation exercise. He is presumably hoping that this move will demonstrate his organisation is serious about tackling...

Matt Wrack

Wrack on the road: Devon & Somerset

Sorry to post this a little late. Last week I attended two meeting in Devon & Somerset. Firstly at Camels Head fire station in Plymouth. This was a well attended open meeting for members where we addressed the various challenges we face on pensions, pay and jobs – all arising from the cuts...

Matt Wrack

Personal campaign fund 2010

Since my election as General Secretary in 2005 I have maintained a campaign fund into which I have paid a portion (approximately 30%) of my salary. This arose from a pledge to base my own earnings more closely on those of FBU members. This was explained to members at the time through a bulletin...

Protests

The world economy: still a right mess

So what is happening to the economy? We have been told that the pain of the cuts, the VAT increase, job losses etc. would set us on a road to recovery. Well, the truth is that no downturn lasts forever so George Osborne’s predictions will eventually turn out to be correct – just like a stopped...

Matt Wrack

Legal challenge on pensions

Those readers who have attended one of our recent members meetings will know that I have explained that we will use every possible avenue in our campaign to defend pensions. This will include political lobbying and campaigning, legal action where appropriate – and an industrial response if...

Robin Hood

Robin Hood in reverse

Know your enemy: Their agenda is to drive down our living standards The scale of the cuts being imposed by the Westminster coalition is huge and shocking. Many of the criticisms rightly point out that the speed and scale of the cuts may completely endanger any economic recovery – or at best...

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