Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Remember the Dead: Fight for the Living

Colleagues, My very best wishes to those of you engaged in remembrance activity across the country and internationally today on one of the most important days of trade union activity.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Tenerife Libre!


In my last post I used the unfortunate term' short' to refer to an impending holiday in Tenerife.

As you all now know, subject to the volcanish ash from Iceland my 'short' stay was all but that and I only managed to get home last Saturday!

Please bear with me as I get to grips with outstanding e-mails etc., and will post an item over the next week.



Friday, 2 April 2010

Workers of the World.....


I'm preparing for a short break in Tenerife over the Easter break (no more posted items until after 19th April) and very pleased to report that trade unionism is alive and well in the Canary Islands.

Pictured left are trade unionsts from the Intersindical Canaria (IC) on 25 March opposing a range of austerity measures introduced by the national and regional governments.

As can be imagined within a predominantly tourist-based economy, wages are are on average lower than in Spain and unemployment is much higher than on the Spanish mainland.

Whilst on the island I hope to be able to extend a message of support to the IC and I'll let you know how I get on when I return.

Hope you all have a good break over Easter.

Best wishes