Friday, 14 January 2011

Thank you LabourStart!


Apologies for my late start to blogging in 2011. I have been heavily tied up with teaching since the start of the New Year and have just finished a great 3-day course with local reps of the Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP) in London.

To kick off 2011 I am using the LabouStart picture of 2010. The caption for the winning entry reads:

The 2010 Photo of the Year winner: Farmworkers early in the morning, waiting to start the Pilgrimage for Freedom, a 50 km march for migrant workers rights, from Leamington to Windsor Ontario on Thanksgiving 2010 .

Sticking with LabourStart I couldn't help but be overwhelmed by its range and shape of current industrial unrest across the globe. From protests in Tunisia to the on-going strike action in Cambodia LabourStart provides the global labour movement with an essential service - long may Eric Lee and his team of labour correspondents thrive to perform this function.

So, my first posting for 2011 is a short reminder to, as LabourStart suggests, make sure this site is the one where you start your day (

My very best wishes for 2011.



Derek Blackadder said...

Couldn't agree more!

Jenni Ashton said...

Happy new year Ian!

Hope you and your family had a good break over the festive period.

All being well I will be on the TUC march and it'd be good to meet up again and be shouting and carrying on in the streets like the good old days!


John Clements said...


Please keep the news rolling in 2011 - we'll need all the information available to us as part of the battles ahead.


Jas said...

Hi Ian!

Good luck for 2011 brother and I hope too to see you on 26th March.

What a great year ahead I hope and on that lets the great British public see and understand what they need to back, and be in, the trade union movement.

Take care.