Support Zimbabwean Trade Unionists

18 06 2008

The TUC is running a campaign to support Lovemore Matombo and Wellington Chibebe, President and General Secretary of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) who have been arrested and accused of face charges of ‘spreading falsehoods prejudicial to the state’ – or rather, telling the truth about violence in Zimbabwe.


Lovemore Matombo                  Wellington Chibebe

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The TUC is making a giant photo mosaic of Lovemore and Wellington using pictures of hundreds of their supporters.

You Can find more information here on the TUC website.


Industrial Action In BT

17 06 2008

Hot news from BT Sectional conference:

Following a debate  at Connect’s Conference, with elected delegates from all parts of BT, delegates have voted overwhelmingly to end the suspension of industrial action and to start industrial action short of a strike in BT. This decision builds on a strong vote in favor of industrial action which you delivered
in the postal ballot. We have now served BT with formal notice of industrial action.

Full details of the action will now be sent to you by post but remember to keep checking your private (non work) email address as this is the way that we will communicate with you. Talk to your colleagues and make sure they know what is going on. If any of
your colleagues have not yet supplied their private email address then it is essential that they do so now at

Keep in touch with us during this campaign – send in news from your branch and we’ll put it on this website so your colleagues can see what you’re doing.

Get involved If you want to take on a more active role in the campaigning, email Give us a phone number or non-work email so that we can contact you.

Send in news, ask us questions Send an email to

Connect BT Conference and Connect Forum

14 06 2008

Connect Souths committee is getting ready to travel to Nottingham for the Annual BT conference and the Connect forum.

More information as it comes.

BT Pay Video

5 06 2008

A short video of Ben Marshall, Head of Industrial Relations for Connect, explaining why BT’s Full and Final Pay Offer to its managers is unacceptable.