UNI GS on Trump: ‘he’s drained the swamp to make space for the yachts’

UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings told CNN’s Isa Soares on Quest Means Business that President-elect Trump was draining the swamp of Washington politics but only to make way for the yachts of his billionaire accomplices. This was a reference to Trump’s election promise to get rid of self-serving politics-as-usual in Washington. Jennings made…

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UNI GS hammers fake promise of Trumponomics

UNI General Secretary Philip Jennings took part on a debate on the fall out of Donald Trump’s election victory on Swiss television RTS’s flagship programme ‘Toutes Taxes Comprise’. Jennings said that Trump’s pledge for 4% growth  in the U.S. was unrealistic without decent working conditions, fair salaries and unions free to negotiate. “What we fear…

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UNI WEB faces up to challenges for unions in new global order

UNI Global Union’s World Executive Board (WEB) is meeting over the next two days at UNI Head Office in Nyon Switzerland. In his opening remarks, UNI General Secretary Philip Jennings said that the US election result was a cause for reflection, and both a challenge and an opportunity. He added that yesterday’s Leadership Summit on…

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We must draw the hard lessons from the electoral victory of Donald Trump

UNI Global Union General Secretary, Philip Jennings gave this reaction to the election of Donald Trump: “The warning signs have been there for some time. An economy that works for the 1%, stagnant wages, fears that the children of workers will be worse off than their parents, and enduring and massive inequality have resulted in a…

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