Notices and statements

AWL Code of Conduct, Grievance Procedures, Safeguarding Policy

Published on: Thu, 06/12/2018 - 09:03
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AWL

Policies passed at AWL Conference 2018, to be reviewed November 2019.
These policies are revisions and additions to existing policy and were made in the light of a report of an historical case of sexual assault and the process we put in place to investigate our actions on this matter. Details of that can be found here.

Questions and advice on these policies should be sent to: disputes@workersliberty.org
Questions and advice on safeguarding should be sent to: safeguarding@workersliberty.org

Code of Conduct

These guidelines are intended to help us in our day-to-day dealings with each other, to

National Committee statement 7-4-18

Published on: Mon, 09/04/2018 - 12:09
Author

Workers' Liberty National Committee

The National Committee of the AWL welcomes the report produced by the Working Group, and thanks its members, and the external individuals they consulted and who contributed to the production of the report, for their work on it.

This report has concluded that the AWL lacked an adequate understanding of issues and procedures around safeguarding, and were guilty of serious collective and individual failures of duty of care, on the part of some members, including, in particular, some members of our elected committees.

We place on record our regret at our collective and individual failings, at the

A note to readers

Published on: Wed, 14/02/2018 - 12:29

A recent anonymous blog said that the author, an ex-member of the AWL, was sexually assaulted by another ex-member in 2005.

The incident has never been made the subject of a complaint to the AWL. We have responded to the blog with an initial assessment which says: “It is our understanding that, at the time, the [few] individuals to whom the writer disclosed these events felt they were acting not only in accordance with the writer’s wishes [to keep disclosures confidential] but also appropriately. That was a serious mistake. He was a sixteen-year old and the incidents should have been reported

London Young Labour shows dangers for the left

Published on: Wed, 07/02/2018 - 15:10

On Saturday 3 February, the AGM of London Young Labour took place at University College London. The conference was attended by about 350 young Labour members from across London, and passed good policy about defending free movement and working with the Labour Campaign for Free Movement, on social housing, and on creating the role of a trans officer on the committee.

The conference also discussed a motion relating to a recent anonymous claim of sexual assault on an ex-member of Workers′ Liberty by another ex-member which took place in 2005 when the victim was 16. This is an issue which Workers’

Response to a statement

Published on: Thu, 11/01/2018 - 13:32
Author

AWL

On this page you will find our response to a reported sexual assault and updates on the process we put in place to investigate our actions on this matter.

The working group we set up reported on 4.4.18, the report can be found at the bottom of this page or by clicking here.

Our annual conference on 24-25 November 2018 discussed the recommendations of the working group which looked at our responses to this report and case. We voted on a new code of conduct, complaints procedure and safeguarding policy and this can be found here. It will be reviewed at our conference in December 2019. Further

Workers' Liberty statement on the split in Unison United Left

Published on: Fri, 25/10/2013 - 13:27

Unison United Left, a left-wing grouping in the public sector union Unison, has recently split, with some of its leading figures planning to form a new organisation. A statement announcing the split is online here.

AWL supports this move, but believes more clarity is needed about the reasons for the split and the basis of the new organisation. In a spirit of comradeship and support, we have written the following statement.


WHY AWL SUPPORTS A NEW RANK-AND-FILE INITIATIVE IN UNISON

For many years, AWL members active in Unison have said that Unison United Left (UUL) has been a completely

Sign this statement: Equal rights for migrant workers! For international working-class solidarity!

Published on: Tue, 19/02/2013 - 10:12

(For this statement in printable/copyable form, with a model motion of support included - see here.)

Next year restrictions on migration from European Union member states Bulgaria and Romania are set to be lifted.

There is growing right-wing agitation for Bulgarian and Romanian workers to be excluded from Britain, treated as second class citizens without the right to remain, or denied access to services and benefits.

We oppose this bigotry, and say that migrants – from the EU or outside – should be welcome here. We support freedom of movement and equal rights for all. We deny that migrants are

Workers' Liberty statement on the Unite general secretary election

Published on: Thu, 17/01/2013 - 13:15

Workers’ Liberty members in Unite will be critically supporting Len McCluskey, the candidate of Unite United Left (in which we are involved), in the forthcoming general secretary election.

There have been some positive improvements within Unite under McCluskey’s leadership. A culture of greater democracy and debate has been encouraged, and the move towards industrial reorganisation and workplace branches is positive. On the whole the union is more prepared than in the past to back its members in taking action, and providing resources to help organise direct action in support of industrial

Statement from Workers' Liberty teachers on the NUT deputy general secretary election

Published on: Tue, 15/12/2009 - 10:14
Author

Patrick Murphy and Liam Conway for Workers' Liberty Teachers

It would be better if the individuals and groups who define themselves as left in the Union could agree to support common candidates in national elections. It will be important in the period ahead to consolidate the small majority the left has gained on the national executive and avoid the prospect of Broadly Speaking regaining either the Executive or the GS or DGS positions. Just as important is the need to build a clearer, sharper, more determined left which acts collectively on the key issues facing members, particularly those which require us to mobilise members for action.

It would have

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