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22.2.10

Unions for Stateless Nations

The post below is copied across from the Breton Connection. Added are some comments on Welsh unions.

Added today is a link to the -Plateforme des Syndicats des Nations sans Etat- an organisation that regroups labour unions from stateless nations around the world.

For example from Brittany we have the Sindikad Labourerien Breizh. I believe a trade union -UNDEB- exists that is closely connected to Plaid Cymru? Is there room for a Cornish labour union movement to push for the rights of Cornwall's workers along with greater self-determination?

Comments:

There was a Welsh insurance company, Undeb, founded by Trefor Morgan in the 1960, but that was swallowed up by another company following his untimely death in 1970.

Except for two student unions for Welsh-speaking students in Aberystwyth and Bangor (UMCA and UMCB) the only other indigenous Welsh unions are; UCAC (Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru) for Welsh teachers and then the FUW (Farmers Union of Wales) for Welsh farmers.

Shouldn't a political party represent workers - it's impossible to have a union represent all workers.

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