“James Larkin” the fight for fair employment.

James Larkin (Jim)is an Irish activist as well local organizer that was born in the mid 1800’s. Jim started to General Workers Union, it became the regions biggest union and Irish transport. He was born in England and grew up in the tough part of Liverpool, with very little education.

Instead, Jim had to help support family in his younger years. Working may different jobs to help out the family, he landed a position at the Liverpool dock as the foreman.

Jim believed in being treated fair, he believed many of the workers at the dock were not treated fairly. So he became a full time union organizer and joined the National Union Dock Labourers, in 1905. James strong views on treatment of the workers, did not sit well with the National Union Dock Labourers and he was transferred in 1907 to Dublin. Read more: Jim Larkin – Biography

Where he started the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union (ITGWU). Jim’s goal was to help all Irish industrial workers whether skilled or not skilled, they all belong in one organization.

As a part of the labor party he and his party lead a lot of series of strikes. In 1913, the lockout in Dublin had well of 100,000 on strike close to eight months. Leading him and workers to the victory of the right to fair employment.

Even though there was victory the lockout was the end of Larkin’s (ITGWU). He then set out on a lecture tour 1914, to the United States in raising funds for in fighting the British. While in the United States Jim joined the (IWW) Industrial Workers of the World and the American Socialist Party.

In 1920, Jim Larkin was convicted of criminal anarchy and communism and sent to jail. He was released three years later and was deported back to Ireland. In Ireland, Jim then organized Workers Union of Ireland and later in 1945 joined the Irish Labour.

Jim was dedicated, loyal and passionate about his beliefs for every working man. Jim Larkin work never stopped fighting for workers to be treated fairly, until January 30, 1947 where is he died in Dublin, Ireland.

Daniel Taub, a Diplomat

Daniel Taub, the Israel ambassador to Britain, has helped foster relationship and trade between Israel and the United Kingdom. In a statement from the Israel embassy in the UK, Taub was set to resign after serving as Israel ambassador to Britain for four years.

Since Taub was appointed the ambassador four years ago, trade between the two countries has doubled. In addition, there have been significant positive changes that have been witnessed in business, education and cultural links between the two nations.

According to Sajid Javid the British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, and skills, the total trade between the two nations has entered what he termed as the golden era. This is so because Israeli businesses set ups operations in the UK have grown to over 300.

Moreover, the annual bilateral trade between the two countries according to the Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce has risen to over $5.5 billion. Javid estimates the annual trade turnover to closer to $7 billion. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.daniel-taub.com/ and http://www.daniel-taub.co.il/

Daniel Taub is a British citizen by birth having been born in the UK in 1962. He was appointed the Israeli ambassador to the UK in 2011. Daniel Taub has also been a peace negotiator and once traveled to Northern Ireland together with a Palestinian counterpart for a peace bench-marking mission.

Daniel Taub has been in the forefront in championing the rights of the Israeli nationals living in the UK. There have been a series of anti-Israeli views and campaigns by student unions and British MP’S. In recent years one of the largest Britain student union voted to adopt a boycott of Israel.

In an interview with the Jewish Chronicle, Taub condemned such acts and went ahead to warn the college administrators that they should allow those who have a contrary opinion to the anti-Israel sentiments freedom of expression without fear or intimidation.

In 2014 Taub Defiantly visited Bradford as a sign of protest to the Israel -free zone campaign which was being championed by George Galloway a British Mp

Daniel Taub is a graduate of Harvard University School of Government, University College in London and Oxford University College. Taub Migrated back to Israel in 1989 and is currently the Director of Strategy and Planning at the Yad Hanadiv Foundation.