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Dave Prentis: We have won a moral struggle to end the tax on justice

Today’s supreme court ruling (July 26th 2017) is the most significant judicial intervention in the history of British employment law. This result is a massive win for our union and a massive win for all workers, whether they’re Unison members … Continue reading

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Mary Turner: A Giant Of The Trade Union Movement

By Peta Steel Mary Turner, one of the most dynamic women members of the trade union movement rose from being a school dinner lady to becoming a Trade Union National President. A hugely popular figure, Turner established a reputation as … Continue reading

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CTUF At Tolpuddle

The CTUF Fringe Meeting held at Tolpuddle attracted a full house with speakers reporting that festival goers spilled outside of the marquee for the duration of the fringe. Speakers this year included Professor Keith Ewing who is the President of … Continue reading

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Taylor Review : Class Panel Says It’s A ‘Missed Opportunity”

The Taylor Review into modern employment practices was roundly dismissed as a ‘missed opportunity’ by a panel put togther by CLASS – the Centre For Labour And Social Studies. Trade unions across the UK as well as the TUC were … Continue reading

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Wales: Trade Union Act Passed by Welsh Government.

Legislation overturning rules making it more difficult for public sector workers in Wales to take strike action have been passed by the Welsh Government. AMs approved the Welsh Government’s Trade Union (Wales) Bill, which overturns the UK Government’s 2016 Trade … Continue reading

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Unions Warn On Great Repeal Bill

UK unions have warned of the dangers of the so-called Great Repeal Bill which will be used to transpose EU legislation into UK law – with unions suspecting the Government will use the bill to water down employment rights gained … Continue reading

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US Unions Face Further Power Shift To Right Under Trump

A fascinating article has appeared on The Hill website setting out Donald Trump’s latest attempt to shift the National Labour Relations Board further to the right. Although he portayed himself a friend of working people Trump, no matter how hobbled … Continue reading

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CSEU Debates Trade & ISDS Courts

Adrian Weir spoke at the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions Conference in Southport this week on the key issue of Free Trade Agreements andInvestor State Dispute Settlement The election of President Trump has meant that TTIP has gone in … Continue reading

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Employment Rights Debated At CSEU

The Confederation of  Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions Meeting in Southport on July 12th debated UK employment rights in a motion moved by Adrian Weir: Employment Rights and Trade Union Freedoms It is well known that trade union membership has declined … Continue reading

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CTUF At Tolpuddle – This Weekend!

The CTUF/IER fringe will take place again this coming weekend on Friday evening at the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival. Speakers  awill include Prof Keith Ewing IER/CTUF; Christine Blower Workplace 2020; Jo Galazka Unite Regional Officer; and, Ben Chacko, Editor of the … Continue reading

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