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Future Of US Unions Now In Supreme Court’s Hands

  By Charles Wowkanech, President of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, The U.S. Supreme Court soon will be the stage of one of the most consequential fights in the history of the American worker. Anyone concerned with the future of middle-class … Continue reading

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Taylor Review: Government Holds Back From Full Reforms

By John Hendy QC, Vice President of the Campaign For Trade Union Freedom It might be hard to imagine that the tedious, barren worthlessness of Matthew Taylor’s Report on ‘Good Work’ could be surpassed. But it has been. The Government’s … Continue reading

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Government response to Taylor Review not the leap needed to end insecure work for millions

Responding to the government’s response to the Taylor Review on modern working practices, Unite general secretary Len McCuskey said: “This is a tiny step, but not the leap that is needed to ensure that millions of people in precarious work … Continue reading

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EU Commissioner Malmström kills off talk of TTIP resumption

By Brett Fortnam, Inside U.S. Trade, February 1st, 2018 European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström responded to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ optimism about resuming U.S.-EU trade talks by listing actions the U.S. has taken over the past year that … Continue reading

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NHS Demo : Saturday February 18th

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Australia: Sydney train strike ruled out by Fair Work Commission

By Barry Camfield In an outrageous move, the so-called ‘Fair Work Commission’ in Australia has effectively banned strike action in complete breach of ILO Convention 87. C87 guarantees ‘Freedom of Association’, which provides for the right to strike. Indeed, the … Continue reading

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Russia: ITUC Denounces Court Decision To Dissolve Trade Union

The International Trade Union Confederation has denounced the decision of a local court in St Petersburg, Russia to dissolve a trade union on the grounds that it engaged in political activities. The decision to dissolve the Inter-regional Trade Union Workers’ … Continue reading

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Aussie Employers ‘Pleading’ To Stop Union Merger

Australian employers are pleading with the Australian Fair Work Commission to stop the merger tbetween the country’s construction and maritime unions over fears about its combined financial clout of almost 150 million Australian dollars a year – which would be … Continue reading

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EAT : Jet2.com v. Denby

Section 137 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Consolidation Act (TULRCA) 1992 makes it illegal for an employer to refuse someone a job because they are a trade union member. In Jet2.com Ltd v Denby the Employment Appeal Tribunal … Continue reading

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Steelworkers Statement On South Korea Trade Deal And Union Busting

The United Steelworkers released the following statement in January 4th as the United States and South Korea prepare to meet to discuss the renegotiation of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). “The United Steelworkers condemns the recent anti-worker actions by the South Korean government … Continue reading

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