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Zero-hours contracts – are they banned or not?

By Pat Rafferty, Unite Scotland Regional Secretary The number of people on zero-hours contracts in Scotland has risen by 10 per cent over the last year: according to the Office for National Statistics, 70,000 people are on a zero-hours contract. … Continue reading

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Why You Should Be A Trade Unionist

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey presents the case for joining a trade union in a new book, entitled ‘Why You Should Be A Trade Unionist’, published on 28th January.  Drawing on anecdotes from his own long involvement in the labour … Continue reading

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Ukraine Unions Mobilise Against Anti Union Laws

From the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF)  The government of Ukraine is preparing a massive legislative assault on fundamental trade union rights. A draft labour law submitted to parliament on December … Continue reading

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ASLEF Says Anti Union Laws Amount To ‘Slave Labour’

Draconian new rail anti-strike laws planned by the government amount to “slavery and forced labour,” Aslef general secretary Mick Whelan said yesterday. He said that this new Tory legislation would require rail unions to sign “minimum service agreements” guaranteeing maintenance … Continue reading

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Hansard Report: Lord John Hendy (Lab) on the Queens Speech – Employment Rights, January 9th 2020

My Lords, I will make two points on the proposed employment Bill and three on the proposed restrictions on the right to strike on the railways. I declare an interest as having spent 40 years in practice at the Bar, … Continue reading

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Employment Rights Or More Likely Employment Wrongs

By Adrian Weir, Assistant Secretary, Campaign for Trade Union Freedom In the less than a month since the General Election the Johnson regime has given strong indications where it will legislate on employment rights. Either contained within, or associated with it, … Continue reading

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Trump’s NLRB Declare War On Workers Rights

By William Lewis, Left Voice – published on Portside.org Sent in by Carolyn Jones Between 2017 and 2018, workers in two hotels in Stamford, Connecticut voted to join UNITE HERE Local 217. Though they won both elections by a landslide … Continue reading

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French Pension Strikes: CGT Calls On Public To Join Strikes

By Tony Burke, Chair of Campaign For Trade Union Freedom French unions are now pressing ahead with more pension strikes despite President Emmanuel Macron’s call on New Years Eve for all sides to reach a ‘compromise’. In his address to … Continue reading

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TUC Post Election Poll: Voters Backs Workers Rights

By Tony Burke, Chair Campaign For Trade Union Freedom – first published on December 23rd on Left Foot Forward Since the General Election, we’ve seen a steady drip of leaks and stories on the Johnson government’s attitude to workers’ rights … Continue reading

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Prison Officers Union Found Guilty Of Contempt Of Court

The POA has been found guilty of contempt of court after members walked out of prisons last year according to Union News. The union, which is banned from taking strike action by the government, says last year’s walk-out over violence in … Continue reading

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