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‘Level Playing Field’ Workers Rights Johnson Wants To Get Rid Of

It came to light this week that Boris Johnson has instructed his ‘sherpa’ David Frost (a regular user of the Eurostar to Brussels)  to demand that any deal on withdrawal agreement from the EU unravels the ‘level playing field’ clauses agreed … Continue reading

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Campaign For Trade Union Freedom – Institute Of Employment Rights TUC Fringe Meeting

Here are the details of the TUC Fringe meeting on September 8th, 6.30pm at the Old Ship, Brighton Seafront (just five minutes from the Brighton Conference Centre). Come early, we expect this to be packed meeting with Laura Pidcock MP Shadow … Continue reading

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U.S. gig economy giants told: “Just pay your damn workers”.

A bill in California’s Legislature could force gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft to treat their drivers as employees – instead of independent contractors. The bill (Assembly Bill 5) could give their drivers proper employment status, but Uber … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders’ Plan Could Put A Union In Every Workplace

By Shaun  Richman ‘In The Times’ US democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders released his Workplace Democracy Plan on Wednesday. His campaign’s labor platform makes the strongest case of any of the candidates so far that he would be unions’ best ally in the White House in … Continue reading

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Campaigning For Free Trade Unions

By Andy Green, National Secretary Campaign For Trade Union Freedom Recently in the Morning Star FBU General Secretary Matt Wrack responded to an earlier piece in the paper penned by myself in which I was critical of the newly launched … Continue reading

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Qatar: Migrant Workers Strike Over Work Conditions

From Human Rights Watch Hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar went on strike this week to protest what they say are poor working conditions, unpaid and delayed wages, and threats of reduced wages. Despite introducing some labour reforms over the past year, … Continue reading

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BA Loses Appeal To Stop Pilot’s Strike

British Airways lost has lost its appeal against the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) whose members have voted massively in favour of industrial action. Approximately 4,500 BA pilots belong to the union and nine out of ten union members took part … Continue reading

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Brexit Boss Backtracks On Workers Rights

Boris Johnson’s new Brexit chief has backtracked on promises given by Theresa May on workers rights, saying wants to scrap previous commitments to protect  workers’ rights, and has suggested Brexit is an opportunity to escape the EU’s “heavy labour market regulation”. … Continue reading

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Aussie & EU education unions call for education to be carved out of free trade negotiations

26 July 2019 – During the Education International (EI) 8th World Congress, affiliated educators’ unions in Australia and the European Union issued a statement calling for the Australian government and the European Commission to be more transparent in ongoing negotiations … Continue reading

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Rebuffing The Pretences Of The Alliance for Workers’ Liberty

First published in the Morning Star July 26th. Labour’s ‘For the Many, Not the Few’ manifesto contains a 20-point labour rights reform programme. Andy Green looks at the recent intervention in the debate by a miniscule political sectlet. Readers of … Continue reading

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