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USA: Missouri becomes the first state to vote to reject “right to work”

Missouri voters overwhelmingly threw out a right-to-work bill, on August 7th – becoming the the first-ever state to reject a right-to-work law. Right-to-work laws stop unions from collecting compulsory subscriptions in private-sector workplaces where they represent the workers. The Trump administration … Continue reading

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Beyond parliamentary politics: why trade unions and social movements are key to a Labour victory

By Adrian Weir, Campaign for Trade Union Freedom In this blog I will make three clearly inter-related points (i) the union link with Labour is good for the left (ii) that the link allows the unions’ extra-parliamentary work to permeate … Continue reading

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PCS’s latest ballot result shows that e-voting is long overdue

By Lynn Anderson, PCS National Officer for Scotland and Ireland. James didn’t vote. Let me call him James, although he could be John, Robert or Paul. He told me that he has been a union member for 27 years and … Continue reading

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Biggest Attack On Workers In Austria For Decades

Austrian unions are mobilising against an attempt by the the governing coalition of Ă–VP and FPĂ– to impose longer working hours and flexible working  having quietly submitted a motion in Parliament on 14th June to extend existing maximum working time … Continue reading

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TiSA Trade Deal – A Serious Threat To Workers Rights

By Rosa Crawford, Policy Officer, TUC EU and International Relations The trade in service agreement (TiSA) might sound like something technical but don’t be fooled, it poses serious threats to workers’ rights, our public services and sovereignty. TiSA is a … Continue reading

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New Spanish President To Repeal Anti Union Picketing Laws

From John Hendy QC Published below is CommuniquĂ© of the International Commission in Defense of the 300 prosecuted in Defense of the 300 workers prosecuted for going on strike in Spain, and for the repeal of Article 315.3 of the … Continue reading

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Tribunal finds that Ritzy union reps were unfairly dismissed

The Employment Tribunals have ruled that union representatives at Picturehouse’s Ritzy cinema were unfairly dismissed in June 2017. The unanimous finding of unfair dismissal, which applies to two of the three applicants, vindicates the decision to bring the complaints which … Continue reading

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Mexico: The Labor Challenges

Arturro Alcalde Justiniani, La Jornada, July 7th 2018 The new composition of the Congress of the Union creates and  opportunity to have better laws in all areas and issues of the pending agenda. One of them, which is fundamental for … Continue reading

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Legal Attack On Belgium Union ABVV

From IndustriALL Europe A recent ruling by a court in Antwerp, Belgium against regional leaders of the Belgian Trade Union FGTB/ABVV is now part of a wider tendency to criminalise trade union action. This is a worrying trend that threatens … Continue reading

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Aussie Unions Campaign For A Living Wage

CTUF’s Australian Correspondent Barry Camfield sent us this from Australian Congress of Trade Union’s Secretary Sally McManus. “I’m just back from the Fair Work Commission, where they decide whether 2.3 million Australians will get a pay rise, and if so, … Continue reading

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