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No Safety Without The Unions

The government has now released its own ‘guidances’ for a return to work by stealth — cutting workers’ representation out of the picture, writes Professor Keith Ewing, President of the Campaign For Trade Union Freedom Last week the gloves came … Continue reading

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When is it right to stop the job?

We know the law is no friend of workers, so how can we ensure health and safety in the workplace amid desperate times for many? Carolyn Jones recommends an expert panel discussion that will help workers and their reps get … Continue reading

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When Is It Right To Stop The Job. CTUF On-line event – registering now!

Places going fast! So register today at https://tinyurl.com/y7gmmrnb Campaign For Trade Union Freedom on-line Zoom event for trade unionists: ‘When Is It Right To Stop The Job?’ May 18th at 6.00pm to 7.30pm. See flyer for speakers.

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Aussie Unions Say Employers Using Covid19 To Attack Workers Rights

Australian unions say they face a further attack on employment and workers rights and have accused big business of using the Covid19 crisis to attack employment rights. Using the word reform, Aussie unions say this means cuts in pay, employment … Continue reading

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TUC: Employment Rights After Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the underlying weakness of the UK’s employment laws and we can expect there will be demands from employers for ‘more flexibility’ or attempts to weaken the already weak employment laws. European and global trade unions … Continue reading

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Covid-19: learning from the past for a better future

By Professor Keith Ewing and John Henry QC From the Morning Star Special May Day edition A massively expanded state is needed with a greater role for unions and the people themselves: Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC present … Continue reading

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Unite: Remember the dead, fight for the living – International Workers’ Memorial Day

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey calls on people to ‘Remember the dead, fight for the living’ with a one minute silence at 11am on International Workers’ Memorial Day, Tuesday 28th April. “Safety at work is a right, not a privilege. … Continue reading

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Spanish court orders Ryanair to reinstate 224 dismissed workers

Employees dismissed after four hubs slated for closure – Reuter’s report Spain’s High Court has ordered Ryanair  to reinstate 224 workers collectively dismissed from four bases in the country, saying the reasons given by the airline for seeking to close the … Continue reading

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Firefighters to take government to court over pension ‘robbery’

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU), along with three other unions (POA, PCS, and GMB), has filed court proceedings over the government’s withholding of improved pension benefits from hundreds of firefighters and hundreds of thousands of public service workers.  The unions … Continue reading

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UK-US trade talks postponed indefinitely

Below is a summary of a Daily Telegraph article not widely reported on – but it is a big blow to Johnson’s hare brained plans to drive through a trade deal with the EU and the US at the same time, something … Continue reading

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