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Pay the Rate: how the EU is closing the loopholes used to exploit migrant workers – but is it too late for us?

By Jude Kirton-Darling Labour MEP – North East England Concerns about free movement and EU migration were amongst the top reasons why many voted to leave in June 2016. Periodically, a dispute has erupted whether wildcat strikes at the Lindsey … Continue reading

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Securing Labor Rights in Mexico Fundamental to NAFTA Reform

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement in conjunction with the release of a letter sent to USTR Robert Lighthizer yesterday regarding proposed labor law reforms in Mexico. “Correcting the fundamental flaws in NAFTA first … Continue reading

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France: Rail Unions At War With Macron Over Employment Rights Reforms

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Mexican Senate bill could undermine new NAFTA standards

Sent in by Ben Davis of the United Steelworkers From Inside Trade, March 27, 2018 Mexico’s ruling party, the Partido Revolucionario Institucional, last week pitched a proposal that would implement the country’s constitutional labor reforms passed last year in a … Continue reading

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TUC says employment rights need “beefing up”

5 million UK workers now employed by outsourced companies, franchises, recruitment agencies, umbrella companies & personal service companies. The TUC has said employment rights need “beefing up” to protect the rights of workers employed by outsourcing companies pointing out that … Continue reading

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Congratulations To Ged Kearney

From Barry Camfield in Australia : An example of a progressive woman trade unionist winning a parliamentary seat, in a seat called “Batman”, with a commitment to fight for unions and workers interests. A by-election for the Australian House of … Continue reading

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TiSA: when everything is a service, a ‘Trade in Services Agreement’ affects everyone

From the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations Since 2013, a conclave of governments calling themselves ‘The Really Good Friends of Services’, has been negotiating a secretive ‘Trade in Services Agreement’ (TiSA) that … Continue reading

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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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