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Yorkshire premiere of the film ‘Wapping – the Workers’ Story

The Yorkshire premiere of the film “Wapping – the Workers’ Story” – see flyer below. Although the event is free, space is limited, so please do book by clicking here.

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‘Not our finest hour’: CCRC finally refers ‘Shrewsbury 24’

The miscarriage of justice watchdog has finally referred the case of construction workers claiming to have been wrongly jailed following an industrial dispute in the 1970s, 10 months after being forced to change its mind as a result of being … Continue reading

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Conference: Trade Union Laws: Resist, Repeal, Replace

An important event for trade union shop stewards, union reps, union officers, activists: The Campaign For Trade Union Freedom with the Institute of Employment Rights are holding a one day conference “Trade Union Laws – Resist, Repeal, Replace”. 10:30am to 15:45pm … Continue reading

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3.3 million Workers Lose Out As EU States Fail To Protect Collective Bargaining

At least 3.3 million fewer workers are benefiting from a collective bargaining agreement across the European Union today compared to the beginning of the century, the latest figures show. Collective bargaining coverage is down in 22 of the EU’s 27 … Continue reading

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Stop Anti Union Laws In Ukraine

Join the global day of action 25th February urging Ukraine’s government to withdraw draft labour laws which are in contravention of national and international core labour standards. Ukrainian unions mobilised their members for a “Stop labour slavery” protest action on … Continue reading

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CLAIMING DATE: June 6th, CTUF Employment Rights Conference

The Campaign For Trade Union Freedom with the Institute Of Employment Rights are organising a conference on Employment Rights on June 6th, ‘Trade Union Rights: Resist, Repeal , Replace’ Venue: Unite Office Moreland Street, London commencing at 11am – through … Continue reading

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Brexit – Why Free Ports Are A Race To The Bottom

By Scott Gilfillan There’s no evidence that free ports create jobs or stimulate growth – and they could be a Trojan Horse for watering down employment protections after Brexit. This week, the government launched a consultation on creating up to 10 … Continue reading

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The Survival of the ILWU at Stake!

Coastwide Port Action Can Stop Union Busting! Labor Solidarity Must Prevail By Jack Hayman. From www.counterpunch.org February 13th 2020 A recent federal court decision in Portland, Oregon poses an immediate existential threat to the strongest union in the U.S. today, the … Continue reading

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Support Unite Members In Dispute With The RSPCA

Unite the Union members at the RSPCA are currently being balloted to take strike action over new contracts being forced on them by RSPCA, who are proposing to end their hard working, skilled, caring and loyal staff’s contractual right to … Continue reading

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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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