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Keith Ewing & John Hendy Letter On EU Employment Rights

Letter To Morning Star In reply to Kevan Nelson’s letter in the Star on 26th February, no-one is advocating that the judgments of the EU court which are adverse to workers’ and trade union rights should be preserved to inhibit … Continue reading

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Unison Response To May’s Brexit – Workers Rights Proposals

Commenting on the government’s announcement about workers’ rights, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Any guarantees about protecting existing and ensuring future employment rights must be in the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement. “Anything less, and the promises aren’t worth the … Continue reading

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GMB Response To May’s Brexit – Workers Rights Proposals

GMB, Britain’s general union, has responded to the Government’s ‘meaningless’ workers’ rights assurances. Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary, said: “No one should be under any illusion – support for the Prime Minister’s bad Brexit deal means swapping strong legal protections … Continue reading

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Unite Response To May’s Brexit – Workers Rights Proposals

Government workers’ rights plans fall woefully short, says Unite Government proposals to protect workers’ rights after the UK leaves the European Union will do little to stop the mistreatment of workers at the hands of ‘greedy bosses’, the leader of … Continue reading

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TUC Response To May’s Brexit – Workers Rights Proposals

TUC dismisses government’s “flimsy” workers’ rights proposals Commenting on new government proposals on employment rights announced today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The prime minister has made a mockery of her own claim that Britain is leading the … Continue reading

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Update On Strike In Matamoros, Mexico

27 January 2019 At 2 p.m. Friday, 30,000 workers in 41 factories represented by the Union of Laborers and Industrial Workers of the Maquiladora Industry (SJOIIM) in Matamoros went on strike. The workers are demanding a wage increase of 20% … Continue reading

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North American trade deal: labour rules should be legally enforceable

By Noe Torres MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Labour provisions in a new North American trade deal should be enforceable in Mexico, the head of the country’s Senate labour committee says, adding that lawmakers could pass new national labour rules in … Continue reading

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USA: Unions Did Great Things For The Working Class

Strengthening Unions could blunt inequality and wage stagnation. By Noah Smith 13th June 2018 From: Bloomberg Opinion Politically and economically, unions are sort of an odd duck. They aren’t part of the apparatus of the state, yet they depend crucially … Continue reading

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GMB ‘Hit Trick’ Of Wins Against Uber

December 19th, 2018 GMB Union celebrates ‘early Christmas present’ as Court upholds ruling that Uber drivers entitled to employment rights GMB, hailed a ‘hat trick’ of legal wins for Uber drivers after the Court of Appeal upheld upheld a ruling … Continue reading

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Help Fight The Hungarian ‘Slave Labour’ Law

On December 12th the Hungarian Parliament adopted the “Slave Law” which could require workers to do overtime work up to 400 hours a year. Further, the reference period is increased to 36 months. The law was passed without proper consultation … Continue reading

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