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Labour demands stronger workers’ rights as we leave the EU, Corbyn tells UN

The Labour Party wants to secure stronger rights for UK workers and communities as we leave the EU, Jeremy Corbyn will tell UN chiefs in Geneva today. Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, is in Geneva to meet the … Continue reading

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PCS wins £3million check-off compensation

PCS has achieved a major victory over the government as the High Court has ruled that ministers acted illegally by withdrawing check-off, the decades-old practice of collecting members’ union subscriptions directly from their pay packet. The union has won £3 … Continue reading

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Why giving ‘gig’ workers rights isn’t as radical as politicians think it is

We could turn our country from one of the most unequal in Europe to one that offers decent pay and and quality jobs. This article was written by John Hendy QC, Professor Keith Ewing and Carolyn Jones. The past couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Bank of England Chief Says Weaking Unions Is Behind ‘Pay Stagnation’

12th October Andrew Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England, (who is lined up to chair the Government’s Industrial Strategy Council) has said the decline of trade unionism as a key reason for the stagnation in real wages over … Continue reading

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Mexican Senate Approves Freedom Of Association Agreement

USW’s Ben Davis sent this news report to us on September 20th The plenary session of the Mexican Senate unanimously ratified the Convention 98 of the International Labor Organization on freedom of association. The document establishes that workers must be … Continue reading

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IER-CTUF At The Labour Party Conference

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Mexico’s President-Elect Prepares Labor Overhaul to Empower Workers

No more secret agreements between union bosses and employers, future labor minister says By Juan Montes, The Wall Street Journal, September 11th Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador is preparing legislation to overhaul the country’s collective-bargaining system to improve wages … Continue reading

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Collective Agreements: Extending Labour Protection

This new volume published in July 2018 examines the extension of collective agreements and its use as a policy tool to expand the coverage of labour protection, and shore up collective bargaining. At a time when inequality is on the … Continue reading

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CTUF – IER Fringe Meeting At The TUC

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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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