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ILO Conventions 87 & 98 Mexico – A New Dawn For Independent Unions?

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Australia: Big union merger will shift Labor to the left

By Ben Schneiders,  Sydney Morning Herald November 9, 2019  Thanks to Ben Davis of the USW. The two unions that have been most active in bringing attention to the epidemic of wage theft in Australia will merge on Monday to … Continue reading

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Support McDonald’s Workers On Strike!

McDonald’s workers are going on strike! On Tuesday workers from six south London stores are striking for £15 an hour, guaranteed hours and a union. The McStrikers will deliver an open letter for party leaders to No. 10 Downing Street … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Fooled – Workers’ Rights Will Suffer Outside The EU

By Nicola Countouris and Keith Ewing First published on the UK Labour Law Blog, 28th October 2019, and is available at https://wordpress.com/view/uklabourlawblog.com. In a remarkable article – Don’t be fooled – the EU is no defender of workers’ rights – The Guardian’s economics editor … Continue reading

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McDonald’s workers announce ‘biggest ever’ strike – how you can help!

McDonald’s workers have warned bosses that they are planning to launch the biggest wave of fast food strikes the UK has ever seen. It is reported that six London branches of McDonald’s had been given notice by members of the … Continue reading

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Brexit and Workers’ Rights – Free Download

By Professors Nicola Countouris & Keith Ewing Now, on the brink of the third deadline for a Brexit deal, two leading UK academics consider the possible implications of a ‘no-deal Brexit’ for UK workers’ rights. They conclude that the process … Continue reading

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European Collective Bargaining – IndustriALL Europe’s Campaign

IndustriAll Europe’s collective bargaining campaign is  focussing on the stories of ordinary workers and the concrete successes that are achieved through collective bargaining. Targeted information campaigns will be organised by affiliated unions featuring videos and data-based information material to highlight … Continue reading

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CWU members cheer as 97.1% strike vote announced

From the Communication Workers Union Hundreds of CWU reps waved their union flags and cheered as the “historic” Royal Mail ballot result was announced after a national reps’ briefing in central London earlier today. In one of the largest ‘Yes’ … Continue reading

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Employment Law Specialists Thompsons Solicitors Respond To The Government’s Revised Brexit Proposals

“The Conservative Government Has Completely Whitewashed Workers’ Rights From Its Revised Stance On Brexit.” “This isn’t a case of protection for workers being pushed to the bottom of the pile – it’s a case of them being ignored altogether. “In … Continue reading

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IndustriALL Europe Launch European Campaign For Collective Bargaining.

By Tony Burke, Chair of the Campaign For Trade Union Freedom The giant European trade union federation IndustriAll Europe, which covers seven million manufacturing,  mining and energy workers has today launched a campaign which aims to demonstrate the positive impact … Continue reading

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