Category Archives: Campaign For Trade Union Freedom News

No Safety Without The Unions

The government has now released its own ‘guidances’ for a return to work by stealth — cutting workers’ representation out of the picture, writes Professor Keith Ewing, President of the Campaign For Trade Union Freedom Last week the gloves came … Continue reading

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When is it right to stop the job?

We know the law is no friend of workers, so how can we ensure health and safety in the workplace amid desperate times for many? Carolyn Jones recommends an expert panel discussion that will help workers and their reps get … Continue reading

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When Is It Right To Stop The Job. CTUF On-line event – registering now!

Places going fast! So register today at https://tinyurl.com/y7gmmrnb Campaign For Trade Union Freedom on-line Zoom event for trade unionists: ‘When Is It Right To Stop The Job?’ May 18th at 6.00pm to 7.30pm. See flyer for speakers.

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TUC: Employment Rights After Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the underlying weakness of the UK’s employment laws and we can expect there will be demands from employers for ‘more flexibility’ or attempts to weaken the already weak employment laws. European and global trade unions … Continue reading

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Spanish court orders Ryanair to reinstate 224 dismissed workers

Employees dismissed after four hubs slated for closure – Reuter’s report Spain’s High Court has ordered Ryanair  to reinstate 224 workers collectively dismissed from four bases in the country, saying the reasons given by the airline for seeking to close the … Continue reading

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UK-US trade talks postponed indefinitely

Below is a summary of a Daily Telegraph article not widely reported on – but it is a big blow to Johnson’s hare brained plans to drive through a trade deal with the EU and the US at the same time, something … Continue reading

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Covid-19 : No going back to ‘business as usual’.

Statement From the Campaign For Trade Union Freedom and the Institute Of Employment Rights : After Covid-19 No Going Back To Business As Usual The Corona virus pandemic has demonstrated the need to revolutionise the protection of workers for the future. … Continue reading

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After Years Of Union Campaigning – Swedish Derogation Ends Today

The ‘Swedish Derogation’ which has been used by employers to exploit agency workers ends today. Employers will no longer be able to pay long-term agency workers less than their colleagues. It is estimated that around 120,000 workers are currently affected by the misuse … Continue reading

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Employers staying open must guarantee safe working conditions  says HSE, CBI and TUC in joint statement 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), CBI and TUC have today issued an unprecedented joint call for employers to ensure safe working conditions during the coronavirus outbreak. The statement says that if companies remain open they must take practical steps to minimise the threat of workers being exposed to the virus wherever possible – including enabling social … Continue reading

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Note on relevant H&S laws for workers working during coronavirus crisis.

A note on some of the relevant health and safety law for workers working during the coronavirus crisis. By Lord John Hendy QC  The evidence is becoming overwhelming that many employers not involved in essential work have been insisting on … Continue reading

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