Category Archives: Campaign For Trade Union Freedom News

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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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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Beyond parliamentary politics: why trade unions and social movements are key to a Labour victory

By Adrian Weir, Campaign for Trade Union Freedom In this blog I will make three clearly inter-related points (i) the union link with Labour is good for the left (ii) that the link allows the unions’ extra-parliamentary work to permeate … Continue reading

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TiSA Trade Deal – A Serious Threat To Workers Rights

By Rosa Crawford, Policy Officer, TUC EU and International Relations The trade in service agreement (TiSA) might sound like something technical but don’t be fooled, it poses serious threats to workers’ rights, our public services and sovereignty. TiSA is a … Continue reading

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New Spanish President To Repeal Anti Union Picketing Laws

From John Hendy QC Published below is Communiqué of the International Commission in Defense of the 300 prosecuted in Defense of the 300 workers prosecuted for going on strike in Spain, and for the repeal of Article 315.3 of the … Continue reading

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