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CTUF Response To Taylor Review On Zero Hours

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Brexit Rights Bonfire? Poll Shows Bosses Want Workers Rights Too.

By Ryan Fletcher, May 4th, 2017 From UniteLive. A majority of employers do not want a “Brexit bonfire” of employment rights and are in favour of parental leave, working time regulations and the minimum wage, a major new survey has … Continue reading

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LABOUR’S WORKERS CHARTER

LABOUR’S WORKERS CHARTER Give all workers equal rights from day one, whether part-time or full-time, temporary or permanent – so that all workers have the same rights and protections whatever kind of job they have. Ban zero hours contracts – … Continue reading

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Taylor Review To Propose Pay Boost For Zero Hours?

The Government review which is looking at “if employment regulation and practices are keeping pace with the changing world of work” lead by Matthew Taylor, Tony Blair’s former head of policy could propose that employers pay a ‘premium wage’ on … Continue reading

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China is repurposing TPP to build an even bigger and more secretive trade deal

By Tony Burke The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was dubbed ‘the biggest trade deal you have never heard of’ because it was being negotiated behind closed doors with little public information available. Covering twelve ‘Pacific Rim’ countries, trade unions in the … Continue reading

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JEFTA – The Trade Deal You May Not Have Not Heard Of

By Tony Burke With Donald Trump sinking the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) and with the EU – US Trade Deal (TTIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) seemingly on ice – and the Brexit bound UK government talking trade … Continue reading

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Speech By Sally McManus General Secretary Of The ACTU On Employment Rights

Sent in by Barry Camfield Good afternoon, it’s a pleasure to be with you today. I want to pay my respects to the Ngunnawal people and their elders past and present. I would also like to acknowledge the members of … Continue reading

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Another Corporate Atttack Is Looming

By Adrian Weir After US President Donald Trump killed off the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and put the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on hold, can the coalition standing against the corporate power grab stand easy? Beyond Trump’s trade representative … Continue reading

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McCluskey calls for government to make good on promise to protect workers in Brexit

Theresa May should bring forth immediate proposals to show that she will honour her pledge to protect workers’ rights once the UK leaves the European Union.  In doing so, workers concerned that their protections will be attacked by a Conservative … Continue reading

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TUC Response To EU Proposals For Multilateral Investment Court

The TUC has responded to the European Commission’s consultation on proposals for a multilateral court for investment agreements.  The TUC submission states that this proposal should be rejected due to the fact it would undermine domestic legal systems and pose significant … Continue reading

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