Category Archives: Campaign For Trade Union Freedom News

A ban on zero-hours contracts – a massive victory for Irish unions

By Matt Creagh TUC Policy Officer This week, following sustained union campaigning, Irish legislation came into force which bans zero-hours contracts and secures other key rights for workers in insecure employment.  This is ground-breaking, and gives added impetus to the … Continue reading

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ESSO/UGLy Dispute – Longford, Australia Reaches 700 Days

The dispute in Longford Australia at Esso/Ugly has reached a marathon 700 days on our picket line as we fight back against Exxon Mobil & UGL/CIMIC’s blatant attack on their workers & workers families. By use of a sham collective … Continue reading

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Holiday Inn Group Reported To UN For Anti Union Behaviour

Holiday Inn owner, IHG reported to United Nations Global Compact for ‘unethical’ anti-trade union behaviour Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, has lodged a formal complaint to the United Nations Global Compact today (Wednesday 1 May) over the ‘unethical’ … Continue reading

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Mexico: Senate Passes New Labour Laws

Thanks to Ben Davis of the United Steelworkers Mexico’s Senate approved the first changes to the country’s labour laws, a move that U.S. Democrats made as a pre-condition for debating a successor to the NAFTA trade agreement. The Senate voted … Continue reading

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Mexican Unions Form New Movement To Fight Yellow Unions

Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, President of Mexico’s biggest trade union Los Mineros (the mining, metals and manufacturing union) who is also a Senator in the new left lead Mexican Government has called on Mexico’s independent trade unions and labour organisations to join in … Continue reading

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CTUF – IER At Tolpuddle

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CTUF – IER At Durham Miners – Eve Of Gala Rally.

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Bernie Sanders To Ban Anti-Union Laws

US senator Bernie Sanders, who says he intends to run the first ‘unionised presidential campaign in history’, has announced that if elected he will enact legislation to ban the USA’s right to work laws. “When billionaires like the Koch brothers … 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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