Category Archives: Campaign For Trade Union Freedom News

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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‘Level Playing Field’ Workers Rights Johnson Wants To Get Rid Of

It came to light this week that Boris Johnson has instructed his ‘sherpa’ David Frost (a regular user of the Eurostar to Brussels)  to demand that any deal on withdrawal agreement from the EU unravels the ‘level playing field’ clauses agreed … Continue reading

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U.S. gig economy giants told: “Just pay your damn workers”.

A bill in California’s Legislature could force gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft to treat their drivers as employees – instead of independent contractors. The bill (Assembly Bill 5) could give their drivers proper employment status, but Uber … Continue reading

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Campaigning For Free Trade Unions

By Andy Green, National Secretary Campaign For Trade Union Freedom Recently in the Morning Star FBU General Secretary Matt Wrack responded to an earlier piece in the paper penned by myself in which I was critical of the newly launched … Continue reading

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Qatar: Migrant Workers Strike Over Work Conditions

From Human Rights Watch Hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar went on strike this week to protest what they say are poor working conditions, unpaid and delayed wages, and threats of reduced wages. Despite introducing some labour reforms over the past year, … Continue reading

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Rebuffing The Pretences Of The Alliance for Workers’ Liberty

First published in the Morning Star July 26th. Labour’s ‘For the Many, Not the Few’ manifesto contains a 20-point labour rights reform programme. Andy Green looks at the recent intervention in the debate by a miniscule political sectlet. Readers of … Continue reading

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