Category Archives: Campaign For Trade Union Freedom News

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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CTUF – IER Rally at the Durham Miners Gala by Lorraine Mannion

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Step forward for workers’ rights as ILO clamps down on violence and harassment

By Tony Burke, Chair of the Campaign For Trade Union Freedom The decision of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to create new labour standards which address violence and harassment in the workplace has been welcomed by trade unions and human rights … Continue reading

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How the ministry of labour will defeat neo-liberalism

Today workplaces are hostile environments – but Labour’s new ministry by and for workers will change all that, Laura Pidcock told the Arise festival of left ideas. The work of the Institute of Employment Rights (IER) over the last three … Continue reading

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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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