Category Archives: Campaign For Trade Union Freedom News

CTUF – IER Fringe at Labour Conference

There has been an error regarding details of the CTUF- IER Fringe on Monday lunchtime (25th September) – the event has been omitted from the official printed fringe guide. We are trying to make sure the Fringe is included in … Continue reading

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John McDonnell statement read at CTUF – IER Fringe at the TUC

Brothers and Sisters, first of all apologies for not being with you tonight. I have had to return to London as I have a constituency engagement that has clashed with this meeting. We also have a heavy Parliamentary week ahead … Continue reading

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CTUF at Burnston School Strike Rally

Christine Blower and John Hendy QC representing Campaign For Trade Union Freedom at the Burnston School Strike Rally September 3rd.

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Consultation On Certification Officer’s Levy

The Government have opened consultation on a levy to be imposed on trade unions and employers organisations which gives the Certification Officer the power to impose a levy on trade unions and employers’ associations to recover the cost of oversight … Continue reading

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McDonald’s workers could strike for the first time in the UK

Workers at two McDonald’s outlets, in Cambridge and Crayford, London have voted to take industrial action over concerns about working conditions and the use of zero-hour contracts. They also are seeking a wage increase to at least £10 an hour … Continue reading

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Australia: Union Voice & NUW speed up merger talks

Hot on the heels of the proposed merger in Australia of the Construction and Energy Workers union with the Maritime Union and the Textile Workers union which employers, the Australian Government and the right wing media are attempting to stop … Continue reading

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Israeli High Court signals end of right to strike at state-owned enterprises

The High Court of Justice in Israel has issued a preliminary ruling that workers at state-owned enterprises can no longer strike against market reforms being undertaken by the government. The conditional order overturns an earlier judgement in support of the … Continue reading

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FURTHER UPDATE: Aussie Bosses & Prime Minister Try To Block Union Merger

Australian mining, oil and gas employers, backed by the Australian Government are to try to block a union merger which would create a 120,000 strong union. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will try to block the merger between the Construction, Forestry, … Continue reading

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Unite secures landmark holiday pay ruling

Unite has today (Monday 31 July) called on employers to urgently get their ‘house in order’ over holiday pay after it secured a landmark legal victory meaning employers must now include voluntary overtime in holiday pay calculations. Today’s decision by … Continue reading

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ISDS Court Deals Blow To Argentinian Airline Nationalisation

The Campaign For Trade Union Freedom has long warned of the Investor State Dispute Settlement clauses in the new generation of trade deals including trade deals under negotiation. Now one of the most astonishing rulings made by a secret ISDS … Continue reading

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