Category Archives: Campaign For Trade Union Freedom News

Government response to Taylor Review not the leap needed to end insecure work for millions

Responding to the government’s response to the Taylor Review on modern working practices, Unite general secretary Len McCuskey said: “This is a tiny step, but not the leap that is needed to ensure that millions of people in precarious work … Continue reading

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Russia: ITUC Denounces Court Decision To Dissolve Trade Union

The International Trade Union Confederation has denounced the decision of a local court in St Petersburg, Russia to dissolve a trade union on the grounds that it engaged in political activities. The decision to dissolve the Inter-regional Trade Union Workers’ … Continue reading

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Aussie Employers ‘Pleading’ To Stop Union Merger

Australian employers are pleading with the Australian Fair Work Commission to stop the merger tbetween the country’s construction and maritime unions over fears about its combined financial clout of almost 150 million Australian dollars a year – which would be … Continue reading

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EAT : Jet2.com v. Denby

Section 137 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Consolidation Act (TULRCA) 1992 makes it illegal for an employer to refuse someone a job because they are a trade union member. In Jet2.com Ltd v Denby the Employment Appeal Tribunal … Continue reading

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Employment tribunal cases rise following the ending of unlawful fees

From the Morning Star, January 2nd, 2018 The number of employment tribunal claims shot up in the months after fees were declared unlawful, the head of the conciliation service has revealed. Sir Brendan Barber, chairman of ACAS, said demand for … Continue reading

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SNP MP Challenges Taylor Report & Zero Hours Contracts

SNP MP and CTUF supporter Chris Stephens is to make a bid to outlaw zero hours contracts in the New Year. The Glasgow South West MP told CTUF earlier this week that he is to introduce a bill in the … Continue reading

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TUC Campaign On Working Time: Don’t let Johnson and Gove scrap our working time rights

Revelations in the media that Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have teamed up to begin an assault on workers rights have leaked out. The Prime Minister promised that employment rights would be protected  – but she needs to face down … Continue reading

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Mexico: A Grotesque Labour Reform Initiative

By Arturo Alcalde Justiniani, La Jornada, 9th December Just two days ago, labour reform initiatives were introduced in the Mexican Senate,  both to the Federal Labour Law and to the new body responsible for the registration of unions, collective agreements … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Taylor ‘Gig Workers’ Reforms Delayed – Areas For Consultation

Proposed reforms to employment rights for ‘gig workers’ proposed by Mathew Taylor in his report earlier this year have been delayed until 2018 – a sure sign that Brexit is sucking up much of Government time to deal with domestic … Continue reading

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Mexico sees EU trade deal done by end of December

Mexico and the European Union are working to wrap up negotiations on a new version of their 17-year-old trade deal by the end of the month, the Mexican economy ministry has said. The two sides have been in talks on … Continue reading

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