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Mexican Unions Form New Movement To Fight Yellow Unions

Napole√≥n G√≥mez 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 ‚Äėunionised presidential campaign in history‚Äô, has announced that if elected he will enact legislation to ban the USA‚Äôs right to work laws. ‚ÄúWhen 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‚Äô union subscriptions directly from their pay packet. The union has won ¬£3 … Continue reading

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Why giving ‚Äėgig‚Äô workers rights isn‚Äôt 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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Bank of England Chief Says Weaking Unions Is Behind ‘Pay Stagnation’

12th October Andrew Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England, (who is lined up to chair the Government’s Industrial Strategy Council) has said the decline of trade unionism as a key reason for the stagnation in real wages over … Continue reading

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IER-CTUF At The Labour Party Conference

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Mexico’s President-Elect Prepares Labor Overhaul to Empower Workers

No more secret agreements between union bosses and employers, future labor minister says By Juan Montes, The Wall Street Journal, September 11th Mexican President-elect Andr√©s Manuel L√≥pez Obrador is preparing legislation to overhaul the country‚Äôs collective-bargaining system to improve wages … Continue reading

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Collective Agreements: Extending Labour Protection

This new volume published in July 2018 examines the extension of collective agreements and its use as a policy tool to expand the coverage of labour protection, and shore up collective bargaining. At a time when inequality is on the … Continue reading

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