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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 AndrĂ©s Manuel LĂłpez Obrador is preparing legislation to overhaul the country’s 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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CTUF – IER Fringe Meeting At The TUC

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Beyond parliamentary politics: why trade unions and social movements are key to a Labour victory

By Adrian Weir, Campaign for Trade Union Freedom In this blog I will make three clearly inter-related points (i) the union link with Labour is good for the left (ii) that the link allows the unions’ extra-parliamentary work to permeate … Continue reading

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TiSA Trade Deal – A Serious Threat To Workers Rights

By Rosa Crawford, Policy Officer, TUC EU and International Relations The trade in service agreement (TiSA) might sound like something technical but don’t be fooled, it poses serious threats to workers’ rights, our public services and sovereignty. TiSA is a … Continue reading

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New Spanish President To Repeal Anti Union Picketing Laws

From John Hendy QC Published below is CommuniquĂ© of the International Commission in Defense of the 300 prosecuted in Defense of the 300 workers prosecuted for going on strike in Spain, and for the repeal of Article 315.3 of the … Continue reading

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Tribunal finds that Ritzy union reps were unfairly dismissed

The Employment Tribunals have ruled that union representatives at Picturehouse’s Ritzy cinema were unfairly dismissed in June 2017. The unanimous finding of unfair dismissal, which applies to two of the three applicants, vindicates the decision to bring the complaints which … Continue reading

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Mexico: The Labor Challenges

Arturro Alcalde Justiniani, La Jornada, July 7th 2018 The new composition of the Congress of the Union creates and  opportunity to have better laws in all areas and issues of the pending agenda. One of them, which is fundamental for … Continue reading

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Legal Attack On Belgium Union ABVV

From IndustriALL Europe A recent ruling by a court in Antwerp, Belgium against regional leaders of the Belgian Trade Union FGTB/ABVV is now part of a wider tendency to criminalise trade union action. This is a worrying trend that threatens … Continue reading

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Aussie Unions Campaign For A Living Wage

CTUF’s Australian Correspondent Barry Camfield sent us this from Australian Congress of Trade Union’s Secretary Sally McManus. “I’m just back from the Fair Work Commission, where they decide whether 2.3 million Australians will get a pay rise, and if so, … Continue reading

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