Category Archives: Campaign For Trade Union Freedom News

Employment Law Specialists Thompsons Solicitors Respond To The Government’s Revised Brexit Proposals

“The Conservative Government Has Completely Whitewashed Workers’ Rights From Its Revised Stance On Brexit.” “This isn’t a case of protection for workers being pushed to the bottom of the pile – it’s a case of them being ignored altogether. “In … Continue reading

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IndustriALL Europe Launch European Campaign For Collective Bargaining.

By Tony Burke, Chair of the Campaign For Trade Union Freedom The giant European trade union federation IndustriAll Europe, which covers seven million manufacturing,  mining and energy workers has today launched a campaign which aims to demonstrate the positive impact … Continue reading

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‘Level Playing Field’ Workers Rights Johnson Wants To Get Rid Of

It came to light this week that Boris Johnson has instructed his ‘sherpa’ David Frost (a regular user of the Eurostar to Brussels)  to demand that any deal on withdrawal agreement from the EU unravels the ‘level playing field’ clauses agreed … Continue reading

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U.S. gig economy giants told: “Just pay your damn workers”.

A bill in California’s Legislature could force gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft to treat their drivers as employees – instead of independent contractors. The bill (Assembly Bill 5) could give their drivers proper employment status, but Uber … Continue reading

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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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