Category Archives: Campaign For Trade Union Freedom News

Spanish court orders Ryanair to reinstate 224 dismissed workers

Employees dismissed after four hubs slated for closure – Reuter’s report Spain’s High Court has ordered Ryanair  to reinstate 224 workers collectively dismissed from four bases in the country, saying the reasons given by the airline for seeking to close the … Continue reading

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UK-US trade talks postponed indefinitely

Below is a summary of a Daily Telegraph article not widely reported on – but it is a big blow to Johnson’s hare brained plans to drive through a trade deal with the EU and the US at the same time, something … Continue reading

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Covid-19 : No going back to ‘business as usual’.

Statement From the Campaign For Trade Union Freedom and the Institute Of Employment Rights : After Covid-19 No Going Back To Business As Usual The Corona virus pandemic has demonstrated the need to revolutionise the protection of workers for the future. … Continue reading

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After Years Of Union Campaigning – Swedish Derogation Ends Today

The ‘Swedish Derogation’ which has been used by employers to exploit agency workers ends today. Employers will no longer be able to pay long-term agency workers less than their colleagues. It is estimated that around 120,000 workers are currently affected by the misuse … Continue reading

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Employers staying open must guarantee safe working conditions  says HSE, CBI and TUC in joint statement 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), CBI and TUC have today issued an unprecedented joint call for employers to ensure safe working conditions during the coronavirus outbreak. The statement says that if companies remain open they must take practical steps to minimise the threat of workers being exposed to the virus wherever possible – including enabling social … Continue reading

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Note on relevant H&S laws for workers working during coronavirus crisis.

A note on some of the relevant health and safety law for workers working during the coronavirus crisis. By Lord John Hendy QC  The evidence is becoming overwhelming that many employers not involved in essential work have been insisting on … Continue reading

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Prof. Keith Ewing On The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

By K D Ewing, Institute of Employment Rights The government’s recently announced Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was met with widespread approval.   According to the government website, ‘all UK employers with a PAYE scheme will be able to access support to … Continue reading

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Neo-liberalism and deregulation have exposed the population to virus

By Adrian Weir, Assistant Secretary, Campaign for Trade Union Freedom “Neo-liberalism and the de-regulation of the labour market have dangerously exposed the whole population to the #COVID-19 virus” – Adrian Weir Are we to be undone in our hour of … Continue reading

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Government must extend wage assistance to help construction’s million plus bogus self-employed

Unite, the UK’s construction union, is calling on the government to extend its wage support scheme announced last on 20th March, to protect the million plus workers trapped in bogus self-employment in the building industry, during the coronavirus crisis. Unite … Continue reading

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McCluskey: Chancellor’s Measures ‘Historic, Bold And Very Much Necessary’

Following the announcement on March 20th by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak of measures to direct state money to millions of UK workers in order to fend off economic collapse, the leader of Unite the union has described the measures as ‘historic, bold … Continue reading

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