Category Archives: European Employment Rights

Brexit Rights Bonfire? Poll Shows Bosses Want Workers Rights Too.

By Ryan Fletcher, May 4th, 2017 From UniteLive. A majority of employers do not want a “Brexit bonfire” of employment rights and are in favour of parental leave, working time regulations and the minimum wage, a major new survey has … Continue reading

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JEFTA – The Trade Deal You May Not Have Not Heard Of

By Tony Burke With Donald Trump sinking the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) and with the EU – US Trade Deal (TTIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) seemingly on ice – and the Brexit bound UK government talking trade … Continue reading

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Another Corporate Atttack Is Looming

By Adrian Weir After US President Donald Trump killed off the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and put the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on hold, can the coalition standing against the corporate power grab stand easy? Beyond Trump’s trade representative … Continue reading

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McCluskey calls for government to make good on promise to protect workers in Brexit

Theresa May should bring forth immediate proposals to show that she will honour her pledge to protect workers’ rights once the UK leaves the European Union.  In doing so, workers concerned that their protections will be attacked by a Conservative … Continue reading

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TUC Response To EU Proposals For Multilateral Investment Court

The TUC has responded to the European Commission’s consultation on proposals for a multilateral court for investment agreements.  The TUC submission states that this proposal should be rejected due to the fact it would undermine domestic legal systems and pose significant … Continue reading

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UN Rights Expert: “Fundamental Right To Strike Must Be Preserved”

GENEVA (9th March 2017) – Further to the Human Rights Council side event on freedoms of association and of peaceful assembly in the workplace which took place on Monday 6th March, and on the occasion of a key meeting of … Continue reading

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Unfair EU-Canada Trade Deal – Wrong Response To Trump

by Pia Eberhardt Ahead of next week’s Ceta vote in the European Parliament, its proponents are touting the EU-Canada agreement as “the most progressive trade deal ever”. They claim Ceta will be a blueprint for a fair, social and environmentally-friendly … Continue reading

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Leaving The ECJ: What Will It Mean?

It’s not possible for the Tories to both protect workers’ rights and satisfy their red line demand that the European Court of Justice should have no legal effect in Britain, writes Professor Keith Ewing, president of the Campaign For Trade … Continue reading

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Brexit White Paper Leaves Questions On Workers’ Rights

Commenting on the white paper published this week on the government’s Brexit strategy, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The white paper tells us little we did not already know, and still leaves working people exposed to risks to their … Continue reading

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Statement by CTUF on Donald Trump & Free Trade Agreements

Donald Trump pulled the plug on the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal last week – with apparently the rather elderly North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade … Continue reading

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