Category Archives: International Employment Rights

USA: Missouri becomes the first state to vote to reject “right to work”

Missouri voters overwhelmingly threw out a right-to-work bill, on August 7th – becoming the the first-ever state to reject a right-to-work law. Right-to-work laws stop unions from collecting compulsory subscriptions in private-sector workplaces where they represent the workers. The Trump administration … 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 Communiqué 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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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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CTUF – IER at the Durham Miners Gala

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Home Office rules mean immigrants can’t go on strike without risking deportation. Post-Brexit – this will include EU workers

By Sally Hunt and John McDonnell Migrant workers contribute to our economy and should be able to join their colleagues in defending their employment rights. The recent wave of pension strikes at UK universities was the biggest action the sector … Continue reading

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France: Rail Unions At War With Macron Over Employment Rights Reforms

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Mexican Senate bill could undermine new NAFTA standards

Sent in by Ben Davis of the United Steelworkers From Inside Trade, March 27, 2018 Mexico’s ruling party, the Partido Revolucionario Institucional, last week pitched a proposal that would implement the country’s constitutional labor reforms passed last year in a … Continue reading

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Congratulations To Ged Kearney

From Barry Camfield in Australia : An example of a progressive woman trade unionist winning a parliamentary seat, in a seat called “Batman”, with a commitment to fight for unions and workers interests. A by-election for the Australian House of … Continue reading

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TiSA: when everything is a service, a ‘Trade in Services Agreement’ affects everyone

From the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations Since 2013, a conclave of governments calling themselves ‘The Really Good Friends of Services’, has been negotiating a secretive ‘Trade in Services Agreement’ (TiSA) that … Continue reading

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