Category Archives: International Employment Rights

Two Strikers Assassinated In Mexico

Press release from the National Union of Mine, Metal, Steel & Related Workers of the Mexican Republic (aka Los Mineros) Armed group from CTM (Confederation of Mexican Workers)  attacks striking mineworkers at the Media Luna mine in Azcala, Guerrero; two … Continue reading

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Uber Loses Employment Rights Appeal

Uber the controversial the ride hailing app company has lost its appeal on the employments rights of its drivers, the GMB union has said. The company was appealed against a previous decision by an Employment Tribunal that its drivers were … Continue reading

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Aussie Cops Raid On Union: Workers Uniting Statement

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Aussie Cops Raid Union Offices – Sink To ‘New Low’

From Barry Camfield in Australia The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) is the Australia’s oldest and largest blue-collar trade union representing over 100,000 working men and women and their families. On Tuesday 24th October 2017, the offices of the AWU were … Continue reading

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Mexican Presidential Candidate Says He Will End Persecution Of Union Leaders

Below is a translation of an article from La Jornada Zacatecas (October 16th) reporting on a speech from Mexican presidential candidate AndrĂ©s Manuel LĂłpez Obrador in support of NapoleĂłn GĂłmez and Los Mineros. LĂłpez Obrador visited Sombrerete, Miguel Auza and … Continue reading

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Australia: Union Voice & NUW speed up merger talks

Hot on the heels of the proposed merger in Australia of the Construction and Energy Workers union with the Maritime Union and the Textile Workers union which employers, the Australian Government and the right wing media are attempting to stop … Continue reading

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Israeli High Court signals end of right to strike at state-owned enterprises

The High Court of Justice in Israel has issued a preliminary ruling that workers at state-owned enterprises can no longer strike against market reforms being undertaken by the government. The conditional order overturns an earlier judgement in support of the … Continue reading

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FURTHER UPDATE: Aussie Bosses & Prime Minister Try To Block Union Merger

Australian mining, oil and gas employers, backed by the Australian Government are to try to block a union merger which would create a 120,000 strong union. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will try to block the merger between the Construction, Forestry, … Continue reading

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CTUF At Tolpuddle

The CTUF Fringe Meeting held at Tolpuddle attracted a full house with speakers reporting that festival goers spilled outside of the marquee for the duration of the fringe. Speakers this year included Professor Keith Ewing who is the President of … Continue reading

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US Unions Face Further Power Shift To Right Under Trump

A fascinating article has appeared on The Hill website setting out Donald Trump’s latest attempt to shift the National Labour Relations Board further to the right. Although he portayed himself a friend of working people Trump, no matter how hobbled … Continue reading

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