Category Archives: International Employment Rights

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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CSEU Debates Trade & ISDS Courts

Adrian Weir spoke at the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions Conference in Southport this week on the key issue of Free Trade Agreements andInvestor State Dispute Settlement The election of President Trump has meant that TTIP has gone in … Continue reading

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CTUF At Tolpuddle – This Weekend!

The CTUF/IER fringe will take place again this coming weekend on Friday evening at the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival. Speakers  awill include Prof Keith Ewing IER/CTUF; Christine Blower Workplace 2020; Jo Galazka Unite Regional Officer; and, Ben Chacko, Editor of the … Continue reading

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French Unions Gear Up For Fight With Macron Over Labour Laws

By Tony Burke French unions lead by the CGT and the new government of  Emmanuel Macron the new French President are to use the traditionally long summer holidays  to set out the ground for a battle over French employment rights. … Continue reading

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Greenpeace Leaks Secret EU – JEFTA Trade Deal Info

From Greenpeace media release. Thanks to Ben Davis at United Steelworkers. Greenpeace Netherlands has released 205 pages of previously undisclosed chapters from secret talks for an EU-Japan trade agreement (known as JEFTA). Greater public access to JEFTA negotiating documents is … Continue reading

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Canadian unions celebrate repeal of anti-union legislation

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 Canada’s unions are celebrating the adoption of Bill C-4, legislation that repeals the former Conservative government’s controversial anti-union Bills  C-377 and C-525. “Our affiliates and labour activists across the country have organized and campaigned against these … Continue reading

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ILO Convention 98 ratified: Canadain unions urge government to promote collective bargaining rights at home and abroad

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 Canada’s unions are celebrating the ratification of the International Labour Organization’s Convention 98, ‘The Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949′. The Convention reinforces the right to collective bargaining and protects all workers from anti-union … Continue reading

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China is repurposing TPP to build an even bigger and more secretive trade deal

By Tony Burke The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was dubbed ‘the biggest trade deal you have never heard of’ because it was being negotiated behind closed doors with little public information available. Covering twelve ‘Pacific Rim’ countries, trade unions in the … 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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