Category Archives: International Employment Rights

Australia: Sydney train strike ruled out by Fair Work Commission

By Barry Camfield In an outrageous move, the so-called ‘Fair Work Commission’ in Australia has effectively banned strike action in complete breach of ILO Convention 87. C87 guarantees ‘Freedom of Association’, which provides for the right to strike. Indeed, the … Continue reading

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Russia: ITUC Denounces Court Decision To Dissolve Trade Union

The International Trade Union Confederation has denounced the decision of a local court in St Petersburg, Russia to dissolve a trade union on the grounds that it engaged in political activities. The decision to dissolve the Inter-regional Trade Union Workers’ … Continue reading

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Aussie Employers ‘Pleading’ To Stop Union Merger

Australian employers are pleading with the Australian Fair Work Commission to stop the merger tbetween the country’s construction and maritime unions over fears about its combined financial clout of almost 150 million Australian dollars a year – which would be … Continue reading

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EAT : Jet2.com v. Denby

Section 137 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Consolidation Act (TULRCA) 1992 makes it illegal for an employer to refuse someone a job because they are a trade union member. In Jet2.com Ltd v Denby the Employment Appeal Tribunal … Continue reading

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Steelworkers Statement On South Korea Trade Deal And Union Busting

The United Steelworkers released the following statement in January 4th as the United States and South Korea prepare to meet to discuss the renegotiation of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). “The United Steelworkers condemns the recent anti-worker actions by the South Korean government … Continue reading

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Samsung & McDonald’s among multinationals that flout human rights

The right to join a trade union and the right to collective bargaining are basic, human rights recognised by the UN International Labour Organisation. Yet many well-known multi-national companies do not recognise trade unions, and do not negotiate with trade … Continue reading

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TUC Campaign On Working Time: Don’t let Johnson and Gove scrap our working time rights

Revelations in the media that Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have teamed up to begin an assault on workers rights have leaked out. The Prime Minister promised that employment rights would be protected  – but she needs to face down … Continue reading

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Mexico: A Grotesque Labour Reform Initiative

By Arturo Alcalde Justiniani, La Jornada, 9th December Just two days ago, labour reform initiatives were introduced in the Mexican Senate,  both to the Federal Labour Law and to the new body responsible for the registration of unions, collective agreements … Continue reading

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ITUC Suspends Right Wing Yellow Unions

The General Council of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has voted to suspend the membership of the Mexican ‘yellow’ union Confederation of Mexican Workers (CTM) – who were recently implicated in the murder of two activists of the Los … Continue reading

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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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