Category Archives: International Employment Rights

An open letter in support of Labour’s much needed Employment Law reforms.

The Labour Party is the only party with a transformative plan to create jobs that offer security, fair pay and dignity at work, as well as an economy that works for the many Britian’s labour laws are in desperate need … Continue reading

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Aussie unions thank global unions and crossbenchers for defeating union busting bill

By Tony Burke, Chair Campaign For Trade Union Freedom Australian trade unionists hailed a “victory for ordinary workers” yesterday following the shock defeat of a Bill which would have allowed applications to deregister a union or sack union officials. The Ensuring … Continue reading

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The system is rigged against working people – this election we can put it right

By Tony Burke, Chair of the Campaign For Trade Union Freedom The system is rigged against working people. This was shown very clearly recently when Asda threatened to sack workers who did not agree to a new contract. The new contract … Continue reading

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ILO Conventions 87 & 98 Brazil – The Rise of Right Wing Populism

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ILO Conventions 87 & 98 Mexico – A New Dawn For Independent Unions?

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Don’t Be Fooled – Workers’ Rights Will Suffer Outside The EU

By Nicola Countouris and Keith Ewing First published on the UK Labour Law Blog, 28th October 2019, and is available at https://wordpress.com/view/uklabourlawblog.com. In a remarkable article – Don’t be fooled – the EU is no defender of workers’ rights – The Guardian’s economics editor … Continue reading

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McDonald’s workers announce ‘biggest ever’ strike – how you can help!

McDonald’s workers have warned bosses that they are planning to launch the biggest wave of fast food strikes the UK has ever seen. It is reported that six London branches of McDonald’s had been given notice by members of the … Continue reading

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Employment Law Specialists Thompsons Solicitors Respond To The Government’s Revised Brexit Proposals

“The Conservative Government Has Completely Whitewashed Workers’ Rights From Its Revised Stance On Brexit.” “This isn’t a case of protection for workers being pushed to the bottom of the pile – it’s a case of them being ignored altogether. “In … Continue reading

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U.S. gig economy giants told: “Just pay your damn workers”.

A bill in California’s Legislature could force gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft to treat their drivers as employees – instead of independent contractors. The bill (Assembly Bill 5) could give their drivers proper employment status, but Uber … Continue reading

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Qatar: Migrant Workers Strike Over Work Conditions

From Human Rights Watch Hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar went on strike this week to protest what they say are poor working conditions, unpaid and delayed wages, and threats of reduced wages. Despite introducing some labour reforms over the past year, … Continue reading

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