Category Archives: International Employment Rights

TUC: Union ‘advisory group’ no substitute for proper engagement with unions and employers

Commenting on the creation by the Government of a new ‘trade union advisory group’, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is a step in the right direction. But alongside this, the government has excluded unions from the trade advisory groups which are … Continue reading

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US Unions File UN Complaint Accusing Trump Administration of ‘Outrageous’ Violations of Workers’ Rights

Unions in the USA have filed a complaint with the United Nations’ labour agency, making the case that under the Trump administration, the USA has violated numerous international labour laws during the coronavirus pandemic. The AFL-CIO and the Service Employees … Continue reading

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Volkswagen to compensate workers over Brazil torture

German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) says it will pay $6.4m (£5m) in compensation to former workers at a Brazilian factory who sued the company for collaborating with the country’s military during the 1964 – 1985 dictatorship. Workers and their families sued … Continue reading

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India: Government Passes Codes For Protection Of Employers

By Gautam Mody, General Secretary, New Trade Union Initiative September 25th, 2020 In a matter of three or four hours of parliamentary time, labour rights won by workers over a century and a half were wiped away and replaced by … Continue reading

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