Category Archives: Publications & Websites

US Think Tank Positive On Union Rights And Collective Bargaining For US Workers – But Where Was Ed Balls?

By Tony Burke Much has been written last week on the “Report Of The Commission On Inclusive Prosperity” which was co-chaired by Lawrence H. Summers and our own shadow chancellor Ed Balls, which was convened by the Center for American … Continue reading

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European Commission TTIP textual proposals online

The European Commission has published a number of textual proposals for TTIP online including the following, please let us know any comments: Technical Barriers to Trade (TBTs) in TTIP Customs and Trade Facilitation in TTIP SMEs in TTIP Competition in TTIP – … Continue reading

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Letter to the Morning Star – New Trade Agreements

Your sub-editor did Star letter writer Phil Fletcher (31st December) no favours with the headline “only Greens realise TTIP spells disaster”.  Not only during 2014 have many trade unions, including Unite and the TUC, come out strongly in opposition to … Continue reading

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CTUF Are Hiring A Project Support Officer

The Campaign for Trade Union Freedom are advertising for a Project Support Officer to join our team. This is a great opportunity to contribute and support the Campaign and supporters for lobby of changes on anti trade union law and organise mass … Continue reading

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New report exposes umbrella company con-trick

Construction union UCATT have launched a new report into how thousands of construction workers are seeing cuts in their pay as a result of being forced to operate via umbrella companies. The report ‘The Umbrella Company Con Trick’ was written … Continue reading

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TTIP – MythBuster

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Book Review: Beyond Shareholder Value

By Adrian Weir The TUC has set out a four point campaign – ‘Respect At Work’ – on employment rights that it hopes will inform the debate in the run up to next year’s General Election. The four elements are: … Continue reading

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Kentucky Fired Workers

A woman trade union activist from Thailand faces the threat of legal action by the owners of fast food chains KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell owned by Yum! Brands. Her crime? She attended the first international fast food workers’ meeting … Continue reading

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Globalisation is taking its toll on workers rights

By Tony Burke According to a new report, the UK falls within the category of nations where people’s workplace rights are regularly violated workers rights. Last week, during its third World Congress, the International Trade Union Confederation published a damning … Continue reading

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Capital, Thomas Piketty and the role of Modern Collective Bargaining

By the TUC’s Tim Page I was privileged to be at the IPPR on Wednesday, to hear the French economist, Thomas Piketty, present on his book, ‘Capital in the Twenty First Century’. As IPPR Director Nick Pearce told the audience, this … Continue reading

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