Category Archives: UK Employment Rights

Labour demands answers on Truss human & workers rights ‘simplifications’

Labour’s Shadow International Trade Secretary, Emily Thornberry MP, responding to the Government’s consultation paper on a new system of trade preferences for developing countries, said: “A maximum of 19 countries will see a reduction in tariffs as a result of … Continue reading

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In the middle of a pandemic, ministers plan to tie up unions in more red tape

By Tim Sharp TUC senior employment rights officer  Trade unions have been working flat-out supporting frontline workers during the pandemic, whether they are nurses, teachers or transport workers. But ministers appear to have other priorities. Last month, without much fanfare, … Continue reading

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Katherine Tai Outlines US “Worker-Centered Trade Policy”

On June 10th The United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai participated in an AFL-CIO ‘town hall’ to lay out her vision for a worker-centered trade policy that supports the Biden-Harris Administration’s Build Back Better agenda.  In her remarks, Ambassador Tai … Continue reading

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Disciplinary action against workers who go on strike is unlawful, tribunal says

Employers will no longer be able to get away with mistreating employees who take part in union-organised workplace disputes following an important legal decision yesterday, says UNISON. UK law had previously prevented employers from sacking staff involved in strike action … Continue reading

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