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BA Loses Appeal To Stop Pilot’s Strike

British Airways lost has lost its appeal against the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) whose members have voted massively in favour of industrial action. Approximately 4,500 BA pilots belong to the union and nine out of ten union members took part … Continue reading

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Brexit Boss Backtracks On Workers Rights

Boris Johnson’s new Brexit chief has backtracked on promises given by Theresa May on workers rights, saying wants to scrap previous commitments to protect  workers’ rights, and has suggested Brexit is an opportunity to escape the EU’s “heavy labour market regulation”. … Continue reading

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Aussie & EU education unions call for education to be carved out of free trade negotiations

26 July 2019 – During the Education International (EI) 8th World Congress, affiliated educators’ unions in Australia and the European Union issued a statement calling for the Australian government and the European Commission to be more transparent in ongoing negotiations … Continue reading

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Australia : “Integrity” legislation flouts international labour standards

Thanks to Barry Camfield for sending this article from the Workplace Express workplace express.com.au Thursday, July 18th New analysis warns the Morrison Government that it will breach two key ILO conventions if it proceeds with its revived legislation to make it easier … Continue reading

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In Place of Strife (1969): Trade Union legal rights & responsibilities revisited

In response to Peter Dorey’s new book In Place of Strife, History & Policy’s Trade Union and Employment Forum held a seminar on 27 April at the Modern Records Centre, at the University of Warwick. Historians, trade unionists and academics gathered to discuss the conflict, … Continue reading

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Trade must promote good jobs and labour standards

The TUC’s Deputy General Secretary Paul Nowak has been appointed to the government’s Strategic Trade Advisory Group that will advise the government on trade policy.  On the day of the Group’s first meeting, June 6th, with Secretary of State for … Continue reading

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35th Annual Orgreave Rally

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Keith Ewing & John Hendy Letter On EU Employment Rights

Letter To Morning Star In reply to Kevan Nelson’s letter in the Star on 26th February, no-one is advocating that the judgments of the EU court which are adverse to workers’ and trade union rights should be preserved to inhibit … Continue reading

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Unison Response To May’s Brexit – Workers Rights Proposals

Commenting on the government’s announcement about workers’ rights, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Any guarantees about protecting existing and ensuring future employment rights must be in the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement. “Anything less, and the promises aren’t worth the … Continue reading

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GMB Response To May’s Brexit – Workers Rights Proposals

GMB, Britain’s general union, has responded to the Government’s ‘meaningless’ workers’ rights assurances. Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary, said: “No one should be under any illusion – support for the Prime Minister’s bad Brexit deal means swapping strong legal protections … Continue reading

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