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ASLEF Says Anti Union Laws Amount To ‘Slave Labour’

Draconian new rail anti-strike laws planned by the government amount to “slavery and forced labour,” Aslef general secretary Mick Whelan said yesterday. He said that this new Tory legislation would require rail unions to sign “minimum service agreements” guaranteeing maintenance … Continue reading

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Hansard Report: Lord John Hendy (Lab) on the Queens Speech – Employment Rights, January 9th 2020

My Lords, I will make two points on the proposed employment Bill and three on the proposed restrictions on the right to strike on the railways. I declare an interest as having spent 40 years in practice at the Bar, … Continue reading

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Trump’s NLRB Declare War On Workers Rights

By William Lewis, Left Voice – published on Portside.org Sent in by Carolyn Jones Between 2017 and 2018, workers in two hotels in Stamford, Connecticut voted to join UNITE HERE Local 217. Though they won both elections by a landslide … Continue reading

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French Pension Strikes: CGT Calls On Public To Join Strikes

By Tony Burke, Chair of Campaign For Trade Union Freedom French unions are now pressing ahead with more pension strikes despite President Emmanuel Macron’s call on New Years Eve for all sides to reach a ‘compromise’. In his address to … Continue reading

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Construction must be forced to change practices following exposure of modern day slavery

Unite, the UK’s construction union, is calling for fundamental changes in the way that the construction industry is organised and for the introduction of licensing of gangmasters, following a major exposure of how modern day slavery operates in the industry. … Continue reading

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A minimum service agreement – or a ban on strikes?

By Keith Ewing, president of the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom Boris Johnson is threatening to effectively ban strike action on the railways Trade unionists now have a real choice: more attacks on the right to strike from the Tories. … Continue reading

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Ballots, the courts and the need for radical reform

By Carolyn Jones, National Assistant Secretary, Campaign For Trade Union Freedom Since 1980, no fewer than 10 pieces of anti-trade union legislation have been introduced in the UK. Those laws have been criticised again and again by the international bodies … Continue reading

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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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Campaign For Trade Union Freedom – Institute Of Employment Rights TUC Fringe Meeting

Here are the details of the TUC Fringe meeting on September 8th, 6.30pm at the Old Ship, Brighton Seafront (just five minutes from the Brighton Conference Centre). Come early, we expect this to be packed meeting with Laura Pidcock MP Shadow … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders’ Plan Could Put A Union In Every Workplace

By Shaun  Richman ‘In The Times’ US democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders released his Workplace Democracy Plan on Wednesday. His campaign’s labor platform makes the strongest case of any of the candidates so far that he would be unions’ best ally in the White House in … Continue reading

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