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USA: Missouri becomes the first state to vote to reject “right to work”

Missouri voters overwhelmingly threw out a right-to-work bill, on August 7th – becoming the the first-ever state to reject a right-to-work law. Right-to-work laws stop unions from collecting compulsory subscriptions in private-sector workplaces where they represent the workers. The Trump administration … Continue reading

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PCS’s latest ballot result shows that e-voting is long overdue

By Lynn Anderson, PCS National Officer for Scotland and Ireland. James didn’t vote. Let me call him James, although he could be John, Robert or Paul. He told me that he has been a union member for 27 years and … Continue reading

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Biggest Attack On Workers In Austria For Decades

Austrian unions are mobilising against an attempt by the the governing coalition of ÖVP and FPÖ to impose longer working hours and flexible working  having quietly submitted a motion in Parliament on 14th June to extend existing maximum working time … Continue reading

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CTUF – IER at the Tolpuddle Festival

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Pay the Rate: how the EU is closing the loopholes used to exploit migrant workers – but is it too late for us?

By Jude Kirton-Darling Labour MEP – North East England Concerns about free movement and EU migration were amongst the top reasons why many voted to leave in June 2016. Periodically, a dispute has erupted whether wildcat strikes at the Lindsey … Continue reading

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Securing Labor Rights in Mexico Fundamental to NAFTA Reform

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement in conjunction with the release of a letter sent to USTR Robert Lighthizer yesterday regarding proposed labor law reforms in Mexico. “Correcting the fundamental flaws in NAFTA first … Continue reading

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Future Of US Unions Now In Supreme Court’s Hands

  By Charles Wowkanech, President of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, The U.S. Supreme Court soon will be the stage of one of the most consequential fights in the history of the American worker. Anyone concerned with the future of middle-class … Continue reading

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Taylor Review: Government Holds Back From Full Reforms

By John Hendy QC, Vice President of the Campaign For Trade Union Freedom It might be hard to imagine that the tedious, barren worthlessness of Matthew Taylor’s Report on ‘Good Work’ could be surpassed. But it has been. The Government’s … Continue reading

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EU Commissioner Malmström kills off talk of TTIP resumption

By Brett Fortnam, Inside U.S. Trade, February 1st, 2018 European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström responded to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ optimism about resuming U.S.-EU trade talks by listing actions the U.S. has taken over the past year that … Continue reading

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NHS Demo : Saturday February 18th

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