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Update On Strike In Matamoros, Mexico

27 January 2019 At 2 p.m. Friday, 30,000 workers in 41 factories represented by the Union of Laborers and Industrial Workers of the Maquiladora Industry (SJOIIM) in Matamoros went on strike. The workers are demanding a wage increase of 20% … Continue reading

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North American trade deal: labour rules should be legally enforceable

By Noe Torres MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Labour provisions in a new North American trade deal should be enforceable in Mexico, the head of the country’s Senate labour committee says, adding that lawmakers could pass new national labour rules in … Continue reading

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USA: Unions Did Great Things For The Working Class

Strengthening Unions could blunt inequality and wage stagnation. By Noah Smith 13th June 2018 From: Bloomberg Opinion Politically and economically, unions are sort of an odd duck. They aren’t part of the apparatus of the state, yet they depend crucially … Continue reading

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GMB ‘Hit Trick’ Of Wins Against Uber

December 19th, 2018 GMB Union celebrates ‘early Christmas present’ as Court upholds ruling that Uber drivers entitled to employment rights GMB, hailed a ‘hat trick’ of legal wins for Uber drivers after the Court of Appeal upheld upheld a ruling … Continue reading

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Help Fight The Hungarian ‘Slave Labour’ Law

On December 12th the Hungarian Parliament adopted the “Slave Law” which could require workers to do overtime work up to 400 hours a year. Further, the reference period is increased to 36 months. The law was passed without proper consultation … Continue reading

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Blueprint To Tackle Bandit Capitalism And Stop Carillion-Style Collapse

Unite, has launched a blueprint to tackle bandit capitalism in the UK economy and stop future Carillion-style collapses. The document’s publication is especially timely given the growing fears that outsourcing giant Interserve could suffer a Carillion-style collapse. The document Ending … Continue reading

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New Workers Rights – Unions Say It’s A Missed Opportunity

The UK government has introduced what it claims to be “the biggest package of workplace reforms for 20 years” – but unions have described it as “a failure to shift the balance of power away from bad bosses and a … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury 24: Court Gives Green Light For Pickets To Challenge Criminal Case Review Commission

On Friday 9th November 2018 the Shrewsbury pickets won an important victory in their long struggle to overturn their convictions. In the Administrative Court in Birmingham, Mr Justice Jay gave permission for the pickets’ application for judicial review to proceed … Continue reading

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Frances O’Grady: May’s Brexit Deal Doesn’t Come Close To Protecting Workers’ Rights

By TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady For the past two years trade unions have been clear that any Brexit deal would have to safeguard rights at work, otherwise we couldn’t support it. Theresa May brushed off our concerns, insisting that … Continue reading

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Mexican Union Wins Battle Against Imposed Company Union

In a sign that things are beginning to change for trade unions in Mexico following the election of a left wing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador the Mexican mining and steelworkers’ union Los Mineros has won an important election victory … Continue reading

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