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New CTUF Publication: Empowering Workers – Transforming Workplaces.

Issues of worker and trade union rights are often in the news. But the media too often portray unions as a thing of the past, a burden on business or as undemocratic barons. This publication helps set the record straight. It … 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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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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