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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 AndrĂ©s Manuel LĂłpez Obrador the Mexican mining and steelworkers’ union Los Mineros has won an important election victory … Continue reading

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Further Outrage In Turkey As Court Jails Renault Workers

Workers fired from the Turkish automotive manufacturer Oyak-Renault have been handed prisons sentences for joining a march to protest against their dismissal, Turkish news site Evrensel reported on Friday. Police detained the 15 workers in 2016 during a demonstration held … Continue reading

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US – UK Trade Deal ‘Unlikely’

From Inside Trade, November 15th    Sent in by Ben Davis of the United Steelworkers The draft Brexit deal unveiled by the UK government last week could stop a future U.S.-United Kingdom free trade deal before meaningful talks have even … Continue reading

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Unions mourn the assassination of Turkish trade union leader Abdullah Karacan

Unite the union in the UK and Ireland is deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the assassination of Abdullah Karacan, general president of Turkey’s DÄ°SK/Lastik-Ä°Ĺź (Rubber and Chemical Workers’ Union) and the attempt on the life of regional president … Continue reading

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Breakdown of negotiations in metal industry in Austria

By Martina Schneller – PRO-GE The already fifth negotiating session between our joint negotiating team of trade unions PRO-GE and GPA-djp and the employers of the largest subsector in metal industry, the association for the metal technology (FMTI) covering more … Continue reading

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Updated: Taylor Report And Tory Government Response

The Government is to publish its response to the Taylor Report on precarious work and the gig economy. Taylor’s original report recieved a tepid response from trade unions and if reports in the Guardian newspaper are anything to go by … Continue reading

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