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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°ÅŸ (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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United Steelworkers Say Labour Code Recommendations A Good First Step

The United Steelworkers (USW) in Canada has welcomed recommendations for changes to British Columbia’s Labour Relations Code, but cautions much more must be done to bring the Code into the 21st century.  The modest changes proposed to ‘successorship’ must be … Continue reading

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Canada Must Investigate Labour and Environmental Violations Committed by Candian Companies In Mexico

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Labour demands stronger workers’ rights as we leave the EU, Corbyn tells UN

The Labour Party wants to secure stronger rights for UK workers and communities as we leave the EU, Jeremy Corbyn will tell UN chiefs in Geneva today. Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, is in Geneva to meet the … Continue reading

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Mexican Senate Approves Freedom Of Association Agreement

USW’s Ben Davis sent this news report to us on September 20th The plenary session of the Mexican Senate unanimously ratified the Convention 98 of the International Labor Organization on freedom of association. The document establishes that workers must be … Continue reading

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IER-CTUF At The Labour Party Conference

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Mexico’s President-Elect Prepares Labor Overhaul to Empower Workers

No more secret agreements between union bosses and employers, future labor minister says By Juan Montes, The Wall Street Journal, September 11th Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador is preparing legislation to overhaul the country’s collective-bargaining system to improve wages … Continue reading

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