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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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In Place of Strife (1969): Trade Union legal rights & responsibilities revisited

In response to Peter Dorey’s new book In Place of Strife, History & Policy’s Trade Union and Employment Forum held a seminar on 27 April at the Modern Records Centre, at the University of Warwick. Historians, trade unionists and academics gathered to discuss the conflict, … Continue reading

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Trade must promote good jobs and labour standards

The TUC’s Deputy General Secretary Paul Nowak has been appointed to the government’s Strategic Trade Advisory Group that will advise the government on trade policy.  On the day of the Group’s first meeting, June 6th, with Secretary of State for … Continue reading

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35th Annual Orgreave Rally

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Keith Ewing & John Hendy Letter On EU Employment Rights

Letter To Morning Star In reply to Kevan Nelson’s letter in the Star on 26th February, no-one is advocating that the judgments of the EU court which are adverse to workers’ and trade union rights should be preserved to inhibit … Continue reading

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Unison Response To May’s Brexit – Workers Rights Proposals

Commenting on the government’s announcement about workers’ rights, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Any guarantees about protecting existing and ensuring future employment rights must be in the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement. “Anything less, and the promises aren’t worth the … Continue reading

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GMB Response To May’s Brexit – Workers Rights Proposals

GMB, Britain’s general union, has responded to the Government’s ‘meaningless’ workers’ rights assurances. Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary, said: “No one should be under any illusion – support for the Prime Minister’s bad Brexit deal means swapping strong legal protections … Continue reading

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Unite Response To May’s Brexit – Workers Rights Proposals

Government workers’ rights plans fall woefully short, says Unite Government proposals to protect workers’ rights after the UK leaves the European Union will do little to stop the mistreatment of workers at the hands of ‘greedy bosses’, the leader of … Continue reading

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TUC Response To May’s Brexit – Workers Rights Proposals

TUC dismisses government’s “flimsy” workers’ rights proposals Commenting on new government proposals on employment rights announced today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The prime minister has made a mockery of her own claim that Britain is leading the … Continue reading

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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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