Category Archives: Campaign For Trade Union Freedom News

Labour demands answers on Truss human & workers rights ‘simplifications’

Labour’s Shadow International Trade Secretary, Emily Thornberry MP, responding to the Government’s consultation paper on a new system of trade preferences for developing countries, said: “A maximum of 19 countries will see a reduction in tariffs as a result of … Continue reading

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In the middle of a pandemic, ministers plan to tie up unions in more red tape

By Tim Sharp TUC senior employment rights officer  Trade unions have been working flat-out supporting frontline workers during the pandemic, whether they are nurses, teachers or transport workers. But ministers appear to have other priorities. Last month, without much fanfare, … Continue reading

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UK – Australia Trade Deal: ACTU – TUC Statement

The UK and Australian Government are set to announce an in-principle agreement at the G7 summit this weekend on the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement that has been negotiated in secret for almost a year. Workers have been kept in the … Continue reading

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Katherine Tai Outlines US “Worker-Centered Trade Policy”

On June 10th The United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai participated in an AFL-CIO ‘town hall’ to lay out her vision for a worker-centered trade policy that supports the Biden-Harris Administration’s Build Back Better agenda.  In her remarks, Ambassador Tai … Continue reading

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