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trade union bill

Cynical Government attack on safety representatives

08 Feb 2016, By

Today is the beginning of heartunions week. It also sees the House of Lords start discussing the detail of the Trade Union Bill. The first is a celebration of the fantastic work that union representatives do in improving living standards, protecting workers and empowering their members. The second is a piece of legislation aimed at…

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Justin Trudeau meets David Cameron

Government pledges to reverse anti-union laws

31 Jan 2016, By

No, it’s not April Fool’s Day yet, nor a prediction for a future Britain. It’s the new Canadian Liberal Government of Justin Trudeau, and the new Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour MaryAnn Mihychuk. In a move welcomed by the Canadian TUC (the Canadian Labour Congress, or CLC), she has announced plans to repeal two…

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Qatar migrant workers

Qatar World Cup dream is a nightmare for workers

28 Jan 2016, By Guest

I had heard a lot about the exploitation of the migrant workers building Qatar’s World Cup dream. But nothing prepared me for the shock of seeing it first hand on a UNITE delegation last week organised by Building Workers’ International (BWI – the global construction unions’ federation.) Unions are banned in Qatar, but the BWI does…

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