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Proposed drug limits nothing to do with safety

24 Apr 2014, By

A couple of years ago the Government announced that they would be introducing a “drug-driving” limit, similar to that to drink driving. Many people welcomed it because it would produce a limit that employers could also use to check whether a person was capable to work. Of course it is not as simple as that. The…

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Join the human chain for the victims of Rana Plaza

24 Apr 2014, By

Today is the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse that killed nearly 1200 people, injured many more and finally made the world sit up and take notice. Over the past year a lot has been done, and there is a lot more to do. But today, we’re calling on everyone to focus on…

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Enforced disappearances continuing in the Philippines

23 Apr 2014, By Guest

It has been five years now since the Campaign for Human Rights in the Philippines UK invited Mrs Edith Burgos, the mother of missing activist Jonas Burgos, in London to raise awareness about abductions and enforced disappearances in the Philippines to the British public. Fast forward seven years since Jonas was abducted by suspected elements…

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London Film Festival 2014: Seven genres of labor film

23 Apr 2014, By Guest

The labor movement has a remarkable but often ignored position in film history. Labor films like The Grapes of Wrath and On the Waterfront are considered cinematic classics for good reason, as the former chronicles the great migration of farm workers during America’s Great Depression, while the latter exposes the deep tensions in the American…

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TUC backs Nepalese Sherpas after Everest deaths

23 Apr 2014, By

Last night, Newsnight covered union militancy at the NUT conference in Brighton and at Everest base camp in the Himalayas. No surprises for guessing which received the more sympathetic hearing, although at least NUT representatives were allowed to speak for themselves. The Nepalese Sherpas are threatening strike action over the deaths of 16 workers at…

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Iran continues its violent repression of trade unions

20 Apr 2014, By

Most of the news stories you see about Iran will be about the regional politics, Islamic extremism, or repression of political protest. But what you will see far less of is the brutal repression of free trade unionism, which doesn’t fit into the prevailing narrative. The most recent example is the treatment of hunger striker…

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