From the TUC
IFFCO strikers in Egypt

Act now to defend food worker unions in Egypt

19 Jan 2017, By

In Egypt, twenty-seven edible oils factory workers and leaders and members of their union face crippling fines and jail terms for the ‘crime’ of striking to defend their wages, with sentences due to be announced on 29 January. You can join a global union campaign run by the International Union of Foodworkers (IUF) by sending a message…

Read in full


Organising using health and safety just got easier

17 Jan 2017, By

There is a brand new resource available from today for anyone who wants to consider how to make their workplace safer through building a strong union. Last year the TUC published a guide to organising and health and safety. It gave simple, straightforward advice to help you use health and safety arguments to achieve an…

Read in full


Colombian trade union leader free at last

16 Jan 2017, By

Three and a half years ago, Colombian agriculture union leader Huber Ballesteros was on his way to the British Embassy in Bogota to collect his visa to visit the UK to speak at the 2013 TUC Congress. He was arrested and detained under trumped-up charges of rebellion and financing terrorism, based on false testimony and…

Read in full


world map

What has globalisation ever done for the workers?

15 Jan 2017, By Guest

Some workers laid off by Goodyear tyres in Wolverhampton recently compared their treatment to their sisters and brothers in Germany and France. They credited German workers for reaping the benefits of a resilient industrial strategy and strong social dialogue – especially in respect of ensuring workforce planning on apprenticeships and skills. And they tipped their hats…

Read in full


Commission says no to stronger protection on health and safety

11 Jan 2017, By

The European Commission have finally released details of what they are proposing to do on health and safety regulation in the coming years. Yesterday they released a communication which contained their response to a review of all 24 European health and safety directives that was produced in 2015, but has only just been published. You…

Read in full


1 2 3 432