From the TUC

End of an era

31 Jul 2009, By

I hope that the person who reads this blog won’t mind my posting briefly on behalf of the TUC Organising & Recruitment Team about an internal matter here at Stronger Unions towers – but it wouldn’t be appropriate to allow to go unmentioned the fact that today was Paul Nowak’s final day as TUC National…

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links for 2009-07-28

28 Jul 2009, By

Time to deliver a new deal for agency workers! The TUC is calling for the Government to introduce a fair deal for agency workers when implementing the Temporary Agency Worker Directive in the UK. Agency workers must have the right to equal treatment on pay, including basic pay, bonuses, and redundancy pay, and to equal…

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links for 2009-07-27

27 Jul 2009, By

20,000 take to the street to protest Johnnie Walker plant closure Fantastic turn-out – lets hope the company listen to sense! (tags: scotland whiskey johnny walkers unions)

Calling all academics!

24 Jul 2009, By

As most readers of this blog will be aware the US trade union movement is in the midst of an ongoing struggle to secure the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. The TUC has prepared a briefing for UK trade unionists on what you can do to help. This is vital stuff as the…

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Despite the problems we can still WIN!

24 Jul 2009, By

Hat-tip to Ian, who reports on UNITE’s success at securing recognition at Procter & Gamble. “I’m on cloud nine. It’s given the company the right message and our job is to knuckle down and achieve the morale that’s necessary on the site through proper representation.” Ken Chapman, UNITE activist Despite the recession and despite the employer’s…

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Gambia: we demonstrate again, for press freedom

22 Jul 2009, By

The TUC, NUJ and Amnesty International were outside the Gambian High Commission again yesterday (21 July), this time to protest about the disappearance of journalist Ebrima Manneh, who vanished after posting material critical of the Government. Last time we were there (3 July), we were protesting about the trial on charges of sedition (basically, criticising…

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Strategic Organising in Europe

20 Jul 2009, By

Just on my way back from a meeting at the ETUC where I’ve been representing the TUC in developing a course on strategic organising for union officers and activists from across Europe. In practice, the training will form the basis of planning and preparation for real organising campaigns across Europe in three companies. The sessions…

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