From the TUC

TUC tells EU Governments: jobs and justice, not austerity

29 Feb 2012, By

Billy Hayes, TUC General Council spokesperson on Europe, today hand delivered a letter calling for jobs and justice, not the new European austerity treaty, to three London Embassies. The main countries pushing for the treaty, which would force Governments to slash services to meet new public sector deficit rules, and would prevent countries implementing the…

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Global solidarity for the NHS

29 Feb 2012, By

Solidarity measures are flooding in for our rally for the NHS from trade union movements on every one of the five continents (see the messages from Belgium, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong and New Zealand). The British National Health Service is renowned around the world, and looked up to in many countries. So when they heard…

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VIDEO: Bernadette Segol on ETUC Day of Action, 29 Feb 2012

29 Feb 2012, By

Here’s a quick video from Bernadette Ségol, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) outlining why unions across Europe are coming together today (29 Feb) for an EU-wide Day of Action, ahead of negotiations on a new treaty that could hardwire austerity into Europe. In the UK, we’re a bit hampered in the…

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Landmark agreement on rights for workers making London 2012 souvenirs

23 Feb 2012, By

The TUC and the organisers of the 2012 London Olympics today signed a ground-breaking agreement designed to put into practice the employment rights of workers making goods for this summer’s Olympic Games. This is a story about how good intentions and fine words mean nothing without trade unions.

IUF settles OECD Guidelines complaint against Compass

22 Feb 2012, By

After nearly three years, and several rounds of mediation, the International Union of Foodworkers (IUF) have finally struck a deal with Compass over a serious labour dispute with its Algerian subsidiary, Eurest. While it’s good news for Eurest’s workers, it’s also significant because it’s yet another deal inked in London, with the help of the…

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