From the TUC

Greening the workplace at Port of Felixstowe

30 Oct 2012, By

The Port of Felixstowe is Britain’s busiest container port and one of the largest in Europe. It handles over 3.4 million containers a year. I’ve worked here for nearly 27 years, and in that time have seen the Port expand, and its development encroach into nearby sites of special scientific interest (SSIs). As a child…

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Help Mexican unions under attack

28 Oct 2012, By Guest

The TUC and UK unions have been campaigning to support  Mexican unions who are under attack from companies and the Mexican government. United Steelworkers International Director Ben Davis explains what is happening in Mexico in this video.

Green jobs: taking the argument further

27 Oct 2012, By Guest

Based on a speech I gave at the TUC’s Climate Change Conference on 23 October at Congress House in London. Over the past three years the TUC, along with the Energy Intensive Users Group has produced three joint studies into the impact of “green and climate change policies” on the UK economy and specifically on…

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Urge Qatar to play fair on migrant workers for the 2022 World Cup

25 Oct 2012, By

Another example of imaginative online campaigning. In 2022, Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup, and the stadiums are being built right now, mostly by migrant labour. Trouble is, they’re not allowed to join unions, so they suffer dreadful safety problems, sub-poverty pay, and an utter lack of respect. But, *shrug*, what can we do about it?…

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Jailed for marching on Saturday? You would be in Bahrain

22 Oct 2012, By

Imagine that after Saturday’s rally you were picked up by the security forces, beaten with a hose pipe, thrown into solidarity confinement for six weeks, forced to sign a confession under torture, denied medical treatment and then sentenced for a decade on trumped up charges. That’s exactly what happened to Mahdi Abu Dheeb, the head…

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Employers behaving badly down Mexico way

21 Oct 2012, By Guest

Ever noticed that people who play nice at home sometimes play dirty when they’re away, and think no one can see? Employers in Mexico, in league with the government, continue their attacks on independent unions unabated, imposing company unions that act like puppets of management and fail to represent workers properly. This week, two companies…

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