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ACT NOW! The next few days are vital for EU-US trade deal

26 May 2015, By

On Thursday, the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee (known as INTA) will vote on a series of amendments to a draft report on the EU-US trade deal TTIP (the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). The report which INTA produces will then go to the plenary session of the European Parliament starting on 8 June, just…

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Union members pay the cost of ISIS conquest of Ramadi

25 May 2015, By

When ISIS takes over a city like Ramadi, near Baghdad in Iraq, the news bulletins are full of discussion about the future of Iraq, who’s to blame for the ISIS advance, how to reverse it and the horror facing the Sunni inhabitants, . We often forget that the human cost includes trade union members and activists, who…

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Join the fight against union repression in Swaziland

24 May 2015, By

This week Members of the European Parliament have condemned Africa’s last feudal dictatorship in Swaziland for its repression of trade union and human rights. One of the authors of their resolution, former union official Judith Kirton-Darling, has written for Touchstone about the decision by MEPs to call on the European Commission to use its economic…

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Ebrahim Madadi

ACT NOW! Iranian regime persecutes trade unionists … again!

09 May 2015, By

Last week, labour activists in Iran once again found themselves the target of persecution for exercising their legal and rightful trade union activities. The incidents include the reported arrest and imprisonment of Davood Razavi and Ebrahim Madadi from ITF affiliate, the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company. The global transport workers’ union…

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May Day in distress

30 Apr 2015, By

It seems that Governments around the world are cracking down on trade union activities on international workers’ day more than usual. From Bahrain to Swaziland and from Iran to Somalia and Turkey, trade unions are reporting interference from their Government.

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Somali government tries to take over trade union movement

22 Apr 2015, By

We’ve reported before on some of the terrorist outrages that make trade unionism in Somalia more difficult than we could possibly imagine. Despite those next-to-impossible obstacles, the TUC’s equivalent in Somalia, the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU), is tackling issues like informal sector work and organising with the help of TUC Aid and the Turkish…

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