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Should Brexit be left to politicians and mandarins?

04 Dec 2016, By

The online media platform reporting on EU matters, euractiv.com, has published a list of the 50 most influential people in the Brexit debate. Angela Merkel tied with Theresa May for top spot, which is unsurprising.  Nearly half of the people on the list are British, but a majority are not, which demonstrates just how much the…

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Richard Trumka

Top US trade unionist responds to Trump election

09 Nov 2016, By

Richard Trumka, President of the TUC’s equivalent in the USA, the AFLCIO, had this to say about the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election: Donald Trump has been elected president. America is a democratic nation, and the voters have spoken. The AFL-CIO accepts the outcome of this election, and offers our congratulations to President-elect Trump.…

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British steelworkers take #SaveOurSteel message to Brussels

09 Nov 2016, By

Steel union members from Scunthorpe, South Wales and other parts of the UK joined over 10,000 steelworkers from all over Europe to demonstrate in Brussels today against Chinese steel dumping, ahead of a meeting of EU trade ministers on Friday. They were marching to protect jobs in Europe from Chinese attempts to undercut their industries…

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Andy Hall

Thai Supreme Court win for migrant rights defender Andy Hall doesn’t end legal fight

03 Nov 2016, By

It’s great news that, overnight, Thailand’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the Natural Fruit Company against Andy Hall, the British born migrant and workers’ rights defender whose case we’ve been following for years. But Natural Fruit are still pursuing their campaign of judicial harassment and legal intimidation, and are backing other exploitative employers who…

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#WDDW16: Unions calling for decent work around the world

07 Oct 2016, By

Now in its 9th year, World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) is a day set aside by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) for trade unionists and others to reiterate our call not just for jobs at any price but decent jobs, with respect for the people who do them. It’s what trade unionism is…

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