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Four years after Rana Plaza, union action prevents a repeat

14 Apr 2017, By

On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed, killing over 1100 mostly women workers. Bangladeshi and global unions persuaded multinational enterprises to join the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord and commit to trade union rights, to prevent Rana Plaza ever happening again. Four years on, the case of the Ananta textile factory…

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Brazilian unions protest for Lula and for justice

06 Apr 2017, By

Last year’s legislative coup against the democratically-elected President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, was denounced by trade unionists in the country who predicted that the corrupt replacement regime of Michel Temer would launch an attack on the social justice reforms introduced by the Workers’ Party government of Presidents Lula and Dilma. Now the unions are taking their…

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Protecting the car industry after Brexit: a frictionless supply chain

25 Mar 2017, By

Today, Unite is holding a major conference in Birmingham called Securing the future of the UK auto sector. It will bring together workers, employers and experts from the British car manufacturing industry to look at the prospects for this key industry after Brexit. The Prime Minister’s intention to trigger Article 50 and start the negotiations…

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Unions unite across borders against Murdoch media merger

20 Mar 2017, By

Last week the British and European trade union movement united to call on the European Commission to block the proposed 21st Century Fox bid for Sky. A similar process is underway in the UK, but this is bigger than Britain, and demonstrates the need for transnational regulation of transnational companies. The TUC and European Trade…

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One day without us: fairness for migrants & a better deal for all

19 Feb 2017, By

Today, Monday 20 February, is UN world day of social justice, with the global theme of preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work. So it’s appropriate that grassroots campaigners have chosen today as ‘One Day Without Us’, a day to draw attention to the contribution that migrants make to the UK economy and the need…

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Solidarity with workers in Turkey

16 Feb 2017, By

Last night I spoke at a hastily-convened but well-attended meeting at the NUT in solidarity with public sector workers, teachers and journalists currently suffering a state purge in Turkey. The meeting was organised by Solidarity with the People of Turkey (SPOT), and other speakers – from the NUT itself, PCS and RMT – demonstrated that…

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Bangladesh trade union members protest after the death of 112 colleagues in 2012

Act now! Demand Bangladesh release 11 textile union leaders

22 Jan 2017, By

Today we’re urging you to take online action calling on the government of Bangladesh to immediately and unconditionally release 11 textile trade union leaders detained in recent weeks. They were arrested after garment workers demanded an increase in wages in December. In addition, more than 1,600 workers have been fired and police have filed cases against…

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