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Amnesty supporters and trade unionists protest at Fiji High Commission in 2011.

Amnesty International calls on Fiji to respect workers’ rights

10 Aug 2014, By

One of the reasons the TUC works so closely with Amnesty International UK – we’re hoping to renew our memorandum of understanding at Congress next month – is because we have a reciprocal interest in each other’s work. Amnesty understands that workers’ rights are human rights, and we understand that if workers’ rights are being abused…

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Vincent Ncongonwe and Sipho Gumedze

ACT NOW! Swazi PM’s astonishing threat against union leader

08 Aug 2014, By

UPDATE: the pressure on Swazi PM Barnabas Dlamini has forced him to withdraw his threat to throttle union leaders returning from Washington DC “unconditionally”. This comes after several days of pressure, including a call from the Speaker of the Parliament which Dlamini initially rejected. But there’s no reason to let up on the pressure: trade…

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Gaza: ITUC day of action, 7 August 2014

07 Aug 2014, By

To mark three weeks since the Israeli military incursion into Gaza began, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has declared today a day of action on Gaza. The TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, has written to the Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary and Secretary of State for International Development, and you can support the ITUC campaign and TUC…

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The world needs a pay rise

04 Aug 2014, By

This October (Saturday 18 – make sure it’s in your diary!) the TUC will be marching under the slogan ‘Britain needs a pay rise’. But it isn’t just Britain. Last week, the Executive Council of our sister organisation in the USA, the AFL-CIO, adopted a statement with a similar analysis and the same conclusion as…

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