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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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North Carolina Growers Association hits FLOC organiser

Anti-union tobacco farmers pack a punch: hit back!

23 Jul 2014, By

UPDATE: the employer rep reported below to have punched a union organiser on camera has resigned from his job at the employer association. The union says this is a welcome development, but doesn’t adequately address the culture of bullying and violence in the sector over many years. The campaign to unionise tobacco growers and get…

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Volkswagen Passat

Workers get to choose at Chattanooga

15 Jul 2014, By

Hopefully you won’t have forgotten the massive campaign that the US car workers’ union UAW ran earlier this year with German equivalent IG Metall’s support to establish the first ever Works Council in the USA (and the first union recognition deal at a foreign-owned car plant in a right-to-work southern state.) Massive pressure from right-wing…

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