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Xuyi, China,- May 9, 2014:

Chinese sweatshops: they were the future, once

25 Jul 2016, By

Once it was David Cameron’s jibe at Tony Blair. Then he used it self-deprecatingly to bid farewell to the Commons after the referendum. But it reflects an iron law that what was once seen as the future soon becomes the past. And, Chinese trade unionists and labour rights activists have been telling UK trade unions…

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Europe’s trade unions come to London to show solidarity

11 Jul 2016, By

This morning, the leaders of Europe’s trade unions met in the TUC General Council chamber – people like ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation) General Secretary Luca Visentini and German union leader Reiner Hoffman. They are here partly to show solidarity with British workers and stand shoulder to shoulder with our struggle to prevent workers being…

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What next after the Brexit vote? Defend workers’ rights

25 Jun 2016, By

Many people are asking what they can do next, after the UK voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union. The TUC doesn’t think that we can or should challenge the result of the referendum. We would have rejected the arguments Nigel Farage was clearly building up to when he thought Leave would lose about the…

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David Beckham

Yet another trade unionist speaks out for Remain

21 Jun 2016, By

Today, a long-time member of one of the TUC’s affiliated unions spoke out in favour of a Remain vote in Thursday’s referendum. The union is the Professional Footballers’ Association (which is neutral on the vote), and the long-time member, now retired, is David Beckham. Twitter went mad, he has been all over the media, and the…

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UK government isolated at ILO on Trade Union Act

07 Jun 2016, By

Not a single government spoke up in the UK government’s defence when the ILO Committee on the Application of Standards considered whether the Trade Union Act was out of line with ILO core labour standards last night in Geneva. Although several employer representatives – including the CBI’s Chris Syder – continued with their inaccurate and deplorable…

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ILO

The sort of company the UK shouldn’t want to keep at the ILO

02 Jun 2016, By

The annual conference of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is taking place during the first half of June in Geneva, and the TUC’s delegate Stephen Russell has already blogged on the key issue of the conference – the rules governing global supply chains. But there is another, rather more domestic issue on the agenda: the…

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Brazil

Why the new Brazilian regime is illegitimate

29 May 2016, By

I’ve written before about how developments in Brazil are bad for working people, but the situation is getting worse, and with the Rio Olympics less than 10 weeks away, the world’s gaze may eventually turn to what is going on in one of the world’s leading emerging economies. The TUC has joined with trade unionists…

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