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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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ILO

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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The time is now hourglass

#TheTimeIsNow – We need a European Robin Hood Tax

25 May 2016, By

Next month, on 17 June, European Finance Ministers will gather for a crunch meeting for the European financial transactions tax (the Robin Hood Tax, or FTT). Campaigners across Europe are urging the group of countries who are negotiating the tax to make the final decision needed to bring the tax into effect, under the banner #TheTimeIsNow. At European…

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Andy Hall

Migrant rights defender back in Thai court

22 May 2016, By

British-born migrant rights activist Andy Hall was back in Southern Bangkok Criminal Court this Thursday (18 May) for just 45 minutes as the most serious of his trials over the last three years began. Andy, who has so far been convicted of nothing, was in court to hear the start of a trial for criminal defamation and computer…

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Dilma Rousseff May Day 2016

Brazil teeters on the brink of counter-revolution

16 May 2016, By

Brazilian union leader Joao Felicio, now President of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), is flying into London this week to stir up opposition to the counter-revolution underway in Brazil. The Parliamentary chaos that ushered in the suspension of democratically-elected President Dilma Rousseff is as nothing to the chaos that would greet her impeachment. Already,…

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