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Turkish unions protest for peace

28 Dec 2015, By

While many trade unionists in the west are relaxing due to the gains of trade unionism (like holidays), workers in other parts of the world are still struggling for what we consider essential. Like our Turkish trade union colleagues who will be striking on Tuesday for peace and against war. DISK and KESK, the left-wing private and…

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Cambodian garment workers

Unions pressing Cambodia for decent workers’ rights

17 Dec 2015, By

The TUC is joining Cambodian and global unions to press the Cambodian government to give workers the rights they are due under ILO conventions. And in particular, we want the Cambodian government to consult with national trade unions – as they clearly have with reactionary local employers. Cambodia is a major flashpoint for concerns about…

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Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga choose a union

16 Dec 2015, By

The first workers at a foreign owned car assembly plant in the southern USA have won collective bargaining rights. It’s the latest stage in the attempt by the mighty UAW, in association with German manufacturing union IG Metall, to spread unionisation from the high density plants of continental Europe to the union-busting states of the…

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Guatemala: where a union leader’s life costs just $195

28 Nov 2015, By

I spoke today at #LatinAmerica15, the annual conference devoted to solidarity with our colleagues in South and Central America and the Caribbean. I was talking about Guatemala, in the company of Noé Ramirez, leader of banana workers’ union SITRABI, a truly brave man and an inspirational leader. Noé set out just how bad the situation…

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London Recruits

Become a film mogul & let everyone know how bravery took on apartheid

25 Nov 2015, By

I’ve just left the launch of an exciting project to inform a new generation about a little-known element of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. Grassroots film-makers Barefoot Rascals, with the support of veteran anti-apartheid campaigners Ronnie Kasrils and the newly ennobled Peter Hain, want to make a film about the young British activists…

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