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Steelworkers on the Brussels demonstration

British steelworkers take #SaveOurSteel message to Brussels

09 Nov 2016, By

Steel union members from Scunthorpe, South Wales and other parts of the UK joined over 10,000 steelworkers from all over Europe to demonstrate in Brussels today against Chinese steel dumping, ahead of a meeting of EU trade ministers on Friday. They were marching to protect jobs in Europe from Chinese attempts to undercut their industries…

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Thai Supreme Court win for migrant rights defender Andy Hall doesn’t end legal fight

03 Nov 2016, By

It’s great news that, overnight, Thailand’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the Natural Fruit Company against Andy Hall, the British born migrant and workers’ rights defender whose case we’ve been following for years. But Natural Fruit are still pursuing their campaign of judicial harassment and legal intimidation, and are backing other exploitative employers who…

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#WDDW16: Unions calling for decent work around the world

07 Oct 2016, By

Now in its 9th year, World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) is a day set aside by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) for trade unionists and others to reiterate our call not just for jobs at any price but decent jobs, with respect for the people who do them. It’s what trade unionism is…

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Abdiasis Mohamed Ali at a union Gender Workshop

Sad news from Mogadishu, but Somalian unions will survive

28 Sep 2016, By

Yesterday we received the awful news that another Somalian trade unionist had been murdered. Our colleagues in Mogadishu, from the ITUC-affiliated FESTU, reported that Brother Abdiasis Mohamed Ali, a journalist and a member of the journalists’ union NUSOJ, was killed by two men armed with pistols. Ali was a committed trade union activist who had just last…

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Trade deals still on the Brussels agenda – we say no!

21 Sep 2016, By

Despite the Prime Minister’s mantra that “Brexit means Brexit”, the UK is still engaged in negotiating so-called trade deals as part of the EU, so yesterday, the TUC sent a small delegation to Brussels to take part in the Belgian union movement’s protests against the EU-Canada deal (CETA) and the EU-US deal (TTIP). Some of…

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