From the TUC

Global solidarity

Guatemala’s Wages See-Saw: minimum pay rights under threat

25 Feb 2015, By Guest

As British unions campaign for decent wages during Fair Pay Fortnight, Guatemala faces a threat to one of the few protections it has for workers –  the minimum wage. The attack is, bizarrely, embraced by some of the workers themselves. However, while the government pursues a race to the bottom, Guatemala’s unions are working hard to improve…

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Trade union members accused after losing leader in bomb blast

21 Feb 2015, By

A deadly terrorist attack rocked Mogadishu in Somalia yesterday when a female suicide bomber working as a receptionist blew herself up at the Central Hotel during Friday prayers. 25 people were killed and more than 40 people wounded. Two of the dead were prominent trade unionists, and 5 were hotel workers (as well as seven staff wounded),…

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Why the ILO must continue to police the right to strike

18 Feb 2015, By

As deepening economic inequality shows that strong trade unions are needed more than ever, employers are engaged in a ruthless assault on one of the most fundamental labour laws of all. But, as the ITUC holds a global day of action today to rally support, the right to strike is not up for negotiation. At…

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NO to Immigration Street – YES to Solidarity Street

05 Feb 2015, By

Last Saturday (31 January) the TUC migration campaign supported Southampton Communities Alliance colleagues at a ‘Stand Up For Southampton’ demonstration outside Channel 4 headquarters in London to protest against the channel’s plans to screen a documentary titled ‘Immigration Street’.

Nissan reject mediation over harassment of US trade unionists

04 Feb 2015, By Guest

Nissan, the global automotive company, has refused an offer by the US government to mediate in the long standing union recognition dispute in Canton, Mississippi, issuing blanket denials of wrongdoing and invoking bizarre interpretations of US labour law to justify its stubbornness. Unions are seeking international support to push the company – which elsewhere in…

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