From the TUC

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Should Brexit be left to politicians and mandarins?

04 Dec 2016, By

The online media platform reporting on EU matters,, has published a list of the 50 most influential people in the Brexit debate. Angela Merkel tied with Theresa May for top spot, which is unsurprising.  Nearly half of the people on the list are British, but a majority are not, which demonstrates just how much the…

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#KoreaGeneralStrike: Korean unions fight back

28 Nov 2016, By

As I noted in my blog in July South Korea’s trade unions have been subject to a sustained attack . Under President Park, trade unionists are being sent to prison for carrying out normal trade union activities.KCTU President Han Sang-Gyun has been imprisoned for five years in the Seoul Detention Centre for helping to organise public protests. Han is…

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ACT NOW! Freedom for Iranian teacher union leader Esmail Abdi

21 Nov 2016, By

The international trade union movement continues to deplore the actions of the Iranian government in its heavy handed stance of imprisoning trade unionists on unjust, trumped up charges. One such case is of Mr. Esmail Abdi, a leader of the Tehran Teacher Trade Association, who has been sentenced to a six-year jail term on bogus…

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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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