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Global solidarity

McDonald’s accused of firing pro-union workers

22 Jul 2014, By Guest

Once again the fast-food restaurant giant is under investigation by the USA’s National Labour Relations Board for allegedly firing workers for pro-union activity. Through a Freedom of Information Act, Bloomberg News secured documents which purport to show that McDonald’s fired nine New York area workers between November 2012 and April 2014 for joining unions and helping…

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Colombia: A storm before the calm?

17 Jul 2014, By

Last week, a new trade agreement, or bilateral investment treaty (BIT), between the UK and Colombia came into force. Defending the BIT, the British Government, when pressed late last year on the human rights situation in Colombia, responded that “progress has been made” and that they would continue to push the Colombian government to eliminate…

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Workers get to choose at Chattanooga

15 Jul 2014, By

Hopefully you won’t have forgotten the massive campaign that the US car workers’ union UAW ran earlier this year with German equivalent IG Metall’s support to establish the first ever Works Council in the USA (and the first union recognition deal at a foreign-owned car plant in a right-to-work southern state.) Massive pressure from right-wing…

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Solidarity with Iraq’s trade unions

29 Jun 2014, By

The TUC sends a message of solidarity to the brave independent trade unionists of Iraq facing the new threat presented by ISIS, on top of decades of repression by both Saddam Hussein and his successors. As one of the few non-sectarian institutions in Iraq, the trade union movement has much to lose from an upsurge…

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Union busting in Mexico continues

28 Jun 2014, By Guest

Once again we have seen the ugly face of union busting and the imposition of a ‘yellow union’ on a Mexican workforce demanding change, better pay and recognition of their chosen union. CB&I Matamoros sacked 350 workers after they went on strike on 3 June demanding better working conditions and representation by the metals and…

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