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Indian trade unions on general strike this Friday

01 Sep 2016, By

The TUC has sent a message of solidarity to Indian trade unions who have called a general strike this Friday 2 September. The strike has been called by up to ten national trade union centres in an unprecedented display of unity, to protest against government policies on minimum wages, employment protection and privatisation – among other issues…

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Brazil’s unions rally against illegitimate Government’s privatisation & cuts agenda

26 Aug 2016, By

The Olympics is over and the Paralympics has yet to start. Brazil’s Senate is using the break to start formal impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, and the illegitimate government of Michel Temer is preparing a huge programme of privatisations and cuts in education, health and other social programmes, reversing the fantastic anti-poverty programmes of Workers’ Party governments.…

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Back the European campaign for Fair Transport!

25 Aug 2016, By Guest

I work in the transport sector. I am supporting the Fair Transport Europe Campaign. And I want you to join in. Let me explain what the campaign is about. Fair Transport Europe is a joint initiative for better working conditions, safer transportation systems for passengers, and fair pay across Europe’s transport sector. We want to end…

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EU citizens’ right to stay: We need your evidence

18 Aug 2016, By

I’ve joined a panel established by British Future to look at the detail of how a guarantee to EU27 citizens (people from the 27 countries staying in the EU) currently living and working in the UK could work. The purpose of the cross-party enquiry, which includes panelists who voted Leave as well as Remain, is…

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Stop the death threats to Colombian trade unionists now!

12 Aug 2016, By

I wrote with some optimism a few days ago about Colombia’s impending peace deal that would seek ratification in a referendum in September. This historic cease-fire agreement was signed on 23 June by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) guerrillas after years of negotiations. It should bring an end to…

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Peace deal brings hope to trade unionists in Colombia

09 Aug 2016, By

Colombia is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a trade unionist. It has become a murder capital for trade union activists and continues to feature prominently on the International Trade Union Confederation’s annual Global Rights Index, which names the world’s top ten worst countries for workers’ rights. Last year 22…

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