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Rights at work

Equality at work: Fair play needs strong unions

06 Jun, By

There have been a number of breakthroughs for equalities in the world of sport recently; we’ve seen the appointment of the first female football manager, Helena Costa, in France -a move Arsene Wenger has publicly backed. There was the coming out of the first openly gay NFL player, Michael Sam, who emotionally embraced his boyfriend…

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Two years jailed in Bahrain: Release Mahdi Abu Dheeb

07 May, By

In 2011 the Bahrain Teachers’ Association’s (BTA) President, Mahdi Abu Dheeb, called on his teaching union to strike. The strike was in support of the large scale pro-democracy protests that had started in Bahrain in February of that year. He was charged with inciting hatred and attempting to bring down the regime. He has been…

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Dyslexia in the workplace: Spotting the invisible disability

21 Mar, By

Being different is what makes life interesting, but sometimes, when the differences are not recognised, lack of understanding from employers or colleagues can cause problems. So it is for large numbers of working people who are dyslexic. Previous editions having sold out, the TUC has just published a third edition of its advice for trade…

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An unwelcome delivery for Amazon.co.uk

03 Mar, By Guest

On Friday, Amazon.co.uk received an unwelcome delivery of a 56,000-strong petition calling on it to pay its workers living wages. I set up the petition after seeing media exposes of the appalling policies and practices in Amazon warehouses across the UK: I received such an overwhelming response that I’ve spent the past 2 months gathering…

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