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Unions unite across borders against Murdoch media merger

20 Mar 2017, By

Last week the British and European trade union movement united to call on the European Commission to block the proposed 21st Century Fox bid for Sky. A similar process is underway in the UK, but this is bigger than Britain, and demonstrates the need for transnational regulation of transnational companies. The TUC and European Trade…

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Unite urges members to sound the alarm if jobs threatened by #Brexit

08 Mar 2017, By Guest

Unite has launched a new website to make sure its members are kept informed about what’s happening about Brexit, an online resource dedicated to bringing the news, views, facts and analysis on the negotiations for the UK to leave the European Union. And last week, the union called on members to ‘sound the alarm’ if Brexit…

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Chris and zero hours contracts – #heartunions

09 Feb 2017, By

8th – 14th February 2017 is #heartunions week, celebrating the great work unions do, and paying tribute to the reps who are an important part of that. The Unsung Heroes series is running all week, sharing stories from reps and members about how being part of their union has impacted their lives. Chris is 24 and…

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No Mr Grayling, the #SouthernStrike is very much about safety

15 Dec 2016, By

Chris Grayling and Southern Rail are trying to convince us that the Southern strike is not about safety. They insist that extending driver only trains, which is at the heart of the dispute between Southern Rail, RMT and ASLEF, is safe. Grayling and Southern Rail talk in certainties, which are totally misleading. According to Grayling:…

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As an Uber driver I’m sick and tired of losing out

31 Oct 2016, By Guest

I’m an Uber driver, so I was really happy to see Friday’s employment tribunal verdict against my employer. My union, GMB, won a pivotal case against Uber, proving that their drivers are employed, not self-employed “partners” as the company always says. Our win is about keeping hold of the rights and the working requirements that,…

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