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Demockracy in Hong Kong

30 Sep, By

It’s been impossible to ignore the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong this week, though Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung “Cy” Chun-ying probably wishes he could.  An attempt by his riot police to intimidate the protesters with tear gas and violence has backfired, drawing Hong Kong’s trade unions into the student-led protest. The Hong Kong Confederation…

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TUC launches ‘Playfair Qatar’ campaign as FIFA’s Zwanziger goes rogue

23 Sep, By

“Qatar will not host World Cup!” screamed several headlines yesterday after FIFA executive member Theo Zwanziger decided to provide his own personal opinion on the controversy-loaded location for 2022’s tournament. “Qatar still official World Cup site despite off-beat comments”, would be an equally accurate title. Since Dr Zwanziger is expected to step down from FIFA next…

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New! Organising Academy Programme

23 Sep, By

It’s been nearly five months in the making but I am pleased to say that we are able to release the TUC’s Organising Academy brochure for 2014-15!  Alongside our existing courses, union staff will also be able to access three new short courses.

Timber Land: Peru activists murdered in the Amazon

16 Sep, By

When ordinary people stand up for their rights in many parts of Latin America, they do so in the knowledge that powerful and often violent forces are ranged against them. Earlier this month four campaigners for indigenous land rights in the Peruvian Amazon were murdered, almost certainly by the illegal loggers that have plagued the…

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TUC signs new protocol with CGTP-IN to help organise Portuguese speaking migrants

29 Aug, By

Yesterday the TUC signed a new co-operation protocol to help Portuguese-speaking migrant workers in the UK with CGTP-IN (one of Portugal’s equivalents of the TUC). The new protocol was signed by the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady and CGTP-IN General Secretary Armenio Carlos, who travelled to London for the signing event at Congress House. The TUC has worked closely with…

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British University teaching Qatar wrong lesson on workers’ rights

21 Aug, By

A British University operating in Qatar is under fire for ignoring the rights and conditions of workers providing it with essential services. University College London (UCL), angered those campaigning for rights for Qatar’s vast migrant workforce, including the University & College Union (UCU), when it said it would be “inappropriate” for them to review the…

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