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A million Christmas workers

23 Dec 2016, By

The arrival of the festive season is a well-deserved break for most of us from a busy year. It’s a good excuse to put our feet up, relax, indulge in our favourite food and drinks and spend it with loved ones. However, while so many of us will be tucking into our favourite Christmas lunches…

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The only connection between winter strikes is employers who won’t negotiate

20 Dec 2016, By

Following industrial action in Southern Rail, Post Offices and other companies over the last week, the usual suspects have been coming out to denounce strikes. Some Conservative backbenchers have called for new legislation to ban strikes in important industries. Some right wing commentators have been claiming the strikes are a co-ordinated campaign. These are some serious…

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Let’s talk about racism at work

14 Dec 2016, By

The increase in racist and xenophobic attacks post-Brexit created a public outcry and highlighted the fact that racism is still an issue in modern Britain.  This came as no surprise for many Black and Minority Ethnic workers (BME) who have experienced or live in fear of being subjected to racism. The TUC are launching an…

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‘Tis the season… for the work Christmas party

09 Dec 2016, By

For many of us, the annual Christmas party is a highlight of the work social calendar. A chance to pop on a little black dress or dust off our dancing shoes. A chance to catch up with colleagues – or avoid Dave from accounts. And a chance to have a few drinks and unwind after…

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Top US trade unionist responds to Trump election

09 Nov 2016, By

Richard Trumka, President of the TUC’s equivalent in the USA, the AFLCIO, had this to say about the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election: Donald Trump has been elected president. America is a democratic nation, and the voters have spoken. The AFL-CIO accepts the outcome of this election, and offers our congratulations to President-elect Trump.…

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How trade unionism transformed me and my career

09 Nov 2016, By

My family aren’t trade unionists or activists. In fact I grew up as a daughter of Indian immigrants learning that you don’t make a fuss and you accept your lot. But life has a way of surprising you. I became a trade union member and an activist at the same time in my mid 20’s.…

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