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A five-point union solidarity plan for Ukraine

12 Mar 2014, By

On Monday, trade unionists from across Europe, including the TUC, expressed solidarity with the people of Ukraine, and especially the Ukrainian trade unions who reported on the situation they faced, at the Pan-European Regional Council of the ITUC in Brussels. Together, they issued a call for a peaceful, efficient and socially-acceptable way out the crisis in Ukraine, pointing…

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Bob Crow: A life of commitment

11 Mar 2014, By

The TUC and the British working class has lost one of our outstanding leaders, Bob Crow, the General Secretary of rail and maritime union RMT, who died this morning. Bob was committed. Whether it was the internationalism he showed through the International Transport Workers’ Federation and his many links around the world with dockers, seafarers…

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ITF seeking strong action on Swaziland

04 Mar 2014, By Guest

“Speak up!” The order was snapped at us by one of four prison guards who flanked Basil Mthwala. “He can hear us.” we said. “But I can’t,” the guard said. “I am writing down everything you say.” Last week, I was a member of an International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) mission to Swaziland with Tabudi Abner…

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Rana Plaza victims deserve compensation

24 Feb 2014, By

For most of the ten months since the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, the TUC has been campaigning for companies sourcing goods from Bangladesh to sign up to the Accord for Fire and Building Safety, which next week begins its programme of factory inspections. There are still a few companies that haven’t signed up,…

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ACT NOW for the 15 Korean trade union leaders in jail or on bail

21 Feb 2014, By

Next Tuesday, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) has called a “People’s Strike” with a range of civil society organisations protesting at the increasing repression of popular opposition in South Korea. The date is the first anniversary of the inauguration of the government of President Park. But organising protests in Korea is becoming increasingly…

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TUC Youth Campaign Award

16 Dec 2013, By

This year, during its first ever Young Workers Month in March 2014 the TUC Young Workers Forum will be presenting the inaugural TUC Youth Campaign Award. The purpose of the Award is to celebrate innovative and effective campaigning by young trade unionists in the UK.

Is Gary Lineker right?

16 Nov 2013, By

Usually, questions like that refer to his opinion about a refereeing decision, but this week English football icon and BBC voice of football Gary Lineker has called on twitter for a FIFA enquiry into the way Qatar is holding footballer Zahir Belounis in the country against his will under the infamous kafala labour system that…

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