From the TUC
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Guatemala: joker in the pack holds cards in election run-off

17 Sep 2015, By

Guatemala has dodged the bullet of a ‘gangster President’, but will those remaining in the contest be willing and able to heal a country tearing itself apart? Guatemala has been gripped by protests for months. Angry crowds, desperate for change, filled Guatemala City’s public spaces demanding the resignation of the outgoing President Otto Molina after…

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Say #refugeeswelcome – march on Saturday

11 Sep 2015, By

The vivid stories of human suffering that have dominated the media coverage of the refugee crisis have provoked reactions of shock and, importantly, solidarity by the public. As organisations founded on the principal of solidarity and respect, trade unions across Europe and internationally have come together to say refugees are welcome.

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Stopping the Job – collectively

09 Sep 2015, By

There should be a health and safety law poster in every workplace in the country. This is produced by the HSE and tells workers what their legal rights are. It is simple and well-written. There is also a leaflet that covers the same area. However there is one very important right that is missing from…

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US fast food workers get a legal boost

28 Aug 2015, By Guest

A ruling this week in the USA by the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has given a boost to unions, and the ‘alt.unions’ who are trying to build union organisation in the US fast food industry. The ruling, in theory, should make it easier for these unions to negotiate on behalf of workers at fast-food…

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Trade Union Bill not fit for purpose

What an expert government body says about the Trade Union Bill

28 Aug 2015, By

The government’s Trade Union Bill has taken a bit of a pounding lately. First there were the trade unions themselves, who are uniformly opposed to the bill. Then there was a joint letter from industrial relations academics, who said “the rationale for the bill is perverse.” Last week, we heard that the Regulatory Policy Committee…

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Andy Hall

Thailand needs to stop the harassment of workers’ rights advocates

20 Aug 2015, By

The British-born worker and migrant rights defender Andy Hall is due back in court on Monday 24 August, facing criminal defamation charges for exposing the truth about exploitation of migrant Burmese workers in Thailand’s Natural Fruit pineapple factory. Forty-four international and national organisations have sent a further letter to the Prime Minister, demanding that the…

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