From the TUC
Je suis Charlie march

Solidarity on the 1st anniversary of Charlie Hebdo killings

07 Jan 2016, By

This afternoon, exactly a year after murderous gunmen burst into the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo to kill people doing their jobs, French trade unions have organised a solidarity action in Paris. Trade union leaders from Tunisia and Turkey will also be speaking at the event, drawing attention to the trade union movement’s…

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Flooding – dealing with the aftermath

04 Jan 2016, By

The last few weeks have seen misery for people in many parts of the country as they have battled with the floods and their aftermath, both in their homes and their workplaces. For many people, this should be the first day back at work and it is important that employers and unions work together to make…

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Nermin after the attack on her, together with her crashed car

Help make life better for women trade unionists in Libya

01 Jan 2016, By

Want to start the New Year with some global solidarity? Our friends at LabourStart are running an e-action with the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) on behalf of Nermin Al-Sharif, leader of the Dockers and Seafarers Union of Libya, whose car crashed after it was followed by two other cars and shot at near Benghazi in November.…

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Lynton Crosby

Sir Lynton Crosby? Two countries, one strategy – weakening unions to make attacks on workers easier

31 Dec 2015, By

In the New Year’s Honours List, David Cameron’s Australian attack dog Lynton Crosby will receive a knighthood for his services to the Conservative Party. But his assistance has not been solely electoral. He has been a crucial transmission belt between the right-wing parties of both countries, and in both countries his strategy is being ruthlessly implemented. Weaken…

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Somalia on map

Somalia’s unions will not be cowed by violence

30 Dec 2015, By

UPDATE (3 January): Omar has been in contact, thanking us for our solidarity, and updating us on investigations into the attack. Islamists extremists Al-Shabab have denied responsibility, making unions in Somalia conclude that it was a political move by elements within the government. Both the journalists’ union in Somalia and the International Federation of Journalists…

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Turkish unions protest for peace

28 Dec 2015, By

While many trade unionists in the west are relaxing due to the gains of trade unionism (like holidays), workers in other parts of the world are still struggling for what we consider essential. Like our Turkish trade union colleagues who will be striking on Tuesday for peace and against war. DISK and KESK, the left-wing private and…

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