From the TUC
Unite, UNISON and GMB members are joined by Labour Behind the Label at the Bangladesh High Commission

Bangladesh breakthrough as global unions rally in defence of workers

27 Feb 2017, By

An international campaign to support Bangladesh’s trade unions in the face of a government crackdown has won key concessions. Global unions, backed by a strong stance from brands sourcing from Bangladesh, including several members of the UK’s Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), secured the release of almost all the trade unionists arrested in the recent crisis…

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Unions: discovering a hidden part in LGBT+ history

23 Feb 2017, By Guest

Most LGBT+ people aren’t in a union and have little or no idea what unions do. Most LGBT+ people don’t think too much about how we got the rights we now enjoy. And most LGBT+ people (even those who know how hard we struggled) have not connected that progress with the role played by unions.…

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One day without us: fairness for migrants & a better deal for all

19 Feb 2017, By

Today, Monday 20 February, is UN world day of social justice, with the global theme of preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work. So it’s appropriate that grassroots campaigners have chosen today as ‘One Day Without Us’, a day to draw attention to the contribution that migrants make to the UK economy and the need…

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Solidarity with workers in Turkey

16 Feb 2017, By

Last night I spoke at a hastily-convened but well-attended meeting at the NUT in solidarity with public sector workers, teachers and journalists currently suffering a state purge in Turkey. The meeting was organised by Solidarity with the People of Turkey (SPOT), and other speakers – from the NUT itself, PCS and RMT – demonstrated that…

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Workers’ rights in crisis in Bangladesh

16 Feb 2017, By

Nine trade union members of IndustriALL affiliate, the Bangladesh Independent Garment Workers Union Federation, were detained over the weekend of 11-12 February in Chittagong after police interrupted a training session in union offices. The new arrests, and, in particular, the targeting of national-level union leaders, represent an escalation of the government’s campaign of repression against…

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