From the TUC
Detail from the Cable Street mural

Cable Street 80: Remembering their actions, living their values

07 Oct 2016, By

It’s 80 years this week since the Battle of Cable Street, when working-class neighbourhoods united to drive Oswald Moseley’s British Union of Fascists out of the East End. The blackshirts’ planned march to threaten the East End’s Jewish communities was beaten back and had to be protected by police as they fled. Events like this are…

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#WDDW16: Unions calling for decent work around the world

07 Oct 2016, By

Now in its 9th year, World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) is a day set aside by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) for trade unionists and others to reiterate our call not just for jobs at any price but decent jobs, with respect for the people who do them. It’s what trade unionism is…

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Safety (sp)in numbers

#SouthernBackOnTrack – Safety spun in numbers

04 Oct 2016, By

Southern Rail – having seemed to have learnt nothing from their disastrous social media campaign yesterday with #southernbackontrack – have come back for more of a metaphorical kicking. In today’s Metro Southern’s advert ‘Safety in numbers’ attempts to mislead the public on the safety element of the dispute with RMT. Southern want to remove guards…

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Who’s providing your occupational health?

29 Sep 2016, By

A recent TUC survey showed that 92% of workplaces with union health and safety representatives have some form of occupational health provision. This is well above the national average, where it is estimated that only 38% of the UK workforce has occupational health service coverage. The difference is partly because the areas that are most…

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Abdiasis Mohamed Ali at a union Gender Workshop

Sad news from Mogadishu, but Somalian unions will survive

28 Sep 2016, By

Yesterday we received the awful news that another Somalian trade unionist had been murdered. Our colleagues in Mogadishu, from the ITUC-affiliated FESTU, reported that Brother Abdiasis Mohamed Ali, a journalist and a member of the journalists’ union NUSOJ, was killed by two men armed with pistols. Ali was a committed trade union activist who had just last…

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