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VIDEO: Leadership and management in unions

19 Nov 2014, By

What makes for successful leader or manager within a union?  Our brand new Leadership and Management course gives union officers the skills and knowledge needed to help run successful union campaigns, departments or strategic drives.  For more info, click here, or for a little taster, see our new video below. We also still have a…

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G20 update: Round the world in 20 unions

17 Nov 2014, By

Frances O’Grady has just finished a three-day marathon set of meetings at the L20 and G20 in Brisbane in the Australian state of Queensland. The G20 summit brings together the leaders of the world’s 20 most powerful economies, and the L20 has been created so that the trade union movements in those countries are able…

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FIFA’s magic wand tries to vanish the blood on Qatar’s hands

13 Nov 2014, By

Qatar might be feeling pretty pleased with itself today. A FIFA investigation into possible corruption, conducted by the former New York district attorney Michael García has, after he spent 18-months scrutinising the behaviour of all the bidding nations, found only minor concerns that “were not serious enough to warrant re-opening the process”. For those of…

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Remembrance Day: Justice for veterans with mesothelioma

11 Nov 2014, By

On Remembrance Day is is worth reflecting on those veterans who died, not on the battlefield, but because of diseases they contracted while serving in the military, and how we treat these people. I am thinking in particular of those who develop mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. It can…

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Swaziland: union repression throws thousands out of work

09 Nov 2014, By

The continued repression of trade union rights in Swaziland is about to claim even more casualties in the form of unemployment in the textile industry. The low labour standards and poverty wages that have attracted Taiwanese companies to set up shop in Africa’s last surviving feudal dictatorship have led to the US government suspending the…

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Workers in Gaza need practical help

09 Nov 2014, By

The TUC is planning to visit Gaza at the end of the month, to look at what we can do to help the working people there. Of course, the major contribution we’ll be able to make is political – like the General Council statement adopted by Congress, or supporting the call to recognise a Palestinian…

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Picturehouse Cinemas: Pay all your staff a living wage

07 Nov 2014, By

Staff at the Ritzy Picturehouse cinema in Brixton, London, have been fighting a long and difficult campaign to be paid a living wage. They’ve faced strong opposition from management and the threat of redundancies, but by standing strong with their union BECTU, they’ve managed to strike a deal that has seen their base rate of…

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