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TUC-DGB statement on PEGIDA-UK March this Saturday

26 Feb 2015, By

In the light of Saturday’s planned March in Newcastle-on-Tyne by the alleged British branch of the far right, anti-Islamic German organisation PEGIDA, I have agreed the following statement with my opposite number in Germany, Reiner Hoffman, President of the DGB. On behalf of working people and their communities in Britain and Germany, we believe that…

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Guatemala’s Wages See-Saw: minimum pay rights under threat

25 Feb 2015, By Guest

As British unions campaign for decent wages during Fair Pay Fortnight, Guatemala faces a threat to one of the few protections it has for workers –  the minimum wage. The attack is, bizarrely, embraced by some of the workers themselves. However, while the government pursues a race to the bottom, Guatemala’s unions are working hard to improve…

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How unions help their members win better pay

24 Feb 2015, By

Joining together to win a better deal for members is the cornerstone of a trade union’s work. For Fair Pay Fortnight, we’ve rounded up some recent stories of how unions are making a real difference to their members’ pay packets. GMB: Pay rise and summer bonus for 2,500 airport staff Many workers in ground handling…

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Trade union members accused after losing leader in bomb blast

21 Feb 2015, By

A deadly terrorist attack rocked Mogadishu in Somalia yesterday when a female suicide bomber working as a receptionist blew herself up at the Central Hotel during Friday prayers. 25 people were killed and more than 40 people wounded. Two of the dead were prominent trade unionists, and 5 were hotel workers (as well as seven staff wounded),…

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What’s REALLY bugging Eurozone hardliners about Syriza?

18 Feb 2015, By

The brinkmanship and rhetoric surrounding the renegotiation of Greece’s memorandum with the Troika was ramped up this week as a meeting of Eurozone finance ministers on Monday broke up without agreement. Both sides accused the other of intransigence, although the new Greek government has offered to compromise and negotiate, and was ready to accept a…

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