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Are NGOs the answer to global poverty or climate change?

24 Aug, By

Earlier this month, a group of some of the most influential thinkers in global civil society wrote an open letter to their fellow NGO leaders. One of them, Danny Sriskandarajah, wrote about the letter in the Guardian shortly afterwards. They asked whether the growing – possibly now gargantuan – NGO movement has lost its way. Danny…

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British University teaching Qatar wrong lesson on workers’ rights

21 Aug, By

A British University operating in Qatar is under fire for ignoring the rights and conditions of workers providing it with essential services. University College London (UCL), angered those campaigning for rights for Qatar’s vast migrant workforce, including the University & College Union (UCU), when it said it would be “inappropriate” for them to review the…

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VIDEO: Professional Development for union officers

20 Aug, By

Professional development.  Often overlooked due to casework deadlines, campaign actions and the general day to day work of being a union officer. But it is important for union officers to continue professional development as part of building union capacity.

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Pride: a must-see film… Get free tickets here

15 Aug, By

Hilarious, tear-jerking, magnificent: all this, and a hymn to solidarity too. “Pride” is unique. Go see it, and remind yourself of why you are a trade unionist and why you believe in equality for all. You might also enjoy the sounds of the 80s (well, Bronski Beat anyway, in my case)! To be a miner…

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Amnesty International calls on Fiji to respect workers’ rights

10 Aug, By

One of the reasons the TUC works so closely with Amnesty International UK – we’re hoping to renew our memorandum of understanding at Congress next month – is because we have a reciprocal interest in each other’s work. Amnesty understands that workers’ rights are human rights, and we understand that if workers’ rights are being abused…

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ACT NOW! Swazi PM’s astonishing threat against union leader

08 Aug, By

UPDATE: the pressure on Swazi PM Barnabas Dlamini has forced him to withdraw his threat to throttle union leaders returning from Washington DC “unconditionally”. This comes after several days of pressure, including a call from the Speaker of the Parliament which Dlamini initially rejected. But there’s no reason to let up on the pressure: trade…

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