From the TUC
Chuck Jones

We’re with Chuck: we’ll stand with him against Trump – #ImWithChuck

10 Dec 2016, By

Usually stories about online abuse are – as in this week’s case concerning Labour MP Luciana Berger – about threatening public figures. But in today’s topsy-turvy world, the latest twitter outrage is about a famous, powerful person abusing someone of more humble means. I’m talking about President Elect Trump’s despicable attack on the leader of a steelworkers’…

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An IndustriALL campaign poster defending the victims of a crackdown on lawful protest in Nicaragua

Nicaragua dances to South Korean tune as union protest is criminalised

09 Dec 2016, By

Nicaragua’s good recent reputation on union freedom and workers’ rights has taken a massive blow as twelve workers, including young union activists, face gaol after riot police stormed their protest at an Enterprise Processing Zone (EPZ) in the country’s capital, Managua. EPZs, already subject to criticism from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Committee on Global…

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‘Tis the season… for the work Christmas party

09 Dec 2016, By

For many of us, the annual Christmas party is a highlight of the work social calendar. A chance to pop on a little black dress or dust off our dancing shoes. A chance to catch up with colleagues – or avoid Dave from accounts. And a chance to have a few drinks and unwind after…

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Should Brexit be left to politicians and mandarins?

04 Dec 2016, By

The online media platform reporting on EU matters, euractiv.com, has published a list of the 50 most influential people in the Brexit debate. Angela Merkel tied with Theresa May for top spot, which is unsurprising.  Nearly half of the people on the list are British, but a majority are not, which demonstrates just how much the…

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