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#J10: The need to take action against poverty pay in public services

08 Jul 2014, By Guest

The Government has had local government pay and conditions squarely in its sights since 2010. A pay freeze in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and a punitive 1% pay cap ever since has sent the pay packets of local government and school workers plummeting back to the level of the 1990s.  This year’s pay offer would result in a cumulative real-term cut of almost 20%.  We…

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Solidarity with Iraq’s trade unions

29 Jun 2014, By

The TUC sends a message of solidarity to the brave independent trade unionists of Iraq facing the new threat presented by ISIS, on top of decades of repression by both Saddam Hussein and his successors. As one of the few non-sectarian institutions in Iraq, the trade union movement has much to lose from an upsurge…

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Union busting in Mexico continues

28 Jun 2014, By Guest

Once again we have seen the ugly face of union busting and the imposition of a ‘yellow union’ on a Mexican workforce demanding change, better pay and recognition of their chosen union. CB&I Matamoros sacked 350 workers after they went on strike on 3 June demanding better working conditions and representation by the metals and…

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Journalists condemn Egyptian sentences

24 Jun 2014, By Guest

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) have strongly condemned the decision of an Egyptian court to impose prison sentences on Al Jazeera journalists. Nairobi-based Al Jazeera English reporter, Australian Peter Greste; Al Jazeera English Cairo bureau chief, Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy; and Al Jazeera producer, Baher Mohamed, were sentenced to seven…

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