From the TUC

Colombian trade union leader free at last

16 Jan 2017, By

Three and a half years ago, Colombian agriculture union leader Huber Ballesteros was on his way to the British Embassy in Bogota to collect his visa to visit the UK to speak at the 2013 TUC Congress. He was arrested and detained under trumped-up charges of rebellion and financing terrorism, based on false testimony and…

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What has globalisation ever done for the workers?

15 Jan 2017, By Guest

Some workers laid off by Goodyear tyres in Wolverhampton recently compared their treatment to their sisters and brothers in Germany and France. They credited German workers for reaping the benefits of a resilient industrial strategy and strong social dialogue – especially in respect of ensuring workforce planning on apprenticeships and skills. And they tipped their hats…

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Commission says no to stronger protection on health and safety

11 Jan 2017, By

The European Commission have finally released details of what they are proposing to do on health and safety regulation in the coming years. Yesterday they released a communication which contained their response to a review of all 24 European health and safety directives that was produced in 2015, but has only just been published. You…

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Kazakhstan unions need our support

30 Dec 2016, By

The TUC has joined a campaign launched by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) to call on the government of Kazakhstan to respect the rights of workers in the country to form and join trade unions of their choice, in line with international law, following a series of government interventions to deregister the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions…

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A million Christmas workers

23 Dec 2016, By

The arrival of the festive season is a well-deserved break for most of us from a busy year. It’s a good excuse to put our feet up, relax, indulge in our favourite food and drinks and spend it with loved ones. However, while so many of us will be tucking into our favourite Christmas lunches…

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The only connection between winter strikes is employers who won’t negotiate

20 Dec 2016, By

Following industrial action in Southern Rail, Post Offices and other companies over the last week, the usual suspects have been coming out to denounce strikes. Some Conservative backbenchers have called for new legislation to ban strikes in important industries. Some right wing commentators have been claiming the strikes are a co-ordinated campaign. These are some serious…

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