Category Archives: Employment Rights

Support Birmingham Bin Men This Sunday

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US Unions & Trump’s NAFTA Renegotiations

NAFTA is back in the spotlight 23 years after it became law. Donald Trump pledged to withdraw from it. Instead he’s seeking to renegotiate it (in secret). The first round of talks wrapped up August 20th. The AFL-CIO’s top trade … Continue reading

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Highly Respected Trade Unionist ‘Sacked’ From EHRC Board

Sarah Veale, a highly respected trade unionist has been effectively dismissed by the Minister of Women and Equalities Justine Greening from her position on the board of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Sarah Veale, who was awarded a CBE … Continue reading

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Brexit: The EU Thinks We Have A “Cunning Plan”

Reports from the EU say some of the EU 27 think that the UK has hatched a cunning plan behind the shambles currently afflicting the Government and our UK negotiating team! This helpful little guide was posted by an “anonymous … Continue reading

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Mr. Fox Goes To Washington – Why?

UK trade secretary Liam Fox MP is visted Washington, D.C. on Monday, 24th July for talks with the US administration on a future UK-US trade deal. As representatives of working people on both sides of the Atlantic, we want to … Continue reading

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Brexit Chickens Coming Home To Roost

“The Brexit chickens are coming home to roost”  a prominant person in the automotive industry told me during a discussion about the announcement by Michel Barnier that the UK would not benefit one jot from being outside of the single … Continue reading

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Macron Hopes To Use French Summer Holidays To Drive Through Labour Reforms

The new French President Emmanuel Macron has said he intends to reform France’s labour laws before the end of this summer after meeting unions and telling them he ‘intends to act swiftly’. Macron warned during his presidential campaign that he … Continue reading

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Unite warns voters ‘Tories are no friends of the North’

The Conservative Party is ‘no friend of the North’ but instead the party of the ‘leafy shires and the lucky few’, Unite the country’s largest union is warning. Billboards carrying that message will appear across the North of England today … Continue reading

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Labour’s Workers Charter

At last a radical employment rights programme set out by the Labour Party – can anyone disagree with these proposals? LABOUR’S WORKERS CHARTER Give all workers equal rights from day one, whether part-time or full-time, temporary or permanent – so … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: Manufacturing Matters

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