Category Archives: Employment Rights

TUC Organise 2020

Sign up now for loads of great on-line meetings…. https://www.tuc.org.uk/sign-organise-2020-events#.XvoAmc8Se6s.twitter

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The Brexit transition deadline will not be extended, says Gove. Can’t wait for the “Oven ready ambitious trade deal” they promised!

Michael Gove said yesterday that he informed his EU counterparts that the UK is not planning to extend the Brexit transition period beyond January 1st, the current date at which the UK must formally stop acting under EU trade and … Continue reading

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Unions call for Covid-19 risk checks by Keighley firms

Keighley News 15thMay 2020 By David Knights NOBODY should return to work without a Covid-19 risk assessment agreed with the workforce or union, say campaigners. Keighley Trades Union Council has warned that workers could become victims of Government policies being made … Continue reading

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Survey: Britons are “hungry for change, hungry for a new deal now and post COVID-19 crisis”

A new national poll on behalf of the Unite trade union today (Thursday 7th May) finds the country ‘hungry for major change’ to how our economy works and how key workers are rewarded. The poll, conducted in the run up to May Day 2020 reveals … Continue reading

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TUC Employment Rights After Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the underlying weakness of the UK’s employment laws and we can expect there will be demands from employers for ‘more flexibility’ or attempts to weaken the already weak employment laws. European and global trade unions … Continue reading

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Frances O’Grady: “We need a national council of reconstruction to rebuild the country”

This article first appeared in The Times Red Box, April 20th. By Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary Last week we watched one of our Second World War heroes, Captain Tom Moore, complete laps of his garden on a walking frame, … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Premiere of ‘Wapping – The Workers Story’

The Yorkshire premiere of the film “Wapping – the Workers’ Story” – see flyer below. Although the event is free, space is limited, so please do book by clicking here.

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Trade Agreements Will Impact On Wages And Working Conditions

By Sharon Graham, Unite Executive Officer,  January 31st, 2020 : The ‘cost of living crisis’ is showing no sign of coming to an end. Only now, over ten years after the financial crisis are wages in real terms returning to … Continue reading

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Assessing UK Trade Policy Readiness By David Henig

This is an excellent research/article by David Henig (@davidhenigUK) UK director of the European Centre For International Political Economy an independent policy think tank dedicated to trade and international economic policy issues (@ecipe) sets out the difficulties ahead for the … Continue reading

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Why You Should Be A Trade Unionist

Drawing on anecdotes from his own long involvement in the labour movement, McCluskey looks at the history of the trade unions, what they do and how they give a voice to working people, as democratic organisations. He considers the changing … Continue reading

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