Category Archives: Employment Rights

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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It’s The Media, Stupid! Policies For Media Reform Conference

It’s The Media, Stupid! Post Election Policies For  Media Reform Henry Moore Room, Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA Saturday 8 February, 11.00am – 5.00pm PROGRAMME 10.15-11.00 – Registration Coffee, tea and biscuits 11.00-12.00 – The Media and the … Continue reading

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Labour Will Be On The Side Of Workers – Laura Pidcock MP

By Laura Pidcock Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights “So many people’s working lives are dominated by low pay, insecurity and powerlessness. It is a sign of this broken system that many people – and not just the lowest … Continue reading

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For A Europe With A Future – by Wolfgang Lemb

Excellent book edited by my comrade Wolfgang Lemb of the IG Metall trade union in Germany. Available on some book sellers sites. “One thing is increasingly obvious since the European Elections of May 2019: The centrifugal forces within the EU … Continue reading

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IndustriALL Europe makes the case for collective bargaining in new campaign

The giant European trade union federation IndustriAll Europe, which covers 7m manufacturing, mining and energy workers has launched a campaign which aims to demonstrate the positive impact of collective bargaining in delivering a better life for working people. The campaign … Continue reading

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