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Steel Crisis: A Good First Step, But Government Must Steel Itself For Further Action

By Professor David Bailey It’s great news that the government seems to at last ‘get it’ and is ready to part-nationalise Tata’s UK steel assets and offer debt financing if a private buyer can be found. The business secretary, Sajid … Continue reading

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USA: Uber Settlement Designates Drivers As Contractors

First the good news: Uber the ‘ride sharing’ company has announced this week it had settled two class action lawsuits iand agreed to pay up to $100 million to workers in California and Massachusetts. The bad news: Uber gets to … Continue reading

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UPDATED: USA: Big Row Over Union Discussions With Airbandb

Discussions between the US union SEIU (Service Employees) and the web based short term home rental – accomodation platform Airbnb have created a major row in the US trade union movement. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is said to … Continue reading

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No To Coup In Brazil

Letter in The Guardian We are extremely concerned about the sustained efforts by sections of Brazil’s right wing opposition in Brazil to destabilise – and ultimately overthrow – its constitutional and elected government, including through attempting to impeach President Dilma … Continue reading

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Labour Needs To Get To Grips With The Digital Economy

As the digital revolution gathers at a rapidly increasing pace so is the growth of new forms of employment. One of these is ‘gig workers’ – for ‘one size fits all’ buzzword for anything from service workers to technology professionals – … Continue reading

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Say No To The Trade Union Bill – Produced by Unite Scotland

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Unite To Campaign To Remain In EU

Unite has announced that it will campaign for the country to remain a member of the European Union. The union’s 63-strong executive council, consisting of lay representatives drawn from workplaces across the UK, agreed that while the EU needs urgent … Continue reading

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Morning Star: 50th Anniversary Gig, 100 Club, London

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AFL-CIO Executive Council Statement on Volkswagen

Below is a statement from the AFL-CIO Executive Council on Volkswagen’s continuing refusal to bargain with UAW Local 42: The diesel emissions scandal at Volkswagen has called into question the principles the company has touted: environmental protection, sustainability and social … Continue reading

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TUC Report Outlines Workers’ Rights At Risk From ‘Brexit’

The TUC has published a report today that sets out which workers’ rights in the UK are underpinned by EU rules – and would therefore be at risk if the UK votes to leave the EU. UK Employment Rights and … Continue reading

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