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Trade Unions

A trade union (British English), labour union (Canadian English) or labor union (American English) is an organization of workers that have banded together to achieve common goals such as higher pay, increasing the number employees an employer hires, and better working conditions.

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Latest: The General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Patricia King, has said that Budget 2018 sh...
Interviewing Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions on ARISE on WPFW 89.3FM today.
Conservative politician saying the Labour surge is due to Left-Wing activists & Trade Unions. 1st sensible thing a…
2- Not getting registered : as a beginner you should register with Trade Unions/ Professional body/CAC.
That sentiment reminds me of trade unions.. Sorry, as you were :-)
Blacks, who needs from the trade unions, thus defines the dictatorial government.
Agree. when he had a huge majority missed a key opportunity to reform and face down trade unions.
When you have a clearer understanding of what NATO is/…
Trade unions have failed to attract the next generation. Might have come up with a plan to change that? https:/…
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'A right to request guaranteed hours from an exploitative boss is no right at all for many workers':
Does the PP have power to investigate trade unions. Because honestly their getting away with a lot…
If you want the State and the Trade Unions to rule your life from cradle to Grave then if you vote Labour you will get your wish
Explain the role of ACAS. Explain the role of trade unions?. Explain the responsibility of employers to employees in the workplace.
"State deliberately destroyed three significant pillars of our society - student unions, trade unions and coffee ***
Having an itinerate workforce of millions is disastrous for trade unions but the unions were, th…
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Likely to be unions, the levy for which is opt in. So in effect millions of trade unionists
Yes good idea. Get support from Pro-vice Chancellor for student support CU. May be worth seeing if the NHS or trade…
love how u can analyze policy separate from all context. Hitler may have banned trade unions...but loo…
Trade Unions represented millions and donated to Labour and the Tories cried foul. Tories backed by milli…
"No Apartheid...Support the fundraising for the African National Congress & the South African Congress of Trade Unions"…
ally with other domestic labor unions to fight domestic and foreign trade policies counter to US free markt and personal right, freedm
ITF gs Steve Cotton on trade unions as the voice of workers
A mirror vision of industrial failure – the UK lorry trade | Polly Toynbee
"Buy American" campaigns have done more to intensify xenophobia than improve workers' conditions.
Crackdown on zero-hours contracts in review for Theresa May is virtually worthless, say trade unions
Nigeria's first or more trade unions are living in the country's battleground states and economies, the American Defense Secretary says.
In 1863, a meeting was held at the Manchester Free Trade Hall. It would decide the future of the industry, trade unions,…
World Federation of Trade Unions solidarity statement with the farmers in India
Never forget that in 1938 the protest of workers against the conditions of colonial society that set the stage for organi…
Supporting the struggle for free and independent trade unions in
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Why the ZERO PROMOTION problem of Direct SSEs is not being solved by ? Is there a nexus between Trade Unions & R…
A week to go to book launch on Left-of-Centre Parties & Trade Unions. Tickets available on…
Kogi State officials and the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Trade Unions of Tertiary Institutions signed these on 24th Mar…
The newly registered South African Federation of Trade Unions is set to be a game changer, says
New Australian Council of Trade Unions secretary Sally McManus says she does not see a problem with workers brea...
ACTU boss happy for workers to break 'unjust laws' - New Australian Council of Trade Unions secretary Sally McM...
LATEST: The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is calling on the Government to tackle our gender pay gap.
adopts retaliatory measures after the recent UN Resolution (WFTU - World Federation of Trade Unions)
World Federation of Trade Unions calls for solidarity initiatives for the freedom of Colombian trade unionist.
.Yeah! What the *** have Trade Unions ever done for us?
bias has potential to hurt super system (ACTU - Australian Council of Trade Unions)
My mate Sam Oldham, wrote on: Trade Unions, Worker Cooperatives & the Climate Crisis
Zim trade union urges citizens to defy protest ban The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions has called for citizens t…
I hope the PLP and Angela Eagle pull back from the brink of initiating civil war in Labour. Members and Trade Unions don…
Sports Direct shows laws not protecting Workers.Only the Trade Unions can. This is WHY we NEED remove the trade unions bill.
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French Trade Unions do things different to British Trade Unions when it comes to actions of Solidarity.
Belgian Trade Unions in General Strike against “Labour Reforms” Proposed by Government via
Videos: report on the of Nationalist trade unions -Statements. More:
Robert Fisk calls for a PhD student to write their dissertation on the role of trade unions in the Arab revolutions
Young worker and LGBT? Unions campaigning have won many rights for young LGBT workers.
How are trade unions able to negotiate pay increases just in time for a referendum? There is supposed to be austerity in the public sector!
Protest meeting near ILO in Geneva ...against the coup in Brazil...unions united against fascism
Trade unions around the world stand with Brazil and say:
Trade Unions say remain and fight for change!
New on 'Learning to Love the Government - Trade Unions and Late Adoption of the Minimum Wage'
356 European human rights organisations, church groups, trade unions and political parties call on the EU to support their…
Greens, Labour, Left Unity, trade unions & others are arguing for but first we need to https…
Trade union members should vote to stay in the EU | Important contribution by 10 trade unions in today's https:…
A shameless and disgraceful comment from the leader of one of our largest trade unions
Trade unions have won huge advances for workers down the years.Our leaders trash this when they say we can't defend ourselve…
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Belgian Trade Unions Prepare for General Strike against “Labour Reforms” Proposed by the Federal Government
Most politicians, trade unions, bankers and civil servants would prefer us to remain in the EU. For *their* interests. No…
"We urge our members to vote Remain" - General Secretaries of 10 trade unions representing millions of people.
Leaving the EU would allow a Tory government to dismantle workers’ rights says unions.
SFTU. San Fran Tenants' Union or (Tech Uni) . Swiss Fed of Trade Unions (or Shanghai). Southern Farmers Tenant Un. Stoned from the Underground
Journalists have less trust in religious leaders&trade unions than in gov, military and police
European trade unions campaign to stop cancer at work
They did, the trade unions tipped the balance!
14. Ukraine's free trade unions, who are no lovers of so-called 'neo-liberalism',' want the country in the EU
The big story on Russian Trade Unions trans into Eng courtesy Must read.
outlined his vision for a fairer to include Trade Unions | Stuart Davies
and trade unions have been wasting their time all these years, eh? Utter rubbish. You know makes sense
Even in Britain, the trade unions tell me that employment contracts have le...
Amid a remarkable local and international participation, the Sudan Workers Trade Unions Federation…
Some of people killed by Ukrainian nazi gangs in the House of Trade Unions. God bless you heroes. . https:…
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Major trade and industrial unions endorsed Clinton even as he was getting ready to sign the job killer.
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Sunday Keynote Lee Cheuk-Yan, Gen-Sec of Hong Kong Confed of Trade Unions, is here!
So you lose several £thousand in funding both from loss of maj of members & several trade unions and you fight an election how?
With deaths linked to asbestos growing, trade unions have called for a ban on asbestos materials
What have the Trade Unions done for us? via
delegation to for the May 2nd to those killed at the House of Trade on May 2, 2014
take place among the Working Class...the Trade Unions will catch up with the Mass Party..we go forward with confidence..
Not all trade unions back a 3rd runway. Should they? Discussion with leading trade unionists. 17th May. Details:
More R's than D's voted 4 the deal, as the trade pact was vehemently opposed by labor unions.
Hooray trade unions, time for and to make this case loud and clear. no
In the debate, why are the unions on the Remain side? .
11/ Growth Hack: Use trade associations/unions to approach an industry/market for super-targeted opportunities.
On the 4th May the Trade Unions Act 2016 gained Royal Assent, however, it is not yet known when the new rules will come into effect.
One of the companies blacklisting workers for belonging to a trade unions was Skanska - it was a SPONSOR OF... https:/…
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Growth or redistribution? Unemployment our challenge! Trade unions irrelevant. They do not represent the poor...
Trade unions support for good reasons: jobs, prosperity, workers' rights, peace
Her: Go deeper. Me: Trade unions are being demonised by the government therefore leaving workers vulnerable to exploitatio…
European & Canadian trade unions agree: needs more work :
European and Canadian trade unions agree. should not be signed . read here why:
'Historic victory' for trade unions in multi million pound litigation.
French police clash with demonstrators in Paris during a May Day parade organised by trade unions to protest against a con…
And people question the importance of Trade Unions!!! Blacklisted workers win £10m payout from construction firms
Seniors remember your shirts for yearbook pictures tomorrow. Shirts from colleges, trade schools, the military, unions…
ETUI lunchtime debate on social pillar. Esther Lynch about the need of a clear strategy for the trade unions
Schools, the NHS, the BBC, trade unions, the sick and disabled: all under attack by the needs to pull its finger out!
Greek workers, led by communists & militant trade unions, provide European workers a real life example of going beyond bourgeois politics,..
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What demonstrate in mobilising for Saturday is trade unions are reliable partners in They must be included, though!
No Tories are anti-Scotland in education, health, welfare, defence, EU relations, Industry, trade unions, we DO NOT agree
Hitler b/c chancellor of Germany in 1933 & the terror began. NAZIS SEIZE CONTROL OF TRADE UNIONS
Central trade unions call for nationwide protest on April 29 over Finance Ministry's move to reduce EPF interest rate to…
In case you missed it: Loud opposition by unions to secretly negotiated trade and investment agreements
Majority of trade unions as well as biz &'s no secret, it's a reality: UK =
Violations of workplace rights in a 'widespread' problem, trade unions believe
TRIBUTE TO MAMA LUCY MUTHONI KIBAKI, EGH. The Central Organisation of Trade Unions, COTU (K) on behalf of the...
Take a look at (Trade Unions) their fight for fair-play in the work-place. and then look at the lack of both today.
Trade Unions have been an essential force for social change …
The night before Congress! Two very busy days ahead with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions! Great stories!
For sure Communists would have disappeared and Trade Unions would have ceased to exist. - Bulgaria Vice President, minister attend Teachers’ Trade Unions on the Balkans for Peace conference
Attended 31st Plenary Session of INTUC at Talkatora Stadium, Delhi.Workers&Trade Unions are the backbone of nation. ht…
From Childhood to Retirement, Females are Earning Less - According to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (A...
says it's & trade unions that provide training for disabled, women & BME workers that employers don't.
Leadership 101 u know this Bro!!, even with that we have trade unions we have a structure, it shud be respected   10% Off
We need trade deals like TPP. We just need unions included at the negotiating table.
Please sign petition to Protect Trade Unionists in Honduras from Assassination
The 1927 Act remained a cause célèbre for the Trade Unions until its repeal. Will the be the same?
‘OTHER trade unions should take action to support us and defend the NHS and I really hope we are all going to come together over this'
Panel Q&A: Pensions and retirement age? Meetings planned with trade unions coming months and statement 2 folow
Workshop in Washington on "Trade Unions, Income inequality and Inclusion" with
Abolish NGT...they are behaving like trade unions of Bengal
Clinton promised unions she'd oppose the Colombia trade deal, but new emails show her lobbying 4 it https:…
Warning! Warning! To Trade Unions and Pension Funds they are after the again!
Report recommends programmes based on binding standards, transparency & engagement with trade unions
'Otherwise a ‘Black Day’ for the disabled will be followed by a ‘Blacker Day’ for the trade unions!'
If Drumpf had issues with China & trade agreements, why are most of his products being made in China? Wanna make USA great, support unions.
A chance for the trade unions to lead the EU referendum debate.
The troubled history of 1927 shows that a majority Conservative government can pass legislation to curb the unions:
My understanding that unions were already cranky/wary of Hillary re trade issues, but (shrug)
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MARGARET RENN stunning story at . The Marikana Massacre - South Africa's trade unions in a time of crisis
just from political parties but from trade unions as well. “In view of the representations received, the government would
Thursday protest at meeting organised by joint trade unions
15 million migrant workers to join China's trade unions this year
If the FG allows these trade unions to have Powers and be gaining grounds everyday then there's always gonna be a problem with the NNPC
fabulous Siobhan Endean rallies conference -an attack on trade unions is an attack on women. Better in a union
It's time for Buhari to introduce some real politik tactics for both National assembly and these funny trade unions . No kidding.
women 54% of trade union membership. An attack on Trade unions is an attack on women
Picketing with lots of trade unions outside UCLH. Thanks for supporting us
The trade unions would be straight on the job; what a load of biased drivel!
Trade Unions are backing Brexit-how any trade union can back the EU is a joke it ruined the British working class http…
The Tory Government are attacking trade unions to attack workers rights. Stop the anti Trade Union bill.
The last time strong trade unions circled the jobs for life wagons gave us the 1970s. Does anyone think that helped anybody?
Thursday at 1pm, part of talks series on social life in 1916, Mary Muldowney will speak on life for women; in work, tr…
We want to hear from individuals companies & trade unions associated to UK Pls RT/DM
Why is pay stuck? Weaker trade unions: no more jobs for life: at least there are jobs. Economists explain:.
I blame Irish Trade Unions as much as authoritarian patriarchal capitalists for the continuing vulnerability and abuse of domestic workers..
French students and trade unions staged protest marches across the country on Wednesday against far-reaching labor…
Progressive leadership should begin in our student unions, trade unions & welfare organisations
Republicans trade away jobs,kill unions and reduce tax for the wealthy. That's a formula for Donald Trump. Reaganism is dead.
What have Trade Unions done for women? Well, 30% extra pay isn't bad...
Two populists won in Michigan. Labor unions, trade deals and desperation would make you amenable to accepting a false prophet too.
Delegates to the World Federation of Trade Unions visited destroyed villages MAT LC - YouTube
The All China Federation of Trade Unions has 280 million members...
President receives Secretary General of World Federation of Trade Unions at
-A press conference on the visit to LC delegation of the World Federation of Trade Unions
New Zealand - The former Council of Trade Unions president is dying of cancer and had sought permission through... https:/…
Trade Unions start acting in there's a novel concept >>>.
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More have joined the of Trade Unions (in their
Umbrella Union of Trade Unions in West Africa OTUWA Relocates headquarters from Guinea to Nigeria...
Sunday penalty rates should be cut in certain sectors, report recommends: Australian Council of Trade Unions s...
in Trouble in Negotiations with Trade Unions - Prensa Latina
Police taskforce with into Trade Unions charges 2 Vic men with 1 count blackmail each. In court Tuesday
Social Services Europe and Trade Unions call for action to unlock job creation potential of the sector. Now.
THE Zambia Congress of Trade Unions says President Edgar Lungu should stop blaming the unions for the mine job...
Tonights piece. Peter Costello wades in over his head on Trade Unions for News Ltd.
First, Charities. Then the & Trade Unions. Now the House of Lords. and would crush an…
ITUC accepts Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan as a new member: In September 2014, the Federation of T...
WFTU present at the 21st Congress of Greek Pensioners: Τhe World Federation of Trade Unions was r...
- Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) to continue China FTA assault
Bill Shorten's outrage over "tax avoidance" would be far more believable if Trade Unions didn't enjoy tax exempt status. Just sayin.
"One of Mussolini & Hitlers first actions was to ban free Trade Unions" Alan Johnson
Interesting. Trade Unions stay put in mother company's country & mobilising local support fr reinstatement back home.
Summary of the dispute between the Teachers Service Commission & the Teachers' Trade Unions
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Summary of the dispute between Teachers Service Commission and the Teachers' Trade Unions
Old Etonians are vindictively punishing Trade Unions and they have the cheek to accuse labour of practising class war
Tony Abbotts' idea of transparency and Jurisprudence. Commissioner heading Royal Commission into Trade Unions to...
We will challenge Labour Act: ZCTU THE biggest labour union in the country, Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZC…
Londoners right behind on Trade Unions bill, curtailing public sector walkouts.
Statement from ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver regarding the Royal Commission into Trade Unions
Vavi says there are more than 170 Trade Unions outside COSATU,in which sectors are they Organising?
| The proposal was first suggested by the JA Confederation of Trade Unions. J$4K per month. |
Well done on the living wage in Ireland perhaps you would now give your workers the right to collective bargaining in Trade Unions.
Sajid Javid, the business secretary, seems to think that Trade Unions and Working People are two deprecate things.
Off to County Clare this week for a conference of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. With folks from ICTU Youth and Belfast Trades Council.
- Reform of 457 visa would create 7000 jobs according to Australian Council of Trade Unions
Trade Unions well represented at Marriage Equality March today. 😎👍
Good analogy for why the Tories want to destroy what ever power Trade Unions still have
County Governments do not register Trade Unions, they cannot question their existence..
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Union president speaks out about lung cancer battle: Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly has spoken ...
When it comes to debating the legitimacy of Trade Unions, I defer to Pope Francis.
Trade Unions: "We will have to unite like never before to fight for the alternative to cuts"
.On behalf of Trade Unions and all there members thanks . Solidarity to all union Members in disputes all o…
Instead of being pro or con Trade agreements aka pro or con domestic & foreign oriented capitalists,Democrats should fight for Trade Unions!
Right2Water and the Dublin Council of Trade Unions will be hosting a joint demonstration on Friday, May 1st in...
Now: Oukhum Bounsayeng of Laos Federation of Trade Unions provides insights on social protection issues in Laos.
20 years of the World Federation of Trade Unions in 1965 - почта СССР, old stamp 3740 from Soviet Union in 1965...
Presidential election in Kazakhstan: does country need changes?: … Federation of Trade Unions of Kazakhstan. ...
FTU calls on pan-dems to take 'brave step': The pro-government Federation of Trade Unions (FTU) urged the oppo...
Ken Clarke the man who flogs Tobacco to kids in the Far East and attacked Trade Unions in UK
Laws and Bare Acts of India: Section 57 - The Maharashtra Recognition of Trade Unions and Prevention of...
Book Review: The Power to Dismiss: Trade Unions and the Regulation of Job Security in Western Europe
"On behalf of the Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, public sector workers engaged...
Authorities of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti commend the three Trade Unions on the suspension of their 2- month old strike action...
Vavi will not attend CEC: NATIONAL NEWS - Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) General Secretary Zwelinzima Va...
Confederation of Trade Unions to Demand Shares for Active and Retired Interior Ministry...
Aneurin Bevan. Architect of The NHS. Elected with Trade union support. THAT'S what Trade Unions have done for us. http:/…
Trade Unions not convinced by this promise from IAG not to sell the Aer Lingus slots at Heathrow. Niall Shanahan joins me now on…
It is the main problem with the Trade Unions in India that they put unreasonable and unjustified demands before...
Ukrainian Donbass Ordinary - The full video of the House of Trade Unions !:
Trade Unions are packed full of evil scary people, not like those caring decent folk currently leading the Tory Party http:…
So, Mamata Banerjee having Investors Summit on a day of Strike by Trade Unions. This happens when u hv NO Effective PR…
The speech Sally Hawkins gives to the Trade Unions in Made in Dagenham is possibly the most empowering monologue I've seen. Just amazing.
Workers of the Revolutionary Council of Trade Unions and other underground organizations under the National Democratic Front of the Philippines staged a lightning rally in downtown Manila Friday morning to mark the 46th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines.
Learn from RSS, how to make inroads into every walk of life. - Prakash Karat to Trade Unions.
Lots of police on "Federation of Trade Unions" school bus breaking the idling law outside Hutchison House.
You have a very warped view of Trade Unions. Like Police Federation they work to protect members interests
CPM's Prakash Karat is the latest. He has 'urged Trade Unions to learn from the way the RSS has made inroads into every walk of life.'
My article in the City Press of yesterday A GIANT FALLS “A giant is born today. Let no one stand in its way.” So said Cyril Ramaphosa at the launch of the Congress of Trade Unions (Cosatu) almost 30 years ago. Little did he know that just as he played a historic role in bringing together different trade unions of different political persuasion, he would play a role in the disintegration of Cosatu. It is now common knowledge that the Cosatu Central Executive Committee (CEC) took a decision to expel its biggest affiliate from the federation reasons for which still have to be fully explained. While its impact and implications still have to play out, there are areas that stand out as having an effect on Cosatu, the shop floor, the economy and governance. Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, who is under investigation for a separate matter relating to a sexual liaison with a junior employee, refused to be party to a press conference to pronounce on the CEC decision. He refused to sign the letter to Nu ...
Cosatu to lose millions over Numsa split – By Sapa Johannesburg - The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) will lose more than R1m a month in affiliation fees after its central executive committee decided to expel Numsa. "The only thing we did - in order to be a member in good standing in Cosatu - was to pay an affiliation fee," National Union of Metalworkers of SA treasurer Mphumzi Maqungo said on Tuesday. Numsa's estimate of R1 022 000 a month was based on a R2.92 affiliation fee from each of its estimated 350 000 members. This meant Cosatu could lose R12 264 000 a year without Numsa. Numsa also paid R38 000 towards the shop steward magazine, Maqungo said. Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven said the issue of finances was "a matter that Cosatu is still looking at". The Cosatu CEC decided to expel Numsa at meeting which ran into the early hours of Saturday morning. During the meeting Numsa presented its argument to Cosatu on why it should not be expelled, but this did not stop its ousting by 33 votes .. ...
Refugee struggle: Police forces evicts today squated office from the German Federation of Trade Unions
Zuma appoints new BEE council They are: - Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies; - Susan Shabangu, Minister of Women in the presidency; - Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant; - Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi; - Zingiswa Losi, the second deputy president of the Congress of SA Trade Unions; - Tantaswa Fubu, president of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of SA; - Puleng Tsebe, deputy chairman of Disabled People SA; - Sandile Zungu, vice-president of the Black Business Council; - Clive Manci, member of the Board of Business Unity SA; - Eltie Links, chairman of Doing Business in Africa at the Stellenbosch Graduate School of Business; - Chantyl Mulder, senior executive for professional development and transformation at the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants; - Lefadi Makibinyane, CEO of the Council for Consulting Engineers SA; - Thami Mazwai, executive chairman of Mtiya Dynamics; - Yershen Pillay, chairman of the National Youth Development Agency; - Sankie Mthembi-Mahanyele, former h ...
Remember Social Partnership, that creation dreamed up by a Fianna Fáil government in 1987 led by Charles Haughey, with Ray MacSharry as Minister for Finance and Bertie Ahern as Minister for Labour? Social Partnership involved an agreed structure for negotiations between the government, employers representatives and trade unions affiliated with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. The principle objective was to create a trade-off of modest wage increases on one side and reduced taxes on the other (business) side. It was seen as a novel approach to industrial relations. But it wasn't. It is difficult to understand how no-one in 1987, including trade union leaders, academics, journalists and what few leftist politicians there were to be found, either knew about or felt the need to reveal that that corporative association of government, business and trade unions, had essentially been invented by the other Il Duce, Benito Mussolini (Haughey also enjoying that title bestowed on him by one of his senior acolytes ...
Is about salary negotiations through Trade Unions or not?Collective power is key to protect bargaining power
YES!! PLEASE SHARE FAR AND WIDE: BDS Victory at the Port of Long Beach - Israeli ship Zim Haifa stopped from unloading The Israeli owned ship Zim Haifa arrived in Southern California early this morning (Saturday, August 23). The ship was scheduled to be unloaded today at Pier A of the Port of Long Beach. Over 250 people from throughout Southern California took part in the Community Picket at the entrance to the Pier called by the Block The Boat - LA Coalition. We were there to show strong community support for the recent call by the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) asking workers around the world to stand in solidarity with Palestinian workers, particularly those in Gaza who have been targeted so brutally by Israel over the last month, by refusing to handle Israeli goods. We were asking Dock Workers from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to stand in solidarity with their Palestinian sisters and brothers and ...
Palestine unions call on to stop Israel’s war crimesCPI / 14 mins ago August 1, 2014The Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU), in a press release Thursday, called upon the international human rights organizations to “stop the destruction and war against the Palestinian people in Gaza.…
In London, trade unions organise a big peace demo in Trafalgar Square. The Telegraph doesn't think much of it
1st August 2014 Dear Shri Narendra Singh Tomar ji, It is being learnt from the newspaper reports that the Govt of India is going to bring about number of bills for amendment of various labour laws viz., The Factories Act, The Apprenticeship Act, The Labour Laws(Exemption from Furnishing Returns & Maintenance of Registers by Certain Establishments) Amendment Bill etc. You may please note that in your meeting with central trade unions held on 24th June 2014, all the unions demanded detailed and prior consultation with the trade unions on the matter before finalization of any proposal of amendment of labour laws directly affecting or effecting the workers and you kindly assured the CTUOs’ representatives in that matter. But no such consultation has yet taken place reflecting an undemocratic unilateralism on the part of Government in the matter. Same unilateralism has also been reflected in the matter of dissolving the industrial tripartite committees in the area of Plantation, Road Transport, Sales Promot ...
Extracted from an excellent Peter Arnott article, David Cameron agreed to our holding this referendum, Yes or No…you decide, he said. But the one thing we’re NOT going to do is talk about it. We won’t negotiate what an independent Scotland might MEAN in the 21st century. We won’t ask or answer any interesting questions about the prospects for the British State. Most of all, we will not pre-negotiate. We will not talk. About currency, about economics, about welfare, about defence, about Europe. We will of course then criticize the Yes campaign for not having the answers to questions they can’t possibly answer unless we negotiate with them. But that’s just politics. The crucial thing that the *** question of Yes or No was supposed to prevent was…talk. Talk between us about democracy. About secret agreements to renew Trident in the Holy Loch without discussion in Westminster, let alone Scotland. To enter into trade agreements that will prevent national or international governments or trade un . ...
PRESS RELEASE IMMINENT CRISIS IN THE HEALTH SECTOR The attention of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has been drawn to the publication (Advertorial) by the Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in various newspapers including social media from the 9th of April to 30th of May, 2014. Whereas the Publications would have been ignored for obvious lack of credence and immaturity aptly demonstrated by the NMA and its appendages, on a second thought, the leadership of JOHESU, considered the inherent danger such malice, misinformation, such publications if not corrected, could impact on the uninformed public and resolved to respond, if only to refute the unguarded and unprofessional utterances of the groups, not to mention the level of absurdity the issues raised epitomize, which further stretched the incredibility to an agonizing crescendo. The issues taken point to point with rebuttal, are as follows: 1. Threat of Nation-wide Strike and the Chibok Girls NMA and ...
July 30, 1942: Management of Soviet trade unions issues a decree on collecting warm clothes for the Red Army
Address by Zwelinzima Vavi, COSATU General Secretary, to the Free State/N Cape Regional Congress of SACCAWU, Bloemfontein, 2 August 2014 Thank you for inviting me to address this important Congress of one of our most militant unions. Shop, hotel, casino and catering workers are at the sharp end of our campaign to organise the most vulnerable workers and put an end to poverty pay, casualisation, labour broking, and all the other hardships which you face every working day. Let me remind you of our own ambitions by quoting the Freedom Charter so that as we mark the 20th anniversary of our democracy we can measure our progress against the real aspirations of our people. The Freedom Charter said: "There shall be work and security. All who work shall be free to form trade unions, to elect their officers and make wage agreements with their employers; The state shall recognise the right and duty of all to work, and to draw full unemployment benefits; Men and women of all races shall receive equal pay for equal wo ...
An amazing piece by -Feminism can learn a lot about solidarity from trade unions:
1st August 2014 Shri Prithviraj Chavan The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mantralaya Mumbai – 400 032 Dear Shri Prithviraj Chavan ji, I am writing this letter with much shock and anguish on the national disaster and tragedy causing death of more than 200 Adivasi men, women and children and wiping out of the entire Malin village in Ambegaon in Pune district of your State due to landslide triggered by heavy rains. It is reported that your government had had adequate warning months before when repeated smaller landslips had occurred. Yet, no preventive measures were taken by the government. The flow of the backwaters of the nearby Dimbha dam may be one of the causes. Yet, recently, JCP heavy machines were being used on the hillside under MNREGA under Padkai scheme in gross violation of the Act. Despite strong opposition by the local Adivasis the government did not prohibit their use. My organization, the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) urges you to institute an impartial enquiry to the causes leading t ...
THE ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN INDEPENDENCE NEW PAPER TODAY. Now diplomacy has failed, boycotting Israel might be the only way we can protect the people of Gaza The Israeli government has already proven that it fears international isolation: Israel has lost its grip on reality. The death toll in Gaza stands at well over a thousand and continues to rise by the day. The coastal strip has been reduced to rubble. Rather than celebrating Eid this week, Palestinians in Gaza have been burying their dead. Jon Snow’s poignant message after his return from Gaza on Channel 4 news was heart-breaking. He had been reporting from Al Shifa hospital where he saw many horrific injuries and scores of dead children. He ended his report with this plea to the public: “If our reporting is worth anything, if your preparedness to listen and watch and read is anything to go by, then together we can make a difference." This latest massacre of Palestinians has been well documented, with every death recorded and every bombing filmed. A ...
And they say trade unions have too much power. Is it because they want to improve the lot of the working person? Oh I get it now!!!
While Grayling makes speeches about trade unions, his own department admits he is failing on a massive scale
Letter That Albert Einstein Sent to the New York Times 1948, Protesting the Visit of Menachem Begin Einstein Letter Warning Of Zionist Facism In Israel Letters to the Editor New York Times December 4, 1948 TO THE EDITORS OF THE NEW YORK TIMES: Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the "Freedom Party" (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization in Palestine. The current visit of Menachem Begin, leader of this party, to the United States is obviously calculated to give the impression of American support for his party in the coming Israeli elections, and to cement political ties with conservative Zionist elements in the United States. Several Americans of national repute have lent their names to wel ...
Not exactly a 'million man' march. Where are all the trade unions? Human rights organisations? Celebrities? George Galloway?
British and Irish Council. Trade unions in UK &ROI. Many Atlantic fringe organisations. Business networks. Culture as well!
Something else to discuss, post-indy: the setup of Scotland's trade unions.
Joint Trade Unions agree further action for Local Government and schools fair pay campaign.
Is it right to award contracts to firms that won't recognise trade unions?
From No red tape bonfire for unions Read out thoughts on issue:
Think Brighton and Hove residents should be telling what they think of their plans to de recognise Trade Unions
Trade unions warn death toll among migrant workers in could reach 4k by first kick of 2022
Whistleblowers shockingly treated says PAC. Another reason why trade unions are so important.
GMB calls all Brighton & Hove Cllrs to intervene as Mears Ltd, BHCC housing repair contractors, intend to de-recognise Trade Unions. Pls RT
Keep it Simple Scotland: Trade Unions, business groups, Third Sector, think tanks like Jimmy Reid Foundation will contribute ideas
GM be called on all councillors in Brighton and home to intervene in May is limited D recognising trade unions please RT
After five years of securing a contract in Brighton and Hove me is limited D mechanises trade unions what's going on
We are having a record year of support from the trade unions. Unity is Strength in the fight against An injury …
Brighton and Hove housing repair contactor me is limited has D recognise trade unions because they dare to say no
Transparent and democratically accountable fund-raising, as practised by Trade Unions puts to shame the shady methods use…
[15]Trade unions and Parties who may be interested only in cash benefits & commissions, may oppose ''DA rise'' stopping.
those who are working are puzzled as person go for govt job 4 haven only 33% do d work. Trade unions r turmoil
Prof. Asher- "trade unions represent less than 10 percent and have monopolised the conversation"
Admitting unions are not representative >"We urgently need to re-engage with the trade union movement
Great piece by Flexible working hours just another way to privilege capital over labour …
Polish trade unions helping to break up the Warsaw Pact
that's that trade unions for you. Voted for the *** and now even they hate him.
The Royal Commission into trade unions is a political witch hunt | Tim Lyons via
Not saying it's impossible. After all the trade unions in Quebec shot themselves in the foot lately.
Mystery Backers Crowdfunding Sarah Jones Safety App: Hollywood trade organizations and unions have yet to laun...
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Ip Kwok-him, chairman of the Legco committee on members' interests, said the complaints by lawmakers from the Federation of Trade Unions will not be e...
Never trust any politician who is anti Trade Unions like Dumelang Saleshando.
The late Margaret Thatcher said Trade Unions were hijacking the economy and "killed" them! Today, the Bankers are the hijackers...who will "kill" them?
‘Centre pursuing anti-labour policies’: Activists owing allegiance to the Indian Federation of Trade Unions...
They range from everything to Trade Unions to the Screen Actors Guild. You cannot remove them all. It is impossible.
STATE OF THE PROVINCE ADDRESS BY PREMIER DAVID MAKHURA, THOKOZA AUDITORIUM, EKURHULENI METRO 27 June 2014 Madame Speaker, Honourable Ntombi Mekgwe, Honourable Members of the Executive Council, Honourable Members of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature, Honourable Members of Parliament; Former Premier of Gauteng and Chairperson of the ANC Paul Mashatile, Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Cllr Mondli Gungubele, All Mayors, Speakers, Chief Whips and Councillors of Gauteng municipalities, Leaders of Political Parties represented in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature, Leaders of Religious Formations, Community Organisations, Trade Unions, Business, Women and Youth Sector, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, The Wife of the late Comrade Sam Ntuli and the Members of the Ntuli Family, Director-General and Heads of Departments Provincial Commissioner of Police, General Mothiba Veterans of our struggle, Isithwalandwe Ahmed Kathrada, Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Isu Chiba Distinguished guests ...
The 6 months of hard work on Academy paid off, I got a level 2 certificate in Trade Unions 😃
Trade unions are not just about strikes and pay claims they provide excellent training too
Trade unions have been told they need to do more than represent workers when there’s a d ... -
“Inequality cannot be remedied without trade unions:
The exercise to make the Union Budget is a long-drawn one that deftly juggles political pressures, conflicting demands, the economy's priorities and utmost secrecy. Here is a lowdown: 1) The first move The process begins in September with a voluminous circular to all ministries, departments, and autonomous bodies. They reply with details of funds they need the following fiscal year — be it for special projects or routine expenses. These are distilled to form the contours of the budget. Ear to the ground Finance ministry officials begin consultations with stakeholders — industry associations, chambers of commerce, farmer groups and trade unions — at North Block at Raisina Hill in November. The groups plead for tax breaks and fiscal incentives. Clear picture emerges Focus shifts to the big picture in the subsequent year. Final meetings are held with stakeholders, this time chaired by the finance minister himself. Plans are fine-tuned to the ruling party's political leanings and its allies' wishes. (S ...
Inequality cannot be remedied without trade unions:
India: Trade unions to oppose investment of Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) funds in equity market
But teacher from the same cllge play politics all the time! They strike work at the drop of a hat-even trade unions of Mumbai pale!
The Electrical Trades Union (ETU) is one of Aust's most notorious unions of late. comparing the PM to Hitler.
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.. The trade unions were trying to sabotage the Royal Mail IPO, this made it risky.
Employees participation working together trade-unions and
Welcome to the 2014 survey of NHS Health Professionals. This survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete and your answers will be used only to inform the next submission to the NHS Pay Review Body in Autumn 2014, from trade unions and professional associations representing staff working…
Determination to speak out against violence, poverty and opression unites trade unions around the world.
DVD looking back on the Miners' Strike put together by Northumberland history group
The protest: a breakthrough for the movement
as trade unions discovered, ECJ will undermine this .
Employers and trade unions in FE colleges in Wales have agreed to introduce a national contract for staff across…
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Unions to oppose EPFO funds in equity market
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Inequality cannot be remedied without trade unions: via
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