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2018 Transition Accord in Bangladesh swells to more than 100 brand signatories

Thursday 15 February 2018

Global unions IndustriALL and UNI have announced a major milestone for the 2018 Transition Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh: the number brand signatories has swelled past 100. As of today, 101 brands have signed the 2018 Transition Accord, which goes into effect when the 2013 Bangladesh Accord expires in May. The 2018…

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UNI’s UK affiliate GMB scores major victory against Amazon firm as shortchanged workers get back £20,000

Wednesday 17 January 2018

UK affiliate GMB has scored another groundbreaking victory against national logistics company, UK Express, for workers delivering for Amazon. UKXD has agreed to settle claims at 100% rather than risk court hearings and further claims. GMB brought claims asserting that like Uber, Hermes and other drivers, UK Express drivers are wrongly defined as ‘self-employed’. GMB argues that the terms of UKXD drivers’ contracts and…

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Tackling the future of digital skills

Monday 18 December 2017

As trade unions, we see a clear need to tackle digital skill needs. Technology as well as jobs are changing rapidly. We need to ensure that workers and companies remain up-to-date. For employers and trade unions, the social partners, anticipation of skill needs and re-training is one of the most important tasks, especially today in…

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Samsung flouts human rights and endangers workers

Saturday 9 December 2017

The right to join a trade union and the right to collective bargaining are basic, human rights recognised by the UN International Labour Organisation. Yet many well-known multi-national companies do not recognise trade unions, and do not negotiate with trade unions on pay and working conditions. International and European Trade Unions are joining forces for…

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In solidarity with Air Traffic Controllers right to strike

Tuesday 5 December 2017

The Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination (ATCEUC) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have launched a campaign to oppose the European Commission’s will to shape and limit the Air Traffic Controllers’ (ATCOs) right to strike. The recommendations of the European Commission significantly encroach upon the national sovereignty of Member States and contradict the…

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