From the TUC

Unions on the march across Europe, USA and Canada to say no to Market Economy Status for China

Rosa Crawford

25 May 2016, by in International

Today Unite, GMB and Community held a March of Steelmakers in London which brought steel workers from across the country to Westminster to demand the government ensure the responsible sale of Tata Steel’s UK assets and deliver a sustainable industrial strategy. A key cause of the crisis currently facing the steel industry is the UK government’s…

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Prison reform will fail unless safety and staff retention addressed, says Justice Committee

Philip Hadley

23 May 2016, by in Public services

An action plan is “urgently needed to reverse…[the]…rapid deterioration” in prison safety, concludes a new report by the House of Commons Justice Committee. Published just prior to the government’s Queen’s Speech announcement of a major overhaul of prison services, the report issues a serious warning that unless the decline in prison safety is reversed, new…

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EU launches consultation on social impact of TTIP

Rosa Crawford

20 May 2016, by in International

Last week, the European Commission launched a consultation on its latest ‘Sustainability Impact Assessment’ report of the EU-US trade deal known as TTIP. Beneath this rather technical title lies an important opportunity for campaigners to call for TTIP negotiations to dramatically change direction to respect workers’ rights and public services. It seems the growing coalition…

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