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Qatar: horrific abuse of migrant domestic workers

23 Apr 2014, by in International

Our friends at Amnesty International have issued a new report demonstrating the horrific conditions affecting migrant domestic workers in the Gulf state of Qatar. It follows their research into the working conditions affecting migrant construction workers involved in building the facilities for the 2022 World Cup. As the International Trade Union Co0nfederation (ITUC) has revealed,…

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US Senators’ beef with TTIP

11 Apr 2014, by in International

Hard on the heels of US lawmaker concerns about cheese, Senators are now asking not so much “where’s the beef?” as Sen Mondale famously did in his 1984 Presidential primary campaign, as “where’s the beef from?”  Their beef is about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the European Union demand that when a…

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Putting workers at the heart of fighting global poverty

09 Apr 2014, by in International

Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for International Development and ardent football fan, Jim Murphy, was in Qatar last week. He wasn’t checking out possible hotels for a trip to the 2022 World Cup (even he’s not that confident Scotland will qualify!) but he did meet a lot of the people building the World Cup infrastructure,…

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Over four million British jobs depend on Europe

31 Mar 2014, by in Economics

New research from CEBR, published today by British Influence and part-funded by the TUC, shows that the number of jobs in Britain dependent on trade with the rest of the European Union is nearly 4.2 million – that’s more than one job in seven – including 1.7 million in manufacturing. Regionally, the Midlands and Yorkshire are…

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German government to end special deals for foreign investors

16 Mar 2014, by in International

The most contentious issue so far in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal between the EU and the USA is the provision for Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). Opposition is mounting, and with the German government making its opposition clear, ISDS may already be dead in the water. Even the influential libertarian Cato Institute…

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