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The TUC has always been internationalist, working with unions throughout the world for social justice. In particular, the TUC has played a key role in advancing workers’ rights in Europe and making the case for social Europe.

Aid & trade: toxic mix or magic bullet?

04 Aug 2016, by in International

New aid-sceptic International Development Secretary Priti Patel MP has annoyed many in the aid NGOs with an article in the Daily Express which could be taken to mean that Britain’s large overseas aid budget should be used to encourage developing countries to sign trade agreements with post-Brexit Britain. The concerns stem from the Tory record on…


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Even with Brexit deal unknown, the government can act now to manage migration better

04 Aug 2016, by in International

While there is still considerable uncertainty about whether or how free movement will feature in any Brexit negotiation, there are many actions the government could take right now which would tackle the negative impact poorly implemented migration policies, particularly when combined with poor regulation in the labour market and cuts to essential services, have had on communities. We’ve…


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What Byron Burgers tell us about policing migration

04 Aug 2016, by in International

A lot has been written about the immigration raids at Byron Burger restaurants across London a month ago which saw 35 people arrested and led to protests recently. Many have criticised the company for getting more involved than legally necessary, whereas others have suggested the management were just trying to carry out their legal duties.…


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FIFA must stop foul play in Qatar

03 Aug 2016, by in International

FIFA bought a manual on how to end human rights in its world cups, and so far it’s refusing to follow the instructions. But now fans have a chance to make FIFA play by the rules. When FIFA commissioned a UN human rights expert to advise them how to clean up world football’s act, there…


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How is the Brexit vote affecting workers?

02 Aug 2016, by in International

The simple answer, of course, is that it is too early to tell. The electorate’s decision on 23 June was just a decision, not the actual act of leaving the EU. Since then, we’ve had a substantial fall in the value of sterling which will make imported goods and components more expensive (including petrol) which…


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EU acts against exploitation of migrants. Bit late.

24 Jul 2016, by in International

Last month, before the referendum, I took part in a meeting of the Executive Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation in Brussels. The European Commissioner for Social Affairs, Belgian liberal Marianne Thyssen, addressed the meeting and discussed the European Pillar of Social Rights that has been proposed by the Commission to address popular discontent…


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G20 China: The diagnosis is in, but not the prescription

14 Jul 2016, by in International

Its hot and smoggy here in Beijing Beijing, where G20 Labour and Employment Ministers have been meeting this week, but that’s not the main source of my frustration. Instead, I’m having a hard time getting my head around what Guy Ryder, head of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), described in today’s L20 trade union meeting as the…


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