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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.

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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The UK didn’t vote for a Brexit without a plan. Before Article 50 we need much broader negotiations

13 Jul 2016, by in International

Two-thirds (66%) of voters want to see a broader team negotiating Brexit, including cross-party politicians, trade unions and employers. That’s the finding of a new GQRR poll we’re publishing today. That went for both remainers (69%) and leavers (65%). Only 10% of respondents thought the government should be acting unilaterally. The poll also showed that…


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Time (and patience) running out for agreement on global supply chains

08 Jun 2016, by in International

As the ILO debates how to improve working conditions in Global Supply Chains, Employers are resisting responsibility for malpractice in those chains and some governments are time wasting The efforts of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to prepare an effective position on tackling widespread exploitation of workers producing goods for western companies are up against…


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