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Saturday, 7 September 2013
145th annual jamboree. Starting on Sunday, Congress will set out its campaign programme for the period up to the next general election.
Friday, 6 September 2013
Thursday, 5 September 2013
importance of leadership in defending the Union Labour link – ‘Trade union leaders are now under great pressure. They and they alone have the opportunity to stop Miliband’s breath-taking changes from happening, and the opportunity to defend the principle of collective affiliation’.
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
exemplary analysis by Professor Keith Ewing has highlighted, trade unions and the Labour Party are the target of the bill’s parliamentary draftsmen, with UNISON caught in the cross hairs:
Monday, 2 September 2013
The TUC complaint relates to a loophole known as the Swedish derogation, estimated to affect 1 in 6 agency workers, which allows agency workers placed with employers to be paid less than direct employees, provided the agency agrees to continue paying them for at least four weeks at times when it is unable to find them work.