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  2006 ITUC Annual Survey of violations of trade union rights
 In 2006, a report of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions reported 144 trade unionists were murdered for defending workers' rights, while more than 800 suffered beatings or torture, according to a worldwide survey by the ITUC.
  2007 ITUC Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights
  Labour Relations Consolidation Act (TULR(C)A 1992) sets out most trade union rights, including the right of workers to form and join trade unions of their choice. The Employment Relations Act (ERA) 1999 also contains provisions governing trade union rights. In 2004, a further Employment Relations Act was introduced which, strengthened existing legislation and created new protections.
  2008 ITUC Annual Survey of violations of trade union rights
 Trade unions' right to select their members was upheld in the landmark judgement of the European Court of Human Rights. Meanwhile, restrictions on the right to strike remain and employers are hiring oversees consultancies to prevent organising.
  ACAS - Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
 Acas stands for Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. We aim to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. We help with employment relations by supplying up-to-date information, independent advice and high quality training, and working with employers and employees to solve problems and improve performance.
  Australia - Deregulation of Labour Relations
 The Coalition Government and various business groups continue to argue that the need for more labour market "deregulation" or "reform" justifies further changes to Australia's labour relations system.
  Australia Labour Employment Law
 This guide contains links to Internet resources and documents in the area of federal employment law, as well as providing links to other guides and directories which contain material on State and Territory and overseas law. More detailed guides are also provided for topics of current interest to the federal Parliament.
  CAC - The Central Arbitration Committee - UK
 The Central Arbitration Committee is a permanent independent body with statutory powers whose main function is to adjudicate on applications relating to the statutory recognition and derecognition of trade unions for collective bargaining purposes, where such recognition or derecognition cannot be agreed voluntarily.
  Canadian Labour Law
 
  Confederation of British Industries
 The CBI helps create and sustain the conditions in which businesses in the United Kingdom can compete and prosper for the benefit of all. We are the premier lobbying organisation for UK business on national and international issues.
  Confessions of a Union Organizer
 A former union organizer who was also a national union leader within the Teamsters and Steelworkers and worked over 750 campaigns throughout the US witnessed many acts of deceit and corruption; often being asked to participate in unethical union tactics. No longer able to live with this deceit he left a high paying and powerful position to form a preventive labor relations consulting firm.
  Director of Labour Research, History and Information on the Internet
 
  Employee Relations Act 1999 (U.K.)
 
  Employee Relations Act 2004 (U.K.)
 
  Employment Relations Act 1999 may affect union role in workplace industrial relations
 Date: 02/12/1999 Despite two decades of decline, trade unions continue to have significant influence over workplace industrial relations. Although on average perceptions of the industrial relations climate are poorer among employees in unionised workplaces than they are among employees in non-unionised workplaces, this average effect is misleading.
  EU Labour Law
 The adoption of legislation setting minimum requirements has improved labour standards and strengthened workers' rights and is one of the EU's main achievements in the field of social policy.
  European Commission Labour Law
 
  European Industrial Relations-Statutory Trade Union Recognition
 On 6 June 2000, a new statutory procedure came into effect in the UK, through which trade unions can seek recognition from employers for collective bargaining purposes. This feature outlines the main elements of the legislation and discusses its likely impact.
  FEDEE-Federation of European Employers
 Whether you have major operations in several European countries or just a few sales offices in different states, FedEE membership is a cost-effective way to achieve legal compliance and deal with human resource issues as they arise.
  Federation of European Employers
 Each European country operates a distinct system of labour legislation and judicial enforcement. This is often closely linked to the process of collective bargaining and social partner consultation arrangements. Set out below are brief introductions to the framework of labour laws in a number of European countries followed by examples of primary legislation in English.
  National Center for Policy Analysis - Union News
 The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, established in 1983. The NCPA's goal is to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector.
  National Legal and Policy Center-Organized Labor Accountability Project
 NLPC makes the case for the end of the use of compulsory union dues for political purposes by exposing abuses by Organized Labor in its political and organizing activities. Since 1997, NLPC has become a high-profile and credible source for information on union corruption. Every two weeks, NLPC distributes a newsletter entitled Union Corruption Update by fax and email. The newsletter has been referenced in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and National Journal.
  The Central Arbitration Committee - UK
 The Central Arbitration Committee is a permanent independent body with statutory powers whose main function is to adjudicate on applications relating to the statutory recognition and derecognition of trade unions for collective bargaining purposes, where such recognition or derecognition cannot be agreed voluntarily.
  Trade Union & Labour Relations Act 1992 (UK)
 
  Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992
 
  Trade Union Congress (TUC)
 We negotiate in Europe, and at home build links with political parties, business, local communities and wider society.
  Trade Union Recognition in Britain - An Emerging Crisis for Trade Unions?
 Gregor Gall University of Hertfordshire This article examines recent developments in union recognition in Britain and assesses the influence of the statutory union recognition provisions contained in the Employment Relations Act 1999 upon the gaining of union recognition and the capacity of unions to take advantage of this more favourable legal environment. It details the significant increase in new union recognition agreements, concluding that the new law is one among a number of factors explaining this growth. However, the impact of the rise in new agreements is found to have made a negligible impact on aggregate union recognition coverage, indicating the limitations to union capacity to significantly increase coverage with a more favourable environment at hand.
  TUC and AFL-CIO joint protocol
  “The two union federations agreed to share information about the activity of union-busting firms in the United States and Britain, develop a shared database of union-busting activity and create “Busting the Union-Busters” training materials. Both will jointly lobby governments and relevant international bodies to restrict the activities of the union-busters.” As stated in the announcement: “The TUC reports that one of America’s worst union-busting firms, the Burke Group, has opened offices in Britain and across Europe. “ (Note: TBG has no offices in Britain or Europe).
  Union Corruption Update
 National Legal and Policy Center promotes a single standard of ethics in public life through research, education and legal action.
  Union Math, Union Myths
 An analysis of Government Data of Employees Fired During Union Organizing Campaigns
  Union Statistics - Constructed by Barry Hirsch and David MacPherson
 The Union Membership and Coverage Database, is an Internet data resource providing private and public sector labor union membership, coverage, and density estimates compiled from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly household survey, using BLS methods. Economy-wide estimates are provided beginning in 1973; estimates by state, detailed industry, and detailed occupation begin in 1983; and estimates by metropolitan area begin in 1986. The Database is updated annually.

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