Examples of regulations impacting union rights
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Bangladesh Govt. agrees labour reforms with ILO after factory collapse leaving hundreds dead - will include right to collective bargaining
Arun Devath & Pratish Narayanan, Bloomberg, 5May 2013
Anti-union discrimination: government advised to amend legislation [Poland]
Sławomir Paruch & Roch Pałubicki, of Soltysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak 27 Jun 2012
Oman Govt. pledges to ratify ILO Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention
Gulf News, 12 Jun 2012
Morocco Govt. plans to introduce law to regulate strikes – says aim is to avoid “paralysis” caused by strikes
Souhail Karam, Reuters, 18 Apr 2012
Burma: New law giving workers right to form unions & stage strikes comes into effect
Associated Press, 10 Mar 2012
US Govt. labour agency adopts rule that would streamline unionisation - US Chamber of Commerce sues to block it
Matthew Huisman, Blog of Legal Times (USA), 21 Dec 2011
Cambodia: Govt. agrees to remove anti-union aspects of new legislation
David Boyle, Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia), 18 Nov 2011
Govt. proposed changes to employment law in Malaysia is a "union busting" exercise, say civil society groups
Teoh El Sen, Free Malaysia Today, 28 Oct 2011
Govt. agrees that amendments will apply only to plantation and agricultural sectors in response to
Sundaily (Malaysia), 6 Mar 2012
Amnesty Intl. calls on the Fiji Govt. to repeal decree that virtually outlaws trade union activities
Amnesty Intl., 16 Sep 2011
New decree bans Fiji workers’ basic rights to collective bargaining and representation
Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), 7 Nov 2011
Fiji Govt. claims measures will ensure the development, viability & sustainability of important
Tamara McLean, APP, 9 Aug 2011
USA: Reversal of federal rule that made it difficult for airline & railway workers to organise unions
Houston Chronicle (USA), 9 Feb 2011
Iraq imposes 'Saddam style' ban on oil union
Heather Stewart, Observer (UK), 5 Aug 2007
USA: Employee Free Choice Act would make it easier to form trade unions, says Carol Pier of Human Rights Watch
Carol Pier, Senior labour rights and trade researcher, Human Rights Watch, Wall Street Journal, 26 Jun 2007
Australia: New laws will lead to unprecedented exploitation of workers
Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), 27 May 2005
Employment and Workplace Relations Minister Joe Hockey accuses unions of generating
unfounded fear of “work choices” legislation
APP, 14 Mar 2007
Trade unions welcome commitment from World Bank that its private sector lending arm, the International Finance Corporation, will include respect for fundamental labour rights as conditions of loans
Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), 23 Sep 2003
Export processing zones are guilty of anti-unionism, says Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions
Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), 1 Dec 1998
Australia: Nuevas leyes originarán una explotación de los trabajadores sin precedents
Confederación Internacional de Organizaciones Sindicales Libres (CIOSL), 27 mayo 2005
Los Sindicatos celebran un importante avance sobre derechos sindicales en el Banco Mundial
Confederación Internacional de Organizaciones Sindicales Libres (CIOSL), 23 septiembre 2003
Australie: Les nouvelles lois engendreront une exploitation sans précédent des travailleurs
Confédération internationale des syndicats libres (CISL), 27 mai 2005
Satisfaction des syndicats face à la percée des droits des travailleurs à la Banque mondiale
Confédération internationale des syndicats libres (CISL), 23 septembre 2003
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Until recently…[Indiana’s Republican governor] Mr Daniels had resisted calls to make Indiana what is known as a “right-to-work” (RTW) state. RTW legislation allows employees to decide whether to financially support a union. Without such laws unions can...
Author: Matthew Huisman, Blog of Legal Times [USA]
The U.S. National Labor Relations Board has adopted a rule change that would streamline union-forming elections and delay the appeals process. In response, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit...to halt the rule...Supporters of the new rule say...
Author: David Boyle, Phnom Penh Post [Cambodia]
A new draft of the trade-union law included “huge changes” that removed all major controversial aspects of the legislation…Dave Welsh, country director for the American Centre for International Labour Solidarity, said the Ministry of Labour was to be...
Author: Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)
The rights of Fijian workers have deteriorated further following the start of a draconian decree that effectively bans collective bargaining. ACTU President Ged Kearney said...“Australian unions are increasingly concerned at what appears to be a...