SLunionisland » AFL-CIO Union Island: International unions in Second Life Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:04:53 +0000 en hourly 1 Let’s talk union-busting Thu, 07 Feb 2008 14:56:00 +0000 admin We’re getting ready to open doors on Monday 11th February, and here’s an invite to our first ever event!

The TUC and AFL-CIO believe that workers throughout the world should have the right to organise, and be represented by independent trade unions. the message to employers is clear. But in the US union busting is big business. Employers routinely use ‘union avoidance’ consultants to prevent workers exercising their fundamental right to join and be represented by a union.

This problem is much more limited in the UK, but there is still a hard-core of employers prepared to play dirty to prevent their employees gaining a union voice.

In recognition of this problem – and in an effort to make sure workers on both sides of the Atlantic can unionise without fear of losing their jobs and livelihoods – the AFL-CIO and TUC have signed a joint charter setting out a programme of work to ‘bust the busters’.

To find out more about union-busting, and to discuss these issues with Stewart Acuff, Director of Organising at the AFL-CIO, and Paul Nowak, TUC National Organiser, then join us for a quick presentation and informal discussion at Union Island in Second Life on Monday 11th February, 18:00 GMT to 19:00 GMT.

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