Winning trade union support for EU vote will be ‘difficult’, PM warned

Len McCluskey, the general secretary of Unite, has warned it will be difficult to encourage trade unionists to vote for staying in the European Union even though he officially backs Britain remaining a member. McCluskey confirmed for the first time that he will argue for the UK to remain in the EU and that he would personally… Read More

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Quite a few NGOs sell their code of ethics to gain funds. They are turning into spin masters

In May 2014, UK-based ‘Guardian’ published a mouth-watering piece on how NGOs shift goal posts to ensure they don’t suffer shortage of funds. The article talked about the existence of ‘Briefcase NGOs’: Non-Governmental Organisations that are dictated by the mandate of international funding. The article pointed out how a Kenya-based NGO, Médecins Sans Frontières, and… Read More

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International trade unions need to be less combative, encourage more interaction with workers

Trade unions around the world are playing a leading role in the protracted global debate on various issues in the Gulf region. They continually dominate media headlines with allegations of wrong doing taking place against workers in places like Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, to name a few. For example, the International Trade… Read More

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Dirty money: 19 UK firms alleged ‘complicit’ in $20bn laundering scam

(Reuters/Catherine Benson) / Reuters Some 19 British firms are at the center of an investigation into in a mammoth global money-laundering operation. The scheme was allegedly contrived to make $20bn (£12.5bn) worth of ill-gotten gains appear legitimate. The illicit funds are thought to have originated from criminal gangs and corrupt officials across the globe, attempting… Read More

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