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February 27, 2007


The European Court of Human Rights upholds the right of the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) – a British trade union – to choose its members.  The Trades Union Congress general secretary Brendan Barber called it an “important and welcome judgment” and that it was “common sense” that unions “should not be forced to accept into membership people opposed to the basic principles of trade unionism.”  The person in question was a member of the fascist British National Party.


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