Author Archives: Tony Burke

United Autoworkers Union : Members Back Big 3 Deals

Reprinted from labornotes.org After a six-week escalating strike, the Auto Workers (UAW) ratified agreements with each of the Big 3 automakers. The deals are a sharp about-face from decades of concessions. The Big 3 are GM, Stallantis and Fords. The … Continue reading

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United Autoworkers Make Organising Top Priority

Following the successful outcome of the disputes with the three big US auto manufacturers over the past months in which the United Autoworkers won most of its demands from employers, the tentative agreements are currently being voted on across the … Continue reading

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UAW : GM Deal Gives Big Win In Disputes With Big 3 US Automakers

The UAW has reached a historic tentative agreement with General Motors that paves the way for a just transition and wins record economic gains for autoworkers.   This follows agreements reached with Ford and Stellantis. The GM settlement along with … Continue reading

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Updated: IF Metall members in Sweden strike at Tesla – unions line up in support

Over 120 Tesla mechanics  in Sweden have commenced strike action after the company refused to agree to union recognition and collective bargaining. It is expected that sales staff who are members of the Unionen union will strike this coming week.  … Continue reading

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UAW Reach Tentative Deal With Ford’s In Big 3 Dispute

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union say they have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with Ford’s –  the first of Detroit’s Big Three car manufacturers to negotiate a settlement to strikes joined by 45,000 workers since mid-September. … Continue reading

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German Union IG Metall Elects First Ever Woman Union Head

A Profile Of Christiane Benner, President Of IG Metall Germany’s 2.2 million strong metals, engineering, electrical and textiles union has this week elected Christiane Benner to be the union’s president (the head of the union)  at its Congress in Frankfurt. … Continue reading

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Has the spark gone out of e-truck manufacturing?

Volta joins a growing list of electric vehicle manufacturers who have pulled the plug on their vans and trucks. Volta’s potential customers in its testing programme, included Marks & Spencer, DB Shenker and DSV with their engineering and development largely … Continue reading

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UAW – Big 3 Strike – International Solidarity

The latest expansion of the Stand Up Strike was called at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant. It is among the most profitable plants, producing the Super Duty pickup and the Expedition. UAW gave short notice to Ford management about the … Continue reading

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UAW Wins Just Transition at General Motors

UAW President Shawn Fain has announced that General Motors will include electric vehicle battery production work in the UAW’s national master agreement with the company. GM’s commitment is a historic step forward, guaranteeing that the transition to electric vehicles at … Continue reading

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Jose Netto – A pioneer for workers’ rights and trade unionism in Gibraltar

Unite, the union for workers in Gibraltar, has reacted with sadness at news of Jose Netto’s passing on September 25th aged 92. Jose was a  pioneer for workers’ rights and trade unionism in Gibraltar. He worked as an apprentice mechanical … Continue reading

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