Author Archives: Tony Burke

Fidel Castro Tribute by Len McCluskey of Unite

Commenting on the death of Fidel Castro, the leader of the UK’s biggest union, Unite, Len McCluskey said: “With the passing of another towering figure from the history of the twentieth century, this is the moment to remember what Fidel … Continue reading

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The Defeat Of TPP Trade Deal Is A Tale Of Ants Slaying A Dragon.

By Leo Gerard, President of the Unite Steelworkers of USA and Canada It seemed a fearsome task, challenging the powerful behemoth that is Wall Street, Big Pharma, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Big Ag, Big Oil, all their lobbyists, and … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Trying To Stop Workers From Using Oransing App

The anti union US retailer Wal-Mart is trying to stop its workers downloading a smartphone app designed by OUR Wal-mart, an organisation that is campaigning for higher pay and better working conditions for non unionised workers. It marks another development … Continue reading

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Russian Revolution Centenary Celebrations

7th November 2016 (25th October in the old-style Julian calendar) marks the 99th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, famously dubbed by US journalist John Reed as “ten days that shook the world.” The Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace in St Petersburg … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey On Brexit & Immigration

Britain’s exit from the European Union must deliver a migration policy that changes the UK from a ‘race-to-the bottom to a rate-for the-job country’, Len McCluskey of Unite will say today. Addressing the conference of the Class think tank he … Continue reading

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Great News For Construction Workers As UCATT Vote To Join Unite

Construction workers in the UK will now have one powerful union voice on their side fighting for them from 1 January 2017, as members of the construction union Ucatt voted by 85.5 per cent to merge with Britain’s largest union, … Continue reading

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Unite seeks Brexit assurances for UK car industry and manufacturing

Britain’s largest union, Unite said it would be seeking similar government assurances for the UK’s car industry and manufacturing sector which may have been made to Nissan to cover the potential impact of Brexit. Today’s (Saturday 29 October) move by … Continue reading

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‘Monumental Victory’ In Uber Case

This is the official GMB press release: Similar contracts masquerading as bogus self employment will all be reviewed says GMB GMB, the union for professional drivers, has won their case against Uber as the London Employment Tribunal has determined that … Continue reading

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Unite will not stand by and see good jobs scrapped amid Brexit

This week Unite will set out its strategy on manufacturing and Brexit. Called Brexit On Our Terms, Unite has consulted and listened to our shop stewards and reps in manufacturing, the Trades Union Congress, MPs and employers bodies representing companies … Continue reading

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Norway Oil Workers On Strike

350 oil workers all members of the Industri Energi union, are on strike after wage talks broke down with the Norwegian Oil Industry Association. “We are on strike because the Norwegian Oil Industry Association did not show any willingness to … Continue reading

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