Author Archives: Tony Burke

History & Policy Group – Whatever Happened To Collective Bargaining?

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UK Must Become Modern Manufacturing Economy Says TUC

The employers body Confederation of British Industry has set out its proposals for the first hundred days of the new Government – and it doesn’t make comfortable reading for the Tories. The CBI’s ‘Best Foot Forward’ report states that the next … Continue reading

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Unite Analysis Of Osborne’s Last Budget

By the Unite Political Department To call George Osborne’s performance, hopefully for the last time, at the Commons’ despatch box a budget for the nation is stretching credulity to its limits. With 50 days to go before the most important … Continue reading

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Luca Visentini To Be New European TUC Head

Italian trade unionist Luca Visentini is the proposed successor to Bernadette Ségol as General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation. This week a meeting of the ETUC’s Executive Committee voted the 46 year old current Confederal Secretary of the ETUC … Continue reading

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LATEST: Crown Dispute: Ontario Appoints Expert To Investigate Strike

Ontario, Canada: Ontario Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn is appointing Morton Mitchnick to conduct an Industrial Inquiry Commission to facilitate a resolution in the dispute involving the United Steelworkers and Crown Metal Packaging Canada LP. On rare occasions the Minister … Continue reading

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USW Reaches Tentative Agreement To Settle Oil Industry Strikes

The United Steelworkers (USW) has announced that it has reached a ‘tentative agreement’ on a new four-year contract with Shell Oil as a pattern agreement for the rest of the industry. 7000 oil workers have been on strike across the … Continue reading

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Unite Delegation Support USW Sherwin Alumina Lock Out

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Why Britain badly needs more women engineers and scientists

By Siobhan Endean, Unite National Officer for Equalities This week the UKs biggest trade union, Unite, is launching its guide to encourage more young women to take up skilled apprenticeships in engineering and science at a series of events including … Continue reading

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Blacklisted – The Secret War Between Big Business & Union Activists

‘Blacklisted – The Secret War between Big Business and Union Activists’ by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlin tells the story of the illegal strategies that transnational construction companies resorted to in their attempt to keep union activists away from their places of … Continue reading

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US Oil Workers – It’s All About Safety

USW oil workers have been forced into an unfair labor practice strike. The workers are fighting to secure fair contracts that will protect the health and safety of workers and communities. The oil industry is the richest in the world, … Continue reading

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