Author Archives: Tony Burke

Len Lays It On The Line To Labour

In a typically barnstorming speech to marchers and demonstrators who took part in ‘Britain Needs A Pay Rise’ march organised by the TUC, Unite’s Len McCluskey laid it on the line to Labour today. Following the Scottish Referendum, UKIP’s by-election … Continue reading

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Support Toronto Packaging Workers! Buy Bottled Beer Not Cans!

The United Steelworkers (USW) has launched a radio advertising campaign aimed at ending a year long strike at Toronto beer can manufacturer Crown Holdings. Compelling, 30-second spots encourage consumers to “buy bottles, not cans” when purchasing beer, to support factory … Continue reading

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George Osborne’s deficit-reduction plan is way off track

By Professor David Bailey On current trends, government borrowing in 2014-15 will come in at around £100bn. The shortfall in the first five months of this financial year is actually higher than it was in the same period in 2013-14. … Continue reading

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Manufacturing is coming home….

By Professor David Bailey, Aston University Reshoring really is happening but we need to do more locally to make the most of it ‘Reshoring’ manufacturing – or manufacturing activities ‘coming home’ has been a recurring theme in my work over the … Continue reading

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Venezuela: the disturbing message of Robert Serra’s murder

Letter published in The Guardian, Thursday 10th October 2014  We express our condolences and solidarity to Venezuela following the murder of Robert Serra (27), the national assembly’s youngest parliamentarian, who was found dead in his home on October 1st (theguardian.com, 8 … Continue reading

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Support Honeywell Locked Out Workers on October 11th

As the lockout at Honeywell rolls into its second month, members of USW Local 7-669 and our allies are staying strong and we’re stepping up the fight for a fair contract at Honeywell. We’re mobilizing in Metropolis, hitting the road … Continue reading

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Auto Supply Chain Re-shoring To UK

By Professor David Bailey, Professor Of Industry, Aston University Over the last few decades, the UK’s automotive supply chain – including that in and around the Midlands – has taken a big hit. One well respected analyst, John Leach at … Continue reading

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Has Germany Scuppered CETA? Is TTIP Next?

Reports from Germany and Canada suggest that the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) could have been blocked by a change of heart by Germany as confusion reigns on … Continue reading

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Britain Needs A Pay Rise Demonstration – October 18th

Details of transport including Coaches and Trains organised by Unite the Union can be found by clicking here. We have coaches and trains from all parts of England and Wales and the details of who to contact and departure times etc … Continue reading

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Workers Uniting condemns EU-Canada trade agreement

Steelworkers, Unite join to reject anti-democratic, anti-worker proposals Workers Uniting, the global union of the United Steelworkers (USW) in North America and Unite the union in the UK and Ireland, condemns the Canada and European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and … Continue reading

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