Author Archives: Tony Burke

Aussie Packaging Company Folds Under Pressure

Aussie Packaging printer Colorpak have backed down in the face of a determined industrial campaign and agreed to a peace deal with the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union who were aided by comrades from the company’s New Zealand operations.  Anxious management compromised … Continue reading

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UAW and VW One Step Closer To Recognition

After several years of campaigning to organise the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on 12th November Volkswagen announced a new policy which includes that with more than 45 percent support, a union can meet once every two weeks with VW … Continue reading

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The Return Of The News International Dispute Exhibition

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Strikes At Trelleborg Industrial AVS : “Workers Feel Betrayed”

Unite members in Leicester UK employed by Trelleborg Industrial AVS who manufacture specialist components for construction vehicles, boats and rail are taking further strike action this week after staging strikes following the rejection of a 1.5% wage rise for 2014 and 2015. … Continue reading

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Why Poor Whites Vote Against Their Interests

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Canadian Telecoms Union To Merge With Steelworkers

Members of the Telecommunications Workers Union (TWU) in Canada have voted 73.7% in favour of joining the United Steelworkers (USW). The TWU represents 12,000 members across Canada who work for telecommunications companies including TELUS and Shaw Communications, as well as … Continue reading

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Unite’s Howard Beckett : ‘Holiday Pay Ruling Will Not Open The Floodgates’.

This week there was an historic ruling that workers in the UK are entitled to have overtime and other payments included in their holiday pay calculations. The ruling attracted much media attention. It was a great win for workers – … Continue reading

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Unite Takes On The Sun Over Smears

The Sun’s deliberate failure to allow Unite a defence following the paper’s recent attack on the union, and an opportunity to correct inaccuracies, has earned it a referral to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). In its letter of complaint … Continue reading

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Updated: 125,000 Take Part In Brussels Demo In Lead Up To General Strike.

Ahead of a General Strike called for December 15th, 125,000 workers and their supporters took to the streets of Brussels today (November 6th) to demonstrate against austerity policies being imposed by the Belgium government. The police estimated the march as … Continue reading

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The MG Rover Phoenix Four must cough up

By Professor David Bailey It’s almost a decade Since MG Rover went bust, and it’s time for the ‘Phoenix Four’ (plus one) group of directors to finally cough up. The group has finally run out of excuses, and they are … Continue reading

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