Author Archives: Tony Burke

Why the British labour movement should care about the coup in Brazil

Previously published in the Morning Star August 9th As world attention turns to Brazil for the Olympic Games, we need to shine a light on that country’s dismantling of democracy A coup is taking place in Brazil. On first glance, … Continue reading

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North Sea: 48 Hours Strike Begins

A 48-hour strike by North Sea offshore oil and gas workers starts today (Thursday 4 August), after company managers rejected an offer from trade unions. Workers in the trade unions Unite and RMT will go ahead with the planned stoppage … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Figures Reveal Brexit Uncertainty

By Hajera Blagg The latest manufacturing figures released yesterday (August 1st) have shown that the uncertainty unleashed by a Brexit vote is no passing phase. The closely-watched Markit/CIPS UK manufacturing purchasing managers’ index fell to levels last seen in February … Continue reading

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Industrial Strategy – What Is To Be Done?

By David Bailey, Professor of Industrial Strategy at the Aston Business School The new government under Theresa May has brought with it a marked change of tone on industrial strategy. Whereas the last Business Secretary Sajid Javid couldn’t even bring … Continue reading

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Please Support Unite & RMT Members Taking Action On The North Sea

Unite and RMT members employed by Woodgroup on Shell oil platforms in the Brent Field on the North Sea are to take strike action on July 26th – the first strike in a generation on the North Sea. They will … Continue reading

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Tribute’s to Durham Miners leader Davey Hopper

Trade union officials and MPs have paid tribute to Davey Hopper of the Durham Miners who died yesterday July 16th and took to the social media to pay tribute to Davey including TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady; Prison officers General … Continue reading

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Statement On Coup In Turkey From Turkish Metal and Manufacturing Workers Union

The following statement has been issued by our comrades in Birlesik Metal IS Turkey. By Eyup Ozer of Birlesik Metal IS Secular, Democratic, Independent,  Social State of Law cannot be created by Dictators, it will be creation of workers! We … Continue reading

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What does Brexit mean for Regional Economies and Industries?

Download Unite’s Policy on the EU agreed at the Unite Policy Conference EXECUTIVE COUNCIL STATEMENT ON THE EUROPEAN UNION 2016

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Guidence issued to all Unite Employees – Labour Party membership

A number of people have asked me about Unite’s guidence on joining the Labour Party. So here it is. Guidence issued to all Unite Employees. Joining Unite the union – eligibility to vote in the Labour leadership election Unite is … Continue reading

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UK workers reject a Brexit cuts budget says post-referendum poll

The TUC has published findings from a poll taken immediately after the EU referendum ballot closed, and its action plan for protecting jobs and industry. The poll – of 2,716 adults who voted in the referendum – found that nearly … Continue reading

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