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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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Global Union Warns Volkswagen To Stop Union Busting

For the first time in its history, IndustriALL Global Union (consisting of unions – including Unite – worldwide in manufacturing, energy and mining) has warned a transnational company that its relationship and a Global Framework Agreement they hold with an … Continue reading

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Ross Pritchard Essay Competition

The Annual Essay Competition, is open to all trade unionists, first prize £750, closing date Saturday 22nd September. The RPMF was established to commemorate the life of one of the Graphical, Paper & Media Union’s best known rank and file … Continue reading

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Trade union members should vote to stay in the EU

Letter in The Guardian June 6th As general secretaries who represent a large part of Britain’s trade union movement, we are writing to make our position clear and urge our collective membership, which reaches over 6 million people, to vote … Continue reading

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ETUC General Secretary Says Scots Should Vote Remain

Luca Visentini General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation writes in the Scottish Daily Record, May 29th The people of Scotland are no strangers to momentous decisions and on June 23rd they will be asked to make another. As … Continue reading

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No Coup In Brazil Campaign : Please Help

The campaign to oppose the coup in Brazil is gathering pace. Reports from Brazil say the initiators of the coup are beginning to crack as evidence of attempts to stop corruption investigations into the instigators of the coup unfold. Please … Continue reading

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Why The EU Must Not Grant China Market Economy Status

The decision by the European Parliament recently to oppose granting Market Economic Status (MES) to China is very welome. It follows extensive lobbying by Unite and our global union with the US Steelworkers, Workers Uning (read statement) along with the … Continue reading

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Uber Recognises New York Drivers – But Not Full Unionisation.

Uber the platform based ride hailing – taxi company announced an agreement with International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers to create an association for drivers in New York that would establish a forum for regular dialogue and afford them … Continue reading

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USA: Uber Settlement Designates Drivers As Contractors

First the good news: Uber the ‘ride sharing’ company has announced this week it had settled two class action lawsuits iand agreed to pay up to $100 million to workers in California and Massachusetts. The bad news: Uber gets to … Continue reading

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