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Steelworkers and Brazilian Union Picket Huhtamaki

By Ben Davis, United Steelworkers, Pittsburgh Union members and employees of Huhtamaki North America picketed outside the company’s Waterville plant today (Wednesday) in an effort to draw attention to their inability to come to terms with the paper goods manufacturer on … Continue reading

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Selective Strikes, Work-To-Rule KOs EDF In UK

By Dick Blin For the Utility Workers Of America Unite the Union and 500 meter fitters and meter engineers won respect and handsome pay gains in a highly coordinated campaign that forced big French energy company EDF to ante up … Continue reading

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Honeywell Workers Locked Out (Again) In Metropolis

The giant US multi-national company Honeywell has once again locked out its workforce,members of the United Steelworkers at it plant in Metropolis, USA. USW local 7-669 has 150 members at the plant, which processes uranium and they work around many … Continue reading

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Swaziland PM’s Threat Against Union Leader

What would we do if David Cameron threatened at Prime Minister’s Question Time to strangle the TUC’s Frances O’Grady?  That’s what happened in Swaziland last week. Facing pressure from MPs about the suspension of benefits from the USA under the African … Continue reading

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National Demonstration For Gaza

Where: Outside BBC HQ, Portland Place, London marching to Hyde Park via US Embassy When: Assemble at 12 noon, August 9th The latest figures from UN OCHA are sickening – at least 1,849 Palestinians killed, with more still be recovered … Continue reading

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Unite’s Message To London Hotel’s : “Pay A Living Wage!”

London’s hotel industry is vast and vastly profitable – it makes £10.5 million a day in profit, yet most of the vital staff supporting the industry are on £6.31. There are thousands of them struggling to get by in London, … Continue reading

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Italy: ThyssenKrupp: Hands Off Terni Steel!

Unions in Italy have been taking strike action and holding protest demonstrations against 550 job losses and pay cuts of 10% at the at the Terni steel mill, in southern Umbria owned by the German multi-national metals and engineering company ThyssenKrupp. … Continue reading

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Reality check on Osborne’s ‘recovery’

According to much of the media this week – the worst is over, the recession is yesterday’s mashed potatoes and according to Danny Alexander the economy is in the ‘fast lane’. The media swallowed the Tory-LibDem spin hook, line and … Continue reading

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GDP Figures: Working Still People Paying The Price And £40 A Week Worse Off

The restoration of the economy to the position it was in 2008 is a sign of progress, but there remain serious causes for concern according to Unite. The latest GDP figures show that the economy has grown by 0.8% returning the … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: “Ministers limping to 2015 general election”

In a briefing to MPs Unite says that the Queens Speech shows that the Coalition Government had run out of steam, was limping to the General Election ad that the Lib Dems have been ‘toxified’ by Coalition policies. The briefing … Continue reading

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