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Wal-Mart Trying To Stop Workers From Using Oransing App

The anti union US retailer Wal-Mart is trying to stop its workers downloading a smartphone app designed by OUR Wal-mart, an organisation that is campaigning for higher pay and better working conditions for non unionised workers. It marks another development … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey On Brexit & Immigration

Britain’s exit from the European Union must deliver a migration policy that changes the UK from a ‘race-to-the bottom to a rate-for the-job country’, Len McCluskey of Unite will say today. Addressing the conference of the Class think tank he … Continue reading

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Unite seeks Brexit assurances for UK car industry and manufacturing

Britain’s largest union, Unite said it would be seeking similar government assurances for the UK’s car industry and manufacturing sector which may have been made to Nissan to cover the potential impact of Brexit. Today’s (Saturday 29 October) move by … Continue reading

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‘Monumental Victory’ In Uber Case

This is the official GMB press release: Similar contracts masquerading as bogus self employment will all be reviewed says GMB GMB, the union for professional drivers, has won their case against Uber as the London Employment Tribunal has determined that … Continue reading

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Unite will not stand by and see good jobs scrapped amid Brexit

This week Unite will set out its strategy on manufacturing and Brexit. Called Brexit On Our Terms, Unite has consulted and listened to our shop stewards and reps in manufacturing, the Trades Union Congress, MPs and employers bodies representing companies … Continue reading

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Norway Oil Workers On Strike

350 oil workers all members of the Industri Energi union, are on strike after wage talks broke down with the Norwegian Oil Industry Association. “We are on strike because the Norwegian Oil Industry Association did not show any willingness to … Continue reading

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1st Congress – International Workingmen’s Association – Sept. 3rd, 1866.

150 years ago today – on September 3rd, 1866 – the First Congress of the International Workingmen’s Association convened in Geneva, Switzerland. Karl Marx, who was unable to attend, wrote the following lines on the future of the trade union … Continue reading

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Why TTIP & CETA Are Running Into Trouble In Germany

By  Hans Von Der Burchard, Politico Europe The fate of EU trade policy hangs on the next four weeks in German politics. The European Commission can only look on anxiously from the sidelines as its most prestigious core competency — … Continue reading

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Brexit is a warning shot: time to abandon ‘business as usual’ in trade talks and we should start with CETA

By Jude Kirton Darling 26 August 2016 After the intensity of the EU referendum campaign with all its highs and lows, and a proper summer break to recharge empty batteries, the UK’s MEPs will be heading back into the European … Continue reading

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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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