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United Steelworkers Convention 2017 – Power Of Unity

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Len McCluskey Speech On Brexit & Manufacturing

Liverpool, 2nd February 2017  Let me start by welcoming you all here today – What a fantastic turn out. We have over 200 people here today, shop stewards from across our manufacturing sector, including aerospace, automotives, chemicals, engineering…… I want … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey : Free Movement Of Labour Is A Class Question

We need a new approach to the vexed subject of immigration – and at the core of this must be the reassertion of collective bargaining and trade union strength, writes Len McCluskey. There is no doubt that concerns about the … Continue reading

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Finland: Four Industrial Unions Set To Merge

In a move which commenced earlier this year four of Finland’s main industrial unions are planning to merge to create one powerful 260,00 strong union whose focus will be on Finland’s exporting industries. The ruling bodies of the four unions … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: Why I Am Standing For General Secretary

Trade unionism matters more than ever. With the economy still in a slump, the Tories in power and the shadow of Brexit hanging over millions of jobs, unions are the only line of defence for working families. So the future … Continue reading

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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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