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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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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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