Category Archives: Employment Rights

Workers At US VW Plant Say Yes To UAW Representation

Its not quite there yet – but the decision by workers at Volkswagen’s car production plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee has opened the door for unionisation of other auto plants in the southern right to work states of the USA. Workers in … Continue reading

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Glencore: Sherwin Alumina Lockout

On October 11th, Sherwin Alumina locked out 450 hard-working United Steelworkers Local 235A members at their plant in Gregory, Texas. The lockout came after 235A members overwhelmingly rejected the company’s demands for major cuts in pension and health care benefits for … Continue reading

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Fighting The New Generation Of Trade Deals

Published in December issue of Labour Briefing Unions in the UK and the EU have been campaigning against TTIP, the free trade deal between the EU and the USA (and the deal with Canada known as CETA) since significant details … Continue reading

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The Return Of The News International Dispute Exhibition

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Unite’s Howard Beckett : ‘Holiday Pay Ruling Will Not Open The Floodgates’.

This week there was an historic ruling that workers in the UK are entitled to have overtime and other payments included in their holiday pay calculations. The ruling attracted much media attention. It was a great win for workers – … Continue reading

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Updated: 125,000 Take Part In Brussels Demo In Lead Up To General Strike.

Ahead of a General Strike called for December 15th, 125,000 workers and their supporters took to the streets of Brussels today (November 6th) to demonstrate against austerity policies being imposed by the Belgium government. The police estimated the march as … Continue reading

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The MG Rover Phoenix Four must cough up

By Professor David Bailey It’s almost a decade Since MG Rover went bust, and it’s time for the ‘Phoenix Four’ (plus one) group of directors to finally cough up. The group has finally run out of excuses, and they are … Continue reading

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Len Lays It On The Line To Labour

In a typically barnstorming speech to marchers and demonstrators who took part in ‘Britain Needs A Pay Rise’ march organised by the TUC, Unite’s Len McCluskey laid it on the line to Labour today. Following the Scottish Referendum, UKIP’s by-election … Continue reading

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Support Toronto Packaging Workers! Buy Bottled Beer Not Cans!

The United Steelworkers (USW) has launched a radio advertising campaign aimed at ending a year long strike at Toronto beer can manufacturer Crown Holdings. Compelling, 30-second spots encourage consumers to “buy bottles, not cans” when purchasing beer, to support factory … Continue reading

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Has Germany Scuppered CETA? Is TTIP Next?

Reports from Germany and Canada suggest that the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) could have been blocked by a change of heart by Germany as confusion reigns on … Continue reading

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