Category Archives: Employment Rights

Speech at the TUC on the Trade Union Act.

Tony Burke: Unite the Union Composite 16  – 2016 Trade Union Act Congress, we have been calling for repeal of anti-union laws for 30 years – a call that has continued to fall on deaf ears. But with the change … Continue reading

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Trade unions must be represented in Brexit negotiations

By Jon Ashworth MP, Shadow Minister Without Portfolio   Many Labour politicians will head to Brighton this week to meet up with trade union colleagues and take part in the debates at this year’s annual meeting of the TUC. Brexit … 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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What does Brexit mean for Regional Economies and Industries?

Download Unite’s Policy on the EU agreed at the Unite Policy Conference EXECUTIVE COUNCIL STATEMENT ON THE EUROPEAN UNION 2016

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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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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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Obituary: Ken Cameron

By Peta Steel Ken Cameron, the stalwart socialist General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union who has just died at the age of 75 was one of the most charismatic and effective figures in the trade union movement as it … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: Labour’s fresh thinking on investment will lead to a stronger economy

Labour must put the brakes on the `Sports Direct economy’ caused by a discredited political dogma which has down-graded industrial strategy, rejected the investment that is vital to growth and has assisted the inequality now raging through the UK, the … Continue reading

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