Category Archives: Employment Rights

USW, Allies In Europe United
 In Fight For Safety At Oil Refineries

A delegation of striking oil refinery workers from the United Steelworkers (USW) will bring their campaign for a safer oil industry to Europe this week, meeting with allies from labor unions in the Netherlands and Great Britain.  The group, led … Continue reading

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MG Rover workers still owed a payout years after this sorry saga

MG Rover workers leaving Longbridge in 2005 after learning of the collapse of the carmaker The Phoenix Four should still do the right thing. By directing the proceeds of the Deloitte fine to former employees, the FRC could show them … Continue reading

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Glencore: EDM From Ian Lavery MP

Early day motion on Glencore tabled in UK House of Commons Sign EDM 764 to support Glencore workers Glencore, the global mining company, claims to respect human rights, community culture, collective bargaining and the right of employees to freely choose … Continue reading

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Extract from Len McCluskey’s Speech To Unite Officers and Organisers, Birmingham, February 2nd.

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Why I’m Boycotting Beer In Cans

By Marty Warren is United Steelworkers Director for Ontario and Atlantic Canada, representing 74,000 working people. With all the publicity focused on the Beer Store in recent weeks, there is another beer story with profound implications that has received little media … Continue reading

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The Wapping Dispute with Greg Neale and Nicholas Jones

A look back on the Wapping Dispute with Greg Neale and Nicholas Jones on 20th January. The great dispute at News International newspapers in 1986-87 was one of the most dramatic industrial affairs of the last century and a turning point … Continue reading

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Bargaining Power To The People

By Leo Gerard USW International President During the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave workers a New Deal, raising wages and employment. Earlier this month, in the sparsely populated Kentucky county that’s home to Bowling Green, officials voted to … Continue reading

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Crown Holdings Shareholders Warned Of Stock Price Losses Due To Toronto Strike

Workers forced on strike in Toronto by giant U.S.-based can-maker Crown Holdings, Inc. (CCK) are warning the company’s shareholders that Crown’s failure to settle the now 15-month labour dispute has resulted in losses equivalent to $0.08/share or $1.34 in lost … Continue reading

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TUC and DGB: Workplace democracy is essential to decent work – the 13th British-German Trade Union Forum

A meeting of British – German Trade Union Forum took place in London on the 8th and 9th of December. It was the 13th time that this forum, jointly organised by the TUC and the DGB as well as the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation and the … Continue reading

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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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