Category Archives: Employment Rights

The Battle Of Grangemouth by Mark Lyon

‘The Battle Of Grangemouth – A Workers Story’ by Mark Lyon This book tells the story of the industrial dispute at Grangemouth in 2013, when the owner threatened to close a large part of the complex unless the workforce accepted … Continue reading

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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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Excellent article from the Wall Street Journal: The End Of Employees

Never before have big employers tried so hard to hand over chunks of their business to contractors. From Google to Wal-Mart, the strategy prunes costs for firms and job security for millions of workers By LAUREN WEBER The Wall Street … 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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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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German Trade Union’s Reject CETA

In a surprise turn around the German trade union umbrella organisation the DGB have come out against the EU-Canada Trade agreement known as CETA. A document available to download here spells out why tacit previous support has been over-turned. The … Continue reading

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The Defeat Of TPP Trade Deal Is A Tale Of Ants Slaying A Dragon.

By Leo Gerard, President of the Unite Steelworkers of USA and Canada It seemed a fearsome task, challenging the powerful behemoth that is Wall Street, Big Pharma, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Big Ag, Big Oil, all their lobbyists, and … 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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‘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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