Category Archives: Employment Rights

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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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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