Category Archives: European Trade Unions

Tory Party March & Rally, October 4th

Sunday 4 October –  “No to austerity, yes to workers’ rights” On Sunday 4 October, the Conservative party will open their annual conference in Manchester. After five years of austerity, falling living standards, pay freezes and huge cuts to public … Continue reading

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Global union network formed to fight back at Huhtamäki

Unions from paper products plants owned by the Finnish multi-national Huhtamäki met in Helsinki recently to establish a global trade union network. They also slammed the behaviour of the company Vice-President, Sami Pauni, who refused to answer questions from US workers and … Continue reading

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Unions Furious As Obama Gets Approval For ‘Fast Track’

President Obama may have got his way on ‘fast track’, the legislation he needs to drive through approval of a new generation of free trade agreements but US unions have vowed to continue to fight on against the deals. ‘Fast … Continue reading

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Keith Ewing: Where Do We Go Now?

Trade unions face a crisis like no other as 5 years of Tory rule beckon. We need a new vision — and we need it now, by Keith Ewing.  Shortly after the general election in 2010, I wrote in these … Continue reading

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Turkish Car Industry Hit By Stoppages

A wave of stoppages across the Turkish car industry is taking place as workers demand better pay and conditions – as well as demanding to join a union of their choice and elect their own union reps. Over 7,000 workers … Continue reading

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Labour’s Manifesto For Britain’s Workplaces

Here is an edited version of Labour’s ‘A Better Plan For Britain’s Workplaces’, produced by Unite. The central task for the next Labour government is to build an economy that creates better and more secure jobs and stop the Tory race to … Continue reading

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Luca Visentini To Be New European TUC Head

Italian trade unionist Luca Visentini is the proposed successor to Bernadette Ségol as General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation. This week a meeting of the ETUC’s Executive Committee voted the 46 year old current Confederal Secretary of the ETUC … Continue reading

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GREECE: The End Of Austerity?

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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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