Category Archives: European Trade Unions

Speech at EU Life Long Learning Project Final Conference – London, 23rd September 2016

Unite is the biggest manufacturing union in the UK and we also have a unique relationship with our fellow trade unionists and workers in the EU.  Unite’s elected workplace representatives represent members in some of the biggest manufacturing companies in the EU … Continue reading

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The Future Of Trade Unions – September 3rd

Notwithstanding a truce during the EU Referendum campaign, the Government’s relationship with trade unions has reached rock bottom with more restrictions aimed against them through the new Trade Union Bill 2016.  Trade union membership has remained fairly static over recent years and … Continue reading

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North Sea: 48 Hours Strike Begins

A 48-hour strike by North Sea offshore oil and gas workers starts today (Thursday 4 August), after company managers rejected an offer from trade unions. Workers in the trade unions Unite and RMT will go ahead with the planned stoppage … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Figures Reveal Brexit Uncertainty

By Hajera Blagg The latest manufacturing figures released yesterday (August 1st) have shown that the uncertainty unleashed by a Brexit vote is no passing phase. The closely-watched Markit/CIPS UK manufacturing purchasing managers’ index fell to levels last seen in February … Continue reading

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Statement On Coup In Turkey From Turkish Metal and Manufacturing Workers Union

The following statement has been issued by our comrades in Birlesik Metal IS Turkey. By Eyup Ozer of Birlesik Metal IS Secular, Democratic, Independent,  Social State of Law cannot be created by Dictators, it will be creation of workers! We … 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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UK workers reject a Brexit cuts budget says post-referendum poll

The TUC has published findings from a poll taken immediately after the EU referendum ballot closed, and its action plan for protecting jobs and industry. The poll – of 2,716 adults who voted in the referendum – found that nearly … 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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Why The EU Must Not Grant China Market Economy Status

The decision by the European Parliament recently to oppose granting Market Economic Status (MES) to China is very welome. It follows extensive lobbying by Unite and our global union with the US Steelworkers, Workers Uning (read statement) along with the … Continue reading

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