Category Archives: European Trade Unions

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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Great News For Construction Workers As UCATT Vote To Join Unite

Construction workers in the UK will now have one powerful union voice on their side fighting for them from 1 January 2017, as members of the construction union Ucatt voted by 85.5 per cent to merge with Britain’s largest union, … 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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Unite will not stand by and see good jobs scrapped amid Brexit

This week Unite will set out its strategy on manufacturing and Brexit. Called Brexit On Our Terms, Unite has consulted and listened to our shop stewards and reps in manufacturing, the Trades Union Congress, MPs and employers bodies representing companies … Continue reading

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Norway Oil Workers On Strike

350 oil workers all members of the Industri Energi union, are on strike after wage talks broke down with the Norwegian Oil Industry Association. “We are on strike because the Norwegian Oil Industry Association did not show any willingness to … Continue reading

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Early Reflections on Labour Conference 2016

The portents were not good a few weeks ago – the conference was expected to expose a giant chasm and split the party; Ian McNichol was for the chop; they were struggling to find a new security company and the … Continue reading

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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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