Category Archives: European Trade Unions

“Tories have been prevented from hitting British workers’ rights”

Alan Johnson MP, Chair of Labour In For Britain, commenting on the publication of Donald Tusk’s letter outlining a draft plan for the UK’s membership of the EU, said:  “Britain’s membership of the EU is much bigger than any changes … Continue reading

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Trade Unions And The Coming Digital Revolution

Phrases such as ‘Industry 4.0’, ‘Big Data’ and ‘The Internet Of Things’ are now common currency as the predictions of a new digital world and a new world of work. The coming digital revolution is a hot topic with employers, … Continue reading

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EEF Manufacturing Survey – Another ‘Wake-Up’ Call For Government Says Unite

Today’s (Monday 11th January) annual survey by the manufacturers’ organisation EEF is yet another a wake-up call for the government said Britain’s largest union, Unite as it warned manufacturers against breaking up skilled workforces and trying to impose lower pay … Continue reading

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Greece: #ThisIsACoup – Watch the documentary here.

Director Theopi Skarlatos and producer Paul Mason present #ThisIsACoup, a four-part documentary series telling the story of how the European Union destroyed the first radical left government in modern history. #ThisIsACoup – Episode One: “Angela, Suck Our Balls” With the … Continue reading

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The UK Auto Industry and Europe

Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich production line Professor David Bailey reflects on the impact of EU membership on the UK’s auto industry. The UK government likes to boast that the UK’s auto industry is undergoing something of a revival, in … Continue reading

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World’s Biggest Union Elects New Leadership

The world’s biggest trade union, Germany’s IG Metall elected a new leadership at its Congress last week in Frankfurt. The 2.5 million member union has elected Joerg Hofmann, aged 59, dubbed ‘a tough wage negotiator and trained economist’ by the … Continue reading

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Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald: My Plea To Save SSI Redcar

As As the Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough with many, many thousands of constituents devastated by the SSI collapse, I plead with the Government to consider my analysis. Now that the liquidation order has been made, I am of the … Continue reading

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TUC Statement On EU Referendum & Statement to PLP by Jeremy Corbyn and Hilary Benn.

Congress notes that there will be a referendum on Britain’s continued membership of the European Union at some time in the next two years, possibly before the 2016 Congress. Over the years, Congress has consistently expressed support for a European … Continue reading

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IG Metall: Statement On Refugees

The giant German metalworkers union IG Metal have issued this statement on the refugee crisis now engulfing the EU. It is certainly well worth reading and an impressive statement of solidarity with those in dire need. Click here to download … Continue reading

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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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