Category Archives: European Trade Unions

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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Len McCluskey On Why Unite Supports EU Remain

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Brexit is not the answer to the new generation of free trade agreements

By Adrian Weir The cat is out of the bag – the publication last week of the LSE report on the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions within the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) commissioned by the Government has … Continue reading

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Manufacturing is essential to the UK’s economy — and it depends on EU membership

The Brexiters’ alternative is a zero-hours, low-skill, low-paid economy Economics professor Patrick Minford, who supports the Brexit campaign, said recently that ‘if we left the EU, it seems that we would mostly eliminate manufacturing.’ Minford – who was a major … Continue reading

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Labour Needs To Get To Grips With The Digital Economy

As the digital revolution gathers at a rapidly increasing pace so is the growth of new forms of employment. One of these is ‘gig workers’ – for ‘one size fits all’ buzzword for anything from service workers to technology professionals – … Continue reading

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