Category Archives: European Trade Unions

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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TUC and DGB: Workplace democracy is essential to decent work – the 13th British-German Trade Union Forum

A meeting of British – German Trade Union Forum took place in London on the 8th and 9th of December. It was the 13th time that this forum, jointly organised by the TUC and the DGB as well as the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation and the … Continue reading

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Updated: 125,000 Take Part In Brussels Demo In Lead Up To General Strike.

Ahead of a General Strike called for December 15th, 125,000 workers and their supporters took to the streets of Brussels today (November 6th) to demonstrate against austerity policies being imposed by the Belgium government. The police estimated the march as … Continue reading

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Workers Uniting condemns EU-Canada trade agreement

Steelworkers, Unite join to reject anti-democratic, anti-worker proposals Workers Uniting, the global union of the United Steelworkers (USW) in North America and Unite the union in the UK and Ireland, condemns the Canada and European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and … Continue reading

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