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Finland: Four Industrial Unions Set To Merge

In a move which commenced earlier this year four of Finland’s main industrial unions are planning to merge to create one powerful 260,00 strong union whose focus will be on Finland’s exporting industries. The ruling bodies of the four unions … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: Why I Am Standing For General Secretary

Trade unionism matters more than ever. With the economy still in a slump, the Tories in power and the shadow of Brexit hanging over millions of jobs, unions are the only line of defence for working families. So the future … Continue reading

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German Trade Union’s Reject CETA

In a surprise turn around the German trade union umbrella organisation the DGB have come out against the EU-Canada Trade agreement known as CETA. A document available to download here spells out why tacit previous support has been over-turned. The … Continue reading

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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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