Category Archives: International Trade Unions

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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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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NLRB to Issue Complaint Alleging Four-Month ATI Lockout is Illegal

The United Steelworkers (USW) union was informed today by Region 6 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Pittsburgh that the regional director will issue a complaint in the four-month-long Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) lockout alleging, in the absence … Continue reading

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Skilled trades workers vote for UAW recognition at VW

The US trade union movement had some good news last week when skilled-trades workers at Volkswagen’s U.S. assembly plant in Chatanooga, Tennessee voted for union representation and collective bargaining by the United Autoworkers. The workers who repair and maintain machinery … Continue reading

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British labor organizers hit picket lines with locked-out ATI workers

By Tom Yerace Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 12:31 a.m.  Locked-out steelworkers at the Allegheny Technologies Inc. plant in Harrison learned first hand Tuesday about labor struggles in Great Britain. Members of United Steelworkers Local 1196 in Brackenridge, locked out of the … Continue reading

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Workers Uniting Opposes Market Economy Status For China

Workers Uniting, the global union between the United Steelworkers (USW) and Unite the Union of Great Britain and Ireland, has announced its strong opposition to any move by the European Union (EU) to grant Market Economy Status (MES) to China. … Continue reading

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USW: New Edition Of Chemical Solutions

The United Steelworkers in the USA & Canada have issued the latest issue of their excellent newsletter for their members working in the Chemicals sector. Click on the link here to download Issue 3 Chemical Solutions

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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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Workers Uniting statement on breakthrough in Colombian peace talks

Workers Uniting, the 2 million member global union formed by UNITE the union and the United Steelworkers (USW), congratulates all parties in the Colombia peace process for the efforts that led to the historic handshake between Colombia President Juan Manuel … Continue reading

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