Category Archives: International Trade Unions

US Oil Workers – It’s All About Safety

USW oil workers have been forced into an unfair labor practice strike. The workers are fighting to secure fair contracts that will protect the health and safety of workers and communities. The oil industry is the richest in the world, … Continue reading

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US Oil Strike – More Refineries Walk Out

According to reports on the negotiation front, it is being reported that “it’s been a quiet week for striking oil workers and energy executives”. The United Steelworkers added three more refineries, including the USA’s largest refinery and one chemical plant to … Continue reading

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Germany: IG Metall Wins 3.4% Pay Deal

Germany’s largest union IG Metall which cover engineering, automotive, aerospace, electrical and other skilled metalworking trades has agreed a 3.4% pay rise for 12 months from April. The union, which represents 3.7 million workers across Germany had originally demanded a … Continue reading

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LATEST: Steelworkers – Oil Strike Expands : 7,000 Workers On Strike

The United Steelworkers (USW) announced that it will expand its unfair labour practice strike (ULP) by launching a work stoppage at midnight at the Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. This refinery, a 50-50 joint venture between Shell Oil … Continue reading

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USW Statement On “Lack of Progress” In Oil Strike Talks.

Day 10: There was little progress as bargaining with the industry resumed.  When talks recessed last week the industry told the USW bargaining committee that they would be bringing one of their maintenance experts to discuss the issue of contractors … Continue reading

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USW, Allies In Europe United
 In Fight For Safety At Oil Refineries

A delegation of striking oil refinery workers from the United Steelworkers (USW) will bring their campaign for a safer oil industry to Europe this week, meeting with allies from labor unions in the Netherlands and Great Britain.  The group, led … Continue reading

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US Oil Strikes Latest: Stoppages Spread To BP

The United Steelworkers (USW) who represent thousands of striking oil refinery workers have said that workers at BP Refineries will be hit by strikes today (Sunday) in the next wave of industrial action which has speed across the US oil industry. … Continue reading

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Glencore: EDM From Ian Lavery MP

Early day motion on Glencore tabled in UK House of Commons Sign EDM 764 to support Glencore workers Glencore, the global mining company, claims to respect human rights, community culture, collective bargaining and the right of employees to freely choose … Continue reading

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Workers walk out at oil refineries across USA

Members of the United Steelworkers who work in oil refineries and chemical plants have walked out at nine sites across the USA – beginning strikes aimed at putting pressure oil companies to agree to a new national contract covering workers … Continue reading

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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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