Category Archives: International Trade Unions

US Unions & Trump’s NAFTA Renegotiations

NAFTA is back in the spotlight 23 years after it became law. Donald Trump pledged to withdraw from it. Instead he’s seeking to renegotiate it (in secret). The first round of talks wrapped up August 20th. The AFL-CIO’s top trade … Continue reading

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French Labour Law Reform – Why The CGT Says “Non”

In 2016, the French government, led by PM Manuel Valls, forced a law through Parliament, the so-called “El-Khomri Labour Law” (after the name of the then-Labour Minister). There is an article in the French Constitution (article 49.3) that provides for … Continue reading

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Mr. Fox Goes To Washington – Why?

UK trade secretary Liam Fox MP is visted Washington, D.C. on Monday, 24th July for talks with the US administration on a future UK-US trade deal. As representatives of working people on both sides of the Atlantic, we want to … Continue reading

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Macron Hopes To Use French Summer Holidays To Drive Through Labour Reforms

The new French President Emmanuel Macron has said he intends to reform France’s labour laws before the end of this summer after meeting unions and telling them he ‘intends to act swiftly’. Macron warned during his presidential campaign that he … Continue reading

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What Is Really Happenning In Venezuela – Watch Here.

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Support US Car Workers Fighting For Union Recogntion

United Auto Workers (the US car workers union) and their members  at Local 42 in Chattanooga, Tennessee have been locked in a battle with Volkswagen for the right to union recognition and collective bargaining. Despite a December 2015 election victory … Continue reading

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United Steelworkers Convention 2017 – Len McCluskey

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United Steelworkers Convention 2017 – Tony Burke

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United Steelworkers Convention 2017 – Power Of Unity

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Len McCluskey: Speech to Unite EWC Reps

Febuary 10th, Esher, UK Colleagues, I’m delighted to be here. I hear you’ve had positive and instructive debate over these two days and that’s something that will feed into our union’s work on Brexit moving forward. And let me thank … Continue reading

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