Category Archives: International Trade Unions

Betty Tebbs: 84 years of activism

Published on the TUC 150 website celebrating great women trade unionists – Betty was one of the best. She was a teenage activist In 1932, 14-year-old Betty turned up on the first day of her job at the East Lancashire … Continue reading

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IG Metall secures far reaching pay and conditions deal in Germany

“Workers’ priorities have shifted. Instead of higher wages, work-life balance is now in focus” On 5th February the giant German metal and engineering workers union IG Metall reached a ‘ground-breaking’ national sectoral pay and conditions agreement with engineering employers in … Continue reading

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Ivan Beavis – A Legend & A Hero

Yesterday I was privilaged to attend the funeral of a friend and comrade, the legendary Ivan Beavis, former circulation manager at the Morning Star, trade unionist, music collector, Man United fan, gig goer, and socialist. The ninety minute ‘event’ (Yes … Continue reading

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Unite Launches Groundbreaking ‘Pay Claim Generator’ To Boost Collective Bargaining

Unite, launched a new groundbreakin digital tool to help members to secure better pay deals and help with Collective Bargaining. Unite has dveloped a ‘Pay Claim Generator’ which will help in the fight for increased pay and a fair share … Continue reading

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Factory Gate Meetings At Bombardier Belfast – Thursday January 18th

Workers to gather for union meetings between noon and 1.00pm on Thursday [January 18th] at gates of all five Bombardier sites Decision by US International Trade Commission on proposed 292% C Series tariffs due to be made public within next … Continue reading

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Fantasy Trade Deals: Welcome To Cloud Cuckoo Land

Last weeks latest ‘flight of fancy’ by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox and his Brexit team (cheered on by the pro-Brexit media) that the UK has held informal talks on joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement, if the UK leaves … Continue reading

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Treason is punished, courage is rewarded – Napoleón Gómez Urrutia

Excellent article from La Jornada, in Mexico, 21st December 2017 on Mexican trade unions and the Mexican independent union Los Mineros joining with Unite the Union and the United Steelworkers in our global union Workers Uniting. The year 2017 could … Continue reading

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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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