Category Archives: International Trade Unions

Unions Furious As Obama Gets Approval For ‘Fast Track’

President Obama may have got his way on ‘fast track’, the legislation he needs to drive through approval of a new generation of free trade agreements but US unions have vowed to continue to fight on against the deals. ‘Fast … Continue reading

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June 4th : Rally For Venezuela

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USW Chemical Solutions Number 2

Download at the link below the excellent United Steelworkers Newsletter for Chemical Workers : Chemical Solutions Issue 2 with articles on Health & Safety, Dow, BSAF etc

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Union organising In Kenya: Support ITF Campaign

The International Transport Federation are requesting support in a serious disputeconcerning their affiliate the Kenya Long Distance Truck Drivers and Allied Workers’ Union and Agility Logistics. The company says it will recognise the union in Kenya if it gains 50%+1 of the workforce. … Continue reading

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50 Leading UK Trade Unionists Show Solidarity With Venezuela

On March 9th US President Obama signed an executive order declaring  “a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela” and imposed a … Continue reading

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Latest on US Oil Strikes: Five Plants Still On Strike.

Just got this from the USW: From Dave Martin of USW Local 8-719 at the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Catlettsburg, Kentucky: “Contract passed. We will start the process of returning to work Monday and take the operations over on Saturday, 4/11/15.” … Continue reading

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We’re Not Loving It – Protest At McDonalds, London

Unite London hotel and hospitality workers are protesting against Fast Food giant McDonalds on the morning of April 15th – the international day of action in solidarity with fast food workers in the USA and all over the world.  Where … Continue reading

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Luca Visentini To Be New European TUC Head

Italian trade unionist Luca Visentini is the proposed successor to Bernadette Ségol as General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation. This week a meeting of the ETUC’s Executive Committee voted the 46 year old current Confederal Secretary of the ETUC … Continue reading

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LATEST: Crown Dispute: Ontario Appoints Expert To Investigate Strike

Ontario, Canada: Ontario Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn is appointing Morton Mitchnick to conduct an Industrial Inquiry Commission to facilitate a resolution in the dispute involving the United Steelworkers and Crown Metal Packaging Canada LP. On rare occasions the Minister … Continue reading

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USW Reaches Tentative Agreement To Settle Oil Industry Strikes

The United Steelworkers (USW) has announced that it has reached a ‘tentative agreement’ on a new four-year contract with Shell Oil as a pattern agreement for the rest of the industry. 7000 oil workers have been on strike across the … Continue reading

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