Category Archives: International Trade Unions

UAW Sets Up Local At Volkswagen, Chatanooga

The United Auto Workers union say they have reached  a “consensus” with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognise the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company’s assembly plant in Chatanooga, Tennessee. The … Continue reading

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Huhtamaki : Creating Low Wage, Precarious Employment In USA

By Mike Hall That Starbucks cup that held your morning skim latte or the Chinet paper plates you’ve got packed up for a picnic this weekend were likely made by workers at one of Huhtamaki’s 21 plants in the United … Continue reading

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US labour authorities seek bargaining order for Novelis with United Steelworkers

Update: Federal board seeks to force Novelis to bargain with Steelworkers union at Scriba plant - Click on link for update on this story. The General Counsel of the highest labour authority in the U.S.A., the National Labour Relations Board (NLRB), … Continue reading

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Workers Uniting Statement On The Turkish Mining Disaster

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Greek Metal Workers Win Great Victory!

The Greek Metal Workers’ union, POEM, is celebrating a great victory after a verdict was finally handed down in the Skaramanga Shipyard court case on 5th May. Eleven of the twelve trade unionists facing jail terms were set free immediately … Continue reading

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US College Football Players Vote To Form Union

The world of sports in the USA has been rocked by a decision of Northwestern collage football players (US style football that it – not soccer!) to form a union and seek union recognition using the USA’s system for determining … Continue reading

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Crown Holdings CEO Stuns Shareholders – Refuses Questions During Annual Meeting

Crown Holdings shareholders shook their heads in disbelief today when CEO John Conway barred them from speaking at Crown’s annual meeting.  Prevented from addressing the board of directors, shareholders were told to submit written questions, but most went unanswered during … Continue reading

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Update: Teksid Strike Ends With Win For Los Mineros

Further to previous reports on this site workers at Teksid Iron of Mexico have lifted the work stoppage that began last week after approving, in an ‘impromptu assembly’ (mass meeting), an agreement signed between the Metal and Mineworkers’ Union (Los … Continue reading

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Update: Talks Begin To Reinstate Sacked Workers At Teksid Hierro, Mexico

Talks have begun at the strike hit Teksid Hierro plant in Mexico between Los Mineros and the company (owned by the multi-national Fiat-Chrysler Corporation). During a second round of talks with leaders of Los Mineros, the multi-national company agreed to … Continue reading

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Update: Teksid Workers Plan All Out Strike

Workers at the Teksid Hierro plant in Mexico have continued to strike against the imposition of the yellow, stooge union, CTM by the company at the foundry. They stopped work again on April 20th after three workers were sacked. Workers … Continue reading

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