Category Archives: International Trade Unions

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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Unite Delegation Support USW Sherwin Alumina Lock Out

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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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