Category Archives: International Trade Unions

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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Len McCluskey Speech On Brexit & Manufacturing

Liverpool, 2nd February 2017  Let me start by welcoming you all here today – What a fantastic turn out. We have over 200 people here today, shop stewards from across our manufacturing sector, including aerospace, automotives, chemicals, engineering…… I want … Continue reading

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Excellent article from the Wall Street Journal: The End Of Employees

Never before have big employers tried so hard to hand over chunks of their business to contractors. From Google to Wal-Mart, the strategy prunes costs for firms and job security for millions of workers By LAUREN WEBER The Wall Street … Continue reading

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Alborada: Latin America Uncovered Article

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USW Chemical Workers Newsletter December 2016.

Download the lastest Newsletter from the United Steelworkers for Chemical Workers by clicking here. December 20106. Issue number 6 Thanks to Kent Holsing.

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Finland: Four Industrial Unions Set To Merge

In a move which commenced earlier this year four of Finland’s main industrial unions are planning to merge to create one powerful 260,00 strong union whose focus will be on Finland’s exporting industries. The ruling bodies of the four unions … Continue reading

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Fidel Castro Tribute by Len McCluskey of Unite

Commenting on the death of Fidel Castro, the leader of the UK’s biggest union, Unite, Len McCluskey said: “With the passing of another towering figure from the history of the twentieth century, this is the moment to remember what Fidel … Continue reading

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The Defeat Of TPP Trade Deal Is A Tale Of Ants Slaying A Dragon.

By Leo Gerard, President of the Unite Steelworkers of USA and Canada It seemed a fearsome task, challenging the powerful behemoth that is Wall Street, Big Pharma, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Big Ag, Big Oil, all their lobbyists, and … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Trying To Stop Workers From Using Oransing App

The anti union US retailer Wal-Mart is trying to stop its workers downloading a smartphone app designed by OUR Wal-mart, an organisation that is campaigning for higher pay and better working conditions for non unionised workers. It marks another development … Continue reading

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Russian Revolution Centenary Celebrations

7th November 2016 (25th October in the old-style Julian calendar) marks the 99th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, famously dubbed by US journalist John Reed as “ten days that shook the world.” The Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace in St Petersburg … Continue reading

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