Category Archives: International Trade Unions

Why I’m Boycotting Beer In Cans

By Marty Warren is United Steelworkers Director for Ontario and Atlantic Canada, representing 74,000 working people. With all the publicity focused on the Beer Store in recent weeks, there is another beer story with profound implications that has received little media … Continue reading

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All Out Turkish Metal Workers Strike Begins On January 29th

By Eyup Ozer, Birleşik Metal-İş Negotiations between Birleşik Metal-İş union and Metal Employers’ Association (MESS) during the “group collective bargaining agreement” (*) for 2014 – 2016 term broke down because of impositions of the employers organization. This will result with … Continue reading

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Striking Barbour workers accept significantly improved offer

Unite members who have been on strike at the famous jacket and clothing manufacturer J. Barbour & Sons in Gateshead will be returning to work after accepting a significantly improved offer following talks at Acas. The dispute attracted media attention after … Continue reading

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The Wapping Dispute with Greg Neale and Nicholas Jones

A look back on the Wapping Dispute with Greg Neale and Nicholas Jones on 20th January. The great dispute at News International newspapers in 1986-87 was one of the most dramatic industrial affairs of the last century and a turning point … Continue reading

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Help the people of Gaza: TUC Aid Appeal Gaza Plant Nursery

TUC Aid is appealing for donations to rebuild the Beit Lahia Plant Nursery in Gaza, which was badly damaged during the 2014 Israeli offensive.  The majority of Gaza’s 1.6 million people are children and refugees living under siege. Access to fuel, … Continue reading

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Bargaining Power To The People

By Leo Gerard USW International President During the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave workers a New Deal, raising wages and employment. Earlier this month, in the sparsely populated Kentucky county that’s home to Bowling Green, officials voted to … Continue reading

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Crown Holdings Shareholders Warned Of Stock Price Losses Due To Toronto Strike

Workers forced on strike in Toronto by giant U.S.-based can-maker Crown Holdings, Inc. (CCK) are warning the company’s shareholders that Crown’s failure to settle the now 15-month labour dispute has resulted in losses equivalent to $0.08/share or $1.34 in lost … Continue reading

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Support Locked Out Workers At Sherwin Alumina, Texas

The holiday season is upon us, and unfortunately, some of our brothers and sisters are going without paychecks because of attacks from huge corporate companies. This includes United Steelworkers and Workers Uniting members at Sherwin Alumina in Texas, where their anti-union … Continue reading

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No More Pinochets In Latin America – No To Coup Plotters in Venezuela! A VSC Emergency Appeal

The recent decisions of the U.S Senate, Congress and elements of the Obama Administration to indicate support for fresh sanctions against Venezuela, have shown why the VSC urgently need your support to step up campaigning. Earlier this year your support in an emergency financial appeal raised over … Continue reading

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Tell Sherwin Alumina To End The Lock Out

On October 11th, Sherwin Alumina part of the multi-national Glencore company locked out 450 hard-working USW Local 235A members at their plant in Gregory, Texas. The lockout came after 235A members overwhelmingly rejected the company’s demands for major cuts in … Continue reading

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