Category Archives: Labour Party

TUC and DGB: Workplace democracy is essential to decent work – the 13th British-German Trade Union Forum

A meeting of British – German Trade Union Forum took place in London on the 8th and 9th of December. It was the 13th time that this forum, jointly organised by the TUC and the DGB as well as the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation and the … Continue reading

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Jaguar Land Rover Pay Deal: Labour Peer’s Comments – “Bizarre”

By Professor David Bailey It’s hugely welcome news that Jaguar Land Rover management and unions this week reached a new two-year pay deal, as I fully expected them to do. JLR revised its offer, with a pay rise of 4.5 … Continue reading

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Glencore: Sherwin Alumina Lockout

On October 11th, Sherwin Alumina locked out 450 hard-working United Steelworkers 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 pension and health care benefits for … Continue reading

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Fighting The New Generation Of Trade Deals

Published in December issue of Labour Briefing Unions in the UK and the EU have been campaigning against TTIP, the free trade deal between the EU and the USA (and the deal with Canada known as CETA) since significant details … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Korean union member sacked for fast food activism

Gahyun Lee was dismissed from her job at a McDonald’s outlet in Yeokgok, Gyeonggi Province on September 15th following her visit to Los Angeles earlier that month to support the national action by US fast food workers.  Management had previously … Continue reading

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The Return Of The News International Dispute Exhibition

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Unite’s Howard Beckett : ‘Holiday Pay Ruling Will Not Open The Floodgates’.

This week there was an historic ruling that workers in the UK are entitled to have overtime and other payments included in their holiday pay calculations. The ruling attracted much media attention. It was a great win for workers – … Continue reading

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Len Lays It On The Line To Labour

In a typically barnstorming speech to marchers and demonstrators who took part in ‘Britain Needs A Pay Rise’ march organised by the TUC, Unite’s Len McCluskey laid it on the line to Labour today. Following the Scottish Referendum, UKIP’s by-election … Continue reading

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Venezuela: the disturbing message of Robert Serra’s murder

Letter published in The Guardian, Thursday 10th October 2014  We express our condolences and solidarity to Venezuela following the murder of Robert Serra (27), the national assembly’s youngest parliamentarian, who was found dead in his home on October 1st (theguardian.com, 8 … Continue reading

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Has Germany Scuppered CETA? Is TTIP Next?

Reports from Germany and Canada suggest that the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) could have been blocked by a change of heart by Germany as confusion reigns on … Continue reading

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