Category Archives: Media

Orgreave: Media Conference & OTJC Statement

Following today’s (12th June) announcement by the IPCC the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC) and the national Union of Mineworkers will be hosting an open press conference at 12.00 noon in the NUM main hall at 2 Huddersfield Road, Barnsley S70 2LS. Press and public all … Continue reading

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Global union network formed to fight back at Huhtamäki

Unions from paper products plants owned by the Finnish multi-national Huhtamäki met in Helsinki recently to establish a global trade union network. They also slammed the behaviour of the company Vice-President, Sami Pauni, who refused to answer questions from US workers and … Continue reading

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UK union membership ‘broadly unchanged’ – but it pays to be in a union.

The latest trade union membership figures and statistics published by the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) in its statistical bulletin shows union membership for 2014 in the UK is ‘broadly unchanged’ on the figures for 2013. The report … Continue reading

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Unions Furious As Obama Gets Approval For ‘Fast Track’

President Obama may have got his way on ‘fast track’, the legislation he needs to drive through approval of a new generation of free trade agreements but US unions have vowed to continue to fight on against the deals. ‘Fast … Continue reading

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Morning Star Appoints Youngest Ever Editor

Ben Chacko has been appointed the editor of the Morning Star making him the youngest editor of the co-operatively owned socialist daily newspaper since the legendary William Rust in 1930. Ben, who 31, has been active on the left since … Continue reading

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Keith Ewing: Where Do We Go Now?

Trade unions face a crisis like no other as 5 years of Tory rule beckon. We need a new vision — and we need it now, by Keith Ewing.  Shortly after the general election in 2010, I wrote in these … Continue reading

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Turkish Car Industry Hit By Stoppages

A wave of stoppages across the Turkish car industry is taking place as workers demand better pay and conditions – as well as demanding to join a union of their choice and elect their own union reps. Over 7,000 workers … Continue reading

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Manufacturing in the balance?

By Philip Pearson of the TUC At the very time when manufacturing should be expanding its share of UK GDP, its contribution is now lower than in 2010. Evidence suggests that our ‘foundation industries’, the industrial heartland of UK manufacturing, … Continue reading

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Union organising In Kenya: Support ITF Campaign

The International Transport Federation are requesting support in a serious disputeconcerning their affiliate the Kenya Long Distance Truck Drivers and Allied Workers’ Union and Agility Logistics. The company says it will recognise the union in Kenya if it gains 50%+1 of the workforce. … Continue reading

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50 Leading UK Trade Unionists Show Solidarity With Venezuela

On March 9th US President Obama signed an executive order declaring  “a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela” and imposed a … Continue reading

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