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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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Unite seeks Brexit assurances for UK car industry and manufacturing

Britain’s largest union, Unite said it would be seeking similar government assurances for the UK’s car industry and manufacturing sector which may have been made to Nissan to cover the potential impact of Brexit. Today’s (Saturday 29 October) move by … Continue reading

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‘Monumental Victory’ In Uber Case

This is the official GMB press release: Similar contracts masquerading as bogus self employment will all be reviewed says GMB GMB, the union for professional drivers, has won their case against Uber as the London Employment Tribunal has determined that … Continue reading

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Unite will not stand by and see good jobs scrapped amid Brexit

This week Unite will set out its strategy on manufacturing and Brexit. Called Brexit On Our Terms, Unite has consulted and listened to our shop stewards and reps in manufacturing, the Trades Union Congress, MPs and employers bodies representing companies … Continue reading

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Why TTIP & CETA Are Running Into Trouble In Germany

By  Hans Von Der Burchard, Politico Europe The fate of EU trade policy hangs on the next four weeks in German politics. The European Commission can only look on anxiously from the sidelines as its most prestigious core competency — … Continue reading

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Why the British labour movement should care about the coup in Brazil

Previously published in the Morning Star August 9th As world attention turns to Brazil for the Olympic Games, we need to shine a light on that country’s dismantling of democracy A coup is taking place in Brazil. On first glance, … Continue reading

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North Sea: 48 Hours Strike Begins

A 48-hour strike by North Sea offshore oil and gas workers starts today (Thursday 4 August), after company managers rejected an offer from trade unions. Workers in the trade unions Unite and RMT will go ahead with the planned stoppage … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Figures Reveal Brexit Uncertainty

By Hajera Blagg The latest manufacturing figures released yesterday (August 1st) have shown that the uncertainty unleashed by a Brexit vote is no passing phase. The closely-watched Markit/CIPS UK manufacturing purchasing managers’ index fell to levels last seen in February … Continue reading

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Industrial Strategy – What Is To Be Done?

By David Bailey, Professor of Industrial Strategy at the Aston Business School The new government under Theresa May has brought with it a marked change of tone on industrial strategy. Whereas the last Business Secretary Sajid Javid couldn’t even bring … Continue reading

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Please Support Unite & RMT Members Taking Action On The North Sea

Unite and RMT members employed by Woodgroup on Shell oil platforms in the Brent Field on the North Sea are to take strike action on July 26th – the first strike in a generation on the North Sea. They will … Continue reading

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