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GREECE: The End Of Austerity?

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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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Four week strike to hit sales of Barbour jackets, warns Unite

Barbour jackets at renowned retailers such as Harrods, Harvey Nichols and John Lewis could be in short supply over the coming weeks because of a four week strike warned Unite. The warning came as the union announced that workers at … 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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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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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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