Category Archives: Media

Unite delegates overwhelmingly reject disaffiliation from UK Labour Party

Brighton UK: Following a passionate and ‘well-tempered’ debate at Unite’s rules conference today (Monday 10th July) the union which is the Labour Party’s biggest affiliate has overwhelmingly rejected proposals that would have resulted in the union disaffiliating from Labour. An … Continue reading

Posted in Employment Rights, European Trade Unions, Labour Party, Media, Politics, Trade Unions, Trades Union Congress, Unite The Union | Leave a comment

Brexit – a project led by nationalist far right forces who wanted to divide UK workers

By Simon Dubbins Unite International Director Brexit was always a project led by nationalist far right forces who wanted to divide UK workers.  With Europe and the world at the most dangerous moment since World War II, it’s essential that … Continue reading

Posted in European Trade Unions, International Trade Unions, Labour Party, Media, Politics, Trade Unions, Trades Union Congress, Unite The Union | Leave a comment

Artificial Intelligence Is A Collective Bargaining Issue

Unite National Officer for the Graphical Paper, Media and IT Sector and the Service sector Louisa Bull tells the European TUC that companies in AI have a  business model that is based on the exploitation of its workers. Like any … Continue reading

Posted in Employment Rights, European Trade Unions, International Trade Unions, Labour Party, Media, Politics, Trade Unions, Trades Union Congress, Unite The Union, Workers Uniting | Leave a comment

A Glorious History:  The Printing and Papermaking Trade Unions In The  UK & Ireland

For the first time the story of print and paper workers’ struggle for rights and trade union freedoms is brought together in one illustrated volume. From the resources of the Printworkers’ Collection at the Marx Memorial Library and Workers’ School, … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Employment Rights, European Trade Unions, International Trade Unions, Labour Party, Media, Politics, Solidarity, Trade Unions, Trades Union Congress, Unite The Union, Workers Uniting | Leave a comment

GCHQ & Trade Union Rights Campaigner Mike Grindley – A Humble Hero.

By Hugh Lanning Many seek prominence, others have it thrust upon them. Mike Grindley, who died aged 85 in hospital on New Year’s Day following a stroke, was definitely one of the latter.  Humble and kind, Mike had been beavering … Continue reading

Posted in Employment Rights, Labour Party, Media, Politics, Solidarity, Trade Unions, Trades Union Congress | Leave a comment

Venezuela Solidarity Campaign AGM

The VSC AGM took place on line on October 8th. Here is my welcoming speech as Chair of VSC. Welcome all to this 2022 Annual General Meeting and its pleasure to be the opening speaker for the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign … Continue reading

Posted in International Trade Unions, Labour Party, Media, Politics, Solidarity, Trade Unions, Unite The Union, Workers Uniting | Leave a comment

The Australian Jobs and Skills Summit – a union view

By Andrew Dettmar, President of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union The national employment and skills summit which took place in Canberra on 1/ 2 September, was a triumph of participation and leadership for new Labor Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. And it was an overwhelmingly … Continue reading

Posted in International Trade Unions, Labour Party, Media, Politics, Trade Unions, Trades Union Congress, Unite The Union, Workers Uniting | Leave a comment

Protest At Your Own Peril

Book Review: Matt Foot & Morag Livingstone – Charged: how the police try to suppress protest By Adrian Weir The odious current Home Secretary, Priti Patel, is widely despised and derided for her attempts to order the pushing back to … Continue reading

Posted in Employment Rights, European Trade Unions, International Trade Unions, Labour Party, Media, Politics, Solidarity, Trade Unions, Unite The Union | Leave a comment

International unionism in a globalized economy
 by Ken Neumann

SEFTON WILLIAMS LECTURE Given by Ken Neumann, former Canadian National Director of the United Steelworkers (USW) It is truly an honour to be here, receiving the Sefton Williams award and presenting this lecture. I want to thank the University of … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, International Trade Unions, Media, Politics, Trade Unions, Unite The Union, Workers Uniting | Leave a comment

MESSAGE FROM SHARON GRAHAM: For Peace & Solidarity In Ukraine – Trade Union Appeal

Dear Colleagues, As the military aggression against an independent country unfolds at an alarming pace there is overwhelming support being expressed throughout Unite to support the people of Ukraine. It is not only the struggle for democracy that concerns us … Continue reading

Posted in European Trade Unions, International Trade Unions, Labour Party, Media, Politics, Trade Unions, Trades Union Congress, Unite The Union, Workers Uniting | Leave a comment