Category Archives: Politics

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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What does Brexit mean for Regional Economies and Industries?

Download Unite’s Policy on the EU agreed at the Unite Policy Conference EXECUTIVE COUNCIL STATEMENT ON THE EUROPEAN UNION 2016

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James O’Brien On The Murder Of Jo Cox MP

James O’Brien of LBC (the guy who nailed Nigel Farage) on the murder of Jo Cox perfectly captures the state of debate in Britain today The LBC presenter James O’Brien gave a monologue on his radio show this morning, perfectly … Continue reading

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Unite to fight ‘buy American’ procurement policy

Defence secretary Michael Fallon has serious questions to answer about the UK’s secretive procurement policy – the latest controversy being the decision to buy nine maritime patrol aircraft from America. See Mail On Sunday June 7th article The deal to … Continue reading

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Trade union members should vote to stay in the EU

Letter in The Guardian June 6th As general secretaries who represent a large part of Britain’s trade union movement, we are writing to make our position clear and urge our collective membership, which reaches over 6 million people, to vote … Continue reading

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ETUC General Secretary Says Scots Should Vote Remain

Luca Visentini General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation writes in the Scottish Daily Record, May 29th The people of Scotland are no strangers to momentous decisions and on June 23rd they will be asked to make another. As … Continue reading

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