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Brazilian Presidential Election: Unions Say The The Fight Goes On!

Official note from the Unified Workers’ Central [CUT] note on the outcome of the 2018 elections in Brazil Posted: October 29, 2018 – 11h33 | Last modified: October 29, 2018 – 11:58 The Executive Directorate of the CUT, in view … Continue reading

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Frances O’Grady’s Speech At The Jimmy Reid Foundation Memorial Lecture, 27th September 2018

Frances O’Grady was introduced by Lynn Henderson, the vice-chair of the project board of the Foundation. Lynn is also this year’s STUC President and a longstanding national officer of the PCS union. Lynn was preceded by a welcome from the … Continue reading

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The Tories Industrial Strategy is in tatters – we need a Labour Government to rebuild UK manufacturing.

The UK stands at the crossroads. The country faces the prospect of crashing out of the European Union inflicting untold damage on our manufacturing industries if we are faced with no customs union or access to a single market. Along … Continue reading

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CSEU Fleet Support Ships – Campaign Review

The Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions are running an excellent campaign to ensure that the UKs Fleet Support Ships are built here in the UK, protecting good, skilled jobs in UK shipyards and in UK manufacturing. The CSEU have … Continue reading

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No Deal Brexit Papers Exercise In Pantomime and Menace

By Ben Norman, Research Officer at Unite the Union And so, perhaps inevitably, it’s come to this. After almost two years of Brexit talks between the EU and Britain’s best interlocutors (plus David Davis) last week we were presented with … Continue reading

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At Last! Mexican Union Leader Napoleon Gomez Is Heading Home

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Japanese & UK union leaders call for Brexit to deliver for workers in the UK and Japan

27 July 2018 The TUC and RENGO (the Japanese Trade Union Confederation) have issued a joint statement highlighting the threat that a bad Brexit deal poses to workers, trade and investment. In the shadow of the G7 Summit expressing concern … Continue reading

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Unions Welcome Tata – Thyssenkrupp Agreement

The trade unions within Tata Steel UK (Unite, Community and GMB) have welcomed the announcement that Tata Steel and thyssenkrupp will form a joint venture. The three unions recognise the industrial logic of this partnership and consider it the best … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO and ETUC Support Fair Trade Practices

AFL-CIO and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) issued a joint statement today on trade and multilateralism on June 15, 2018: The working people of the United States and Europe have been harmed by unfair trade practices, including China’s deliberate … Continue reading

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VSC Statement On Venezuela’s Presidential Elections

Venezuela’s Presidential elections on Sunday May 20th saw Nicolas Maduro re-elected. With 92.6 percent of the votes counted, Maduro had 5.8 million votes (nearly 68%), with his closest rival, former governor Henri Falcón getting 1.8 million votes.  Two other candidates … Continue reading

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