Category Archives: Politics

Spain: Support the Airbus 8

Eight trade unionists who work for aerospace company Airbus are facing jail sentences in Spain for standing up for the right to strike and picket. They were in the UK this week explaining their case and the Spanish ‘Gagging Laws’ … Continue reading

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“Tories have been prevented from hitting British workers’ rights”

Alan Johnson MP, Chair of Labour In For Britain, commenting on the publication of Donald Tusk’s letter outlining a draft plan for the UK’s membership of the EU, said:  “Britain’s membership of the EU is much bigger than any changes … Continue reading

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CTUF – IER Spring Rally – February 11th

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EEF Manufacturing Survey – Another ‘Wake-Up’ Call For Government Says Unite

Today’s (Monday 11th January) annual survey by the manufacturers’ organisation EEF is yet another a wake-up call for the government said Britain’s largest union, Unite as it warned manufacturers against breaking up skilled workforces and trying to impose lower pay … Continue reading

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Manufacturing – Big Job Losses Predicted For 2016

The EEF (Engineering Employers Federation) is predicting big job losses in UK manufacturing during 2016 – despite the success of the UK automotive, aerospace and pharma sectors. Their latest report says British manufacturers will shed tens of thousands of jobs … Continue reading

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Greece: #ThisIsACoup – Watch the documentary here.

Director Theopi Skarlatos and producer Paul Mason present #ThisIsACoup, a four-part documentary series telling the story of how the European Union destroyed the first radical left government in modern history. #ThisIsACoup – Episode One: “Angela, Suck Our Balls” With the … Continue reading

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Government ‘not alert to UK steel industry crisis warnings’, says Business Committee

The Government was not ‘alert enough’ to the warning bells sounded by UK steel industry, says the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Committee in a report published today. The BIS Committee found that while the Government identified the steel industry … Continue reading

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NLRB to Issue Complaint Alleging Four-Month ATI Lockout is Illegal

The United Steelworkers (USW) union was informed today by Region 6 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Pittsburgh that the regional director will issue a complaint in the four-month-long Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) lockout alleging, in the absence … Continue reading

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Skilled trades workers vote for UAW recognition at VW

The US trade union movement had some good news last week when skilled-trades workers at Volkswagen’s U.S. assembly plant in Chatanooga, Tennessee voted for union representation and collective bargaining by the United Autoworkers. The workers who repair and maintain machinery … Continue reading

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The UK Auto Industry and Europe

Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich production line Professor David Bailey reflects on the impact of EU membership on the UK’s auto industry. The UK government likes to boast that the UK’s auto industry is undergoing something of a revival, in … Continue reading

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