Category Archives: Politics

Updated: IF Metall members in Sweden strike at Tesla – unions line up in support

Over 120 Tesla mechanics  in Sweden have commenced strike action after the company refused to agree to union recognition and collective bargaining. It is expected that sales staff who are members of the Unionen union will strike this coming week.  … Continue reading

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UAW Wins Just Transition at General Motors

UAW President Shawn Fain has announced that General Motors will include electric vehicle battery production work in the UAW’s national master agreement with the company. GM’s commitment is a historic step forward, guaranteeing that the transition to electric vehicles at … Continue reading

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UAW Dispute With US Automakers: Biden & Trump Try To Woo Union Members

Biden tells Auto strikers ‘Stick with it’, while Trump says the strikes are ‘ridiculous’ For the first time in modern history a sitting US president joined and spoke at at union picket line this week.  Joe Biden was accompanied by … Continue reading

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Sarah Woolley: “Trade Union Movement Should Back Organise Now”

Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) is calling on the whole labour movement to back Organise Now, as it celebrates its first anniversary.  As figures show that 200,000 workers (mainly women) left the trade … Continue reading

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Updated: Where To Now For The BRICS Nations

Economist Jim O’Neill (now Lord O’Neill) originally coined the phrase ‘BRICs’ in a 2001 Goldman Sach’s economic paper with the title ‘The World Needs Better Economic BRICs’ – which discussed the prospects for four emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, … Continue reading

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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

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Turkey Elections: HDP – Green Left Party: “We made an effort to open the door to democracy”

“We have witnessed an unfair election marked by violations of basic democratic rules, which took place under the repressive conditions of the one-man regime.” Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Mithat Sancar and Green Left Party co-spokespersons Çiğdem Kılıçgün Uçar and … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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