Category Archives: Solidarity

World’s Biggest Union Elects New Leadership

The world’s biggest trade union, Germany’s IG Metall elected a new leadership at its Congress last week in Frankfurt. The 2.5 million member union has elected Joerg Hofmann, aged 59, dubbed ‘a tough wage negotiator and trained economist’ by the … Continue reading

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Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald: My Plea To Save SSI Redcar

As As the Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough with many, many thousands of constituents devastated by the SSI collapse, I plead with the Government to consider my analysis. Now that the liquidation order has been made, I am of the … Continue reading

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Workers Uniting statement on breakthrough in Colombian peace talks

Workers Uniting, the 2 million member global union formed by UNITE the union and the United Steelworkers (USW), congratulates all parties in the Colombia peace process for the efforts that led to the historic handshake between Colombia President Juan Manuel … Continue reading

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TUC Statement On EU Referendum & Statement to PLP by Jeremy Corbyn and Hilary Benn.

Congress notes that there will be a referendum on Britain’s continued membership of the European Union at some time in the next two years, possibly before the 2016 Congress. Over the years, Congress has consistently expressed support for a European … Continue reading

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Protect The Right To Strike!

Download ‘Protect The Right To Strike’ by John Hendy QC and Prof. Keith Ewing published by CTUF and IER at http://www.tradeunionfreedom.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Kill-the-Bill-Final.pdf

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Steelworkers Gear Up For Lock Out

Rallies and marches have been planned from 19 to 21 August at ArcelorMittal facilities in four states: West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana as the United Steelworkers prepare for a major dispute in the US steel industry. At the same time, … Continue reading

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Tory Party March & Rally, October 4th

Sunday 4 October –  “No to austerity, yes to workers’ rights” On Sunday 4 October, the Conservative party will open their annual conference in Manchester. After five years of austerity, falling living standards, pay freezes and huge cuts to public … Continue reading

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Fast Food Workers In L.A. & N.Y.C Win Pay Deals

US Fast Food workers have won two important victories in their fight for better wages as both Los Angeles County and New York State voted to raise minimum wages says the Global union, the International Food Workers. On July 22nd … Continue reading

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Speech At The CSEU On The Trade Union Bill

Union members from across shipbuilding and engineering today (July 15th) slammed the government’s Trade Union Bill, as unjust and in favour of employers. Moving an emergency motion, Unite assistant general secretary Tony Burke said, the Bill was a pernicious, all-out … Continue reading

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USW Toronto :Crown Packaging Workers Have “Tentative” Deal

The 22 month strike at Crown Packaging in Toronto looks like it could be over soon. A tentative agreement reached in the last week. 120 USW members at Crown Holdings Inc.’s Toronto plant have been on strike since September 6th, 2013, after … Continue reading

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