Category Archives: Trade Unions

Electric Vehicle Market sparks into life as ICE age comes to end?

Professor David Bailey on the boom in electric vehicles  It seems that electric vehicles (EVs) are finally coming of age as barriers to take up start to fall, costs decline, and range and performance improves. Last December Morgan Stanley upped … Continue reading

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Brexit Chickens Coming Home To Roost

“The Brexit chickens are coming home to roost”  a prominant person in the automotive industry told me during a discussion about the announcement by Michel Barnier that the UK would not benefit one jot from being outside of the single … Continue reading

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Macron Hopes To Use French Summer Holidays To Drive Through Labour Reforms

The new French President Emmanuel Macron has said he intends to reform France’s labour laws before the end of this summer after meeting unions and telling them he ‘intends to act swiftly’. Macron warned during his presidential campaign that he … Continue reading

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United Steelworkers Slams Trump Paris Decision.

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard released the following statement after President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. “President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement is an inexcusable blow … Continue reading

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Morning Star to publish General Election Special edition

Britain’s only socialist daily newspaper is producing a special bumper election edition to be handed out free at supermarkets June 1st (Thursday). 175,000 copies of the Morning Star – featuring exclusive election stories and interviews with Jeremy Corbyn and celebrity … Continue reading

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Unite warns voters ‘Tories are no friends of the North’

The Conservative Party is ‘no friend of the North’ but instead the party of the ‘leafy shires and the lucky few’, Unite the country’s largest union is warning. Billboards carrying that message will appear across the North of England today … Continue reading

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Finnish Unions Create New Industrial Union

Three Finnish trade unions have come together to create a new union – the Finnish Industrial Union. The merger was initially repoerted on this site in December 2016. The industrial and general union TEAM, the Metal Workers’ Union and the … Continue reading

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What Is Really Happenning In Venezuela – Watch Here.

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Labour’s Workers Charter

At last a radical employment rights programme set out by the Labour Party – can anyone disagree with these proposals? LABOUR’S WORKERS CHARTER Give all workers equal rights from day one, whether part-time or full-time, temporary or permanent – so … Continue reading

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Brexit, UK Automotive and Implications For Industrial Policy

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