Category Archives: Trade Unions

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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Mexico’s President-Elect Prepares Labor Overhaul to Empower Workers

No more secret agreements between union bosses and employers, future labour minister says By Juan Montes, The Wall Street Journal, September 11th Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador is preparing legislation to overhaul the country’s collective-bargaining system to improve wages … 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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NZ Union Leader Tazered, Attacked & Detained In Israel

From the New Zealand Herald 30 July, 2018 A New Zealand union leader has been attacked and being unlawfully detained by the Israeli military, his union claims. The alleged incident took place on Monday morning, and Mike Treen National Director … Continue reading

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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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USA: Massive attack on trade union in Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31 decision

From Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO The Supreme Court heard a case on June 27th (Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31)  brought by the rich and powerful who are trying to take away your freedom to join in union. The American labor … 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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Unsung Hero: The Jack Jones Story – Trailer

Unsung Hero: The Jack Jones Story – Trailer from Hurricane Films on Vimeo. ‘Unsung Hero – The Jack Jones Story’ is a documentary on one of the greatest British figures of the past century – a man who exercised more … 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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