Category Archives: Trade Unions

Has Germany Scuppered CETA? Is TTIP Next?

Reports from Germany and Canada suggest that the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) could have been blocked by a change of heart by Germany as confusion reigns on … Continue reading

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Britain Needs A Pay Rise Demonstration – October 18th

Details of transport including Coaches and Trains organised by Unite the Union can be found by clicking here. We have coaches and trains from all parts of England and Wales and the details of who to contact and departure times etc … Continue reading

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Workers Uniting condemns EU-Canada trade agreement

Steelworkers, Unite join to reject anti-democratic, anti-worker proposals Workers Uniting, the global union of the United Steelworkers (USW) in North America and Unite the union in the UK and Ireland, condemns the Canada and European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and … Continue reading

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Obama halts ‘tax inversions’

US President Barak Obama has halted so-called ‘tax inversion’ takeovers which hit the headlines when US drug giant Pfizer attempted an acrimonious takeover over Astra Zeneca in May this year. The US company tried to take over AstraZeneca partly to … Continue reading

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Europe’s car market continues to edge upwards as Eurozone stagnates

By Professor David Bailey, Professor Of Industry, Aston University Europe’s auto industry has been badly damaged by the ongoing fallout from the global financial crisis and credit crunch (including misguided austerity measures across the EU). The European car market collapsed … Continue reading

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American Airlines Staff Vote For Union – In US Southern States.

After a nineteen year battle 9,000 American Airlines passenger service agents have voted with the members of the US Airways CWA-IBT Association to form a new bargaining unit of 14,500 agents at American Airlines and it is the largest union organizing victory … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Union Reps Back UAW In Tennessee

Volkswagen global works council is backing renewed efforts by the United Auto Workers in the United States to secure union recognition for US workers at the German car makers Chatanooga, Tennessee plant. In a statement this week Germany’s giant IG Metall union, … Continue reading

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New Aussie Employment Laws – Fight Back!

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Mexican Appeals Court Cancels Charges Against Napoleón Gómez; Union Lauds Definitive Decision Absolving Union

The United Steelworkers (USW) in the USA and Canada has praised a Mexican appeals court decision that definitively quashes criminal charges against Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, President and General Secretary of the National Mine and Metal Workers Union, aka Los Mineros. … Continue reading

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VSC Solidarity Reception & Fringe At TUC Congress 2014

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