Category Archives: Trade Unions

Unions Furious As Obama Gets Approval For ‘Fast Track’

President Obama may have got his way on ‘fast track’, the legislation he needs to drive through approval of a new generation of free trade agreements but US unions have vowed to continue to fight on against the deals. ‘Fast … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment Rights, European Trade Unions, International Trade Unions, Media, Politics, Trade Unions, Trades Union Congress, Unite The Union, Workers Uniting | Leave a comment

Morning Star Appoints Youngest Ever Editor

Ben Chacko has been appointed the editor of the Morning Star making him the youngest editor of the co-operatively owned socialist daily newspaper since the legendary William Rust in 1930. Ben, who 31, has been active on the left since … Continue reading

Posted in Labour Party, Media, Politics, Solidarity, Trade Unions, Trades Union Congress, Unite The Union, Workers Uniting | Leave a comment

Keith Ewing: Where Do We Go Now?

Trade unions face a crisis like no other as 5 years of Tory rule beckon. We need a new vision — and we need it now, by Keith Ewing.  Shortly after the general election in 2010, I wrote in these … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Economics, Employment Rights, European Trade Unions, Labour Party, Media, Politics, Trade Unions, Trades Union Congress, Unite The Union, Workers Uniting | Leave a comment

Support Unite Engineers At Finnish Company Kone – On Strike Next Week

300 Unite engineering staff employed by the Finnish company Kone across the UK will be taking strike action over the next two week. Unite engineers at Kone service lifts, doors and escalators across the UK, including at Gatwick and Heathrow … Continue reading

Posted in Trade Unions | Leave a comment

Turkish Car Industry Hit By Stoppages

A wave of stoppages across the Turkish car industry is taking place as workers demand better pay and conditions – as well as demanding to join a union of their choice and elect their own union reps. Over 7,000 workers … Continue reading

Posted in Employment Rights, European Trade Unions, Media, Trade Unions, Trades Union Congress, Unite The Union, Workers Uniting | Leave a comment

June 4th : Rally For Venezuela

Posted in International Trade Unions, Labour Party, Politics, Trade Unions, Trades Union Congress, Unite The Union, Workers Uniting | Leave a comment

Analysis of the impact of and policy response to MG Rover in Birmingham

Well worth reading. An interesting paper produced by David Bailey, Gill Bentley, Alex de Ruyter and Stephen Hall. Click here to download the pdf.

Posted in Economics, Politics, Trade Unions, Trades Union Congress, Unite The Union | Leave a comment

Manufacturing in the balance?

By Philip Pearson of the TUC At the very time when manufacturing should be expanding its share of UK GDP, its contribution is now lower than in 2010. Evidence suggests that our ‘foundation industries’, the industrial heartland of UK manufacturing, … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Media, Trade Unions, Trades Union Congress | Leave a comment

USW Chemical Solutions Number 2

Download at the link below the excellent United Steelworkers Newsletter for Chemical Workers : Chemical Solutions Issue 2 with articles on Health & Safety, Dow, BSAF etc

Posted in International Trade Unions, Trade Unions, Unite The Union, Workers Uniting | Leave a comment

Union organising In Kenya: Support ITF Campaign

The International Transport Federation are requesting support in a serious disputeconcerning their affiliate the Kenya Long Distance Truck Drivers and Allied Workers’ Union and Agility Logistics. The company says it will recognise the union in Kenya if it gains 50%+1 of the workforce. … Continue reading

Posted in International Trade Unions, Media, Solidarity, Trade Unions, Trades Union Congress, Unite The Union, Workers Uniting | Leave a comment