Category Archives: Trade Unions

Spain: Support the Airbus 8

Eight trade unionists who work for aerospace company Airbus are facing jail sentences in Spain for standing up for the right to strike and picket. They were in the UK this week explaining their case and the Spanish ‘Gagging Laws’ … Continue reading

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“Tories have been prevented from hitting British workers’ rights”

Alan Johnson MP, Chair of Labour In For Britain, commenting on the publication of Donald Tusk’s letter outlining a draft plan for the UK’s membership of the EU, said:  “Britain’s membership of the EU is much bigger than any changes … Continue reading

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Trade Unions And The Coming Digital Revolution

Phrases such as ‘Industry 4.0’, ‘Big Data’ and ‘The Internet Of Things’ are now common currency as the predictions of a new digital world and a new world of work. The coming digital revolution is a hot topic with employers, … Continue reading

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CTUF – IER Spring Rally – February 11th

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EEF Manufacturing Survey – Another ‘Wake-Up’ Call For Government Says Unite

Today’s (Monday 11th January) annual survey by the manufacturers’ organisation EEF is yet another a wake-up call for the government said Britain’s largest union, Unite as it warned manufacturers against breaking up skilled workforces and trying to impose lower pay … Continue reading

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Government ‘not alert to UK steel industry crisis warnings’, says Business Committee

The Government was not ‘alert enough’ to the warning bells sounded by UK steel industry, says the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Committee in a report published today. The BIS Committee found that while the Government identified the steel industry … Continue reading

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NLRB to Issue Complaint Alleging Four-Month ATI Lockout is Illegal

The United Steelworkers (USW) union was informed today by Region 6 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Pittsburgh that the regional director will issue a complaint in the four-month-long Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) lockout alleging, in the absence … Continue reading

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British labor organizers hit picket lines with locked-out ATI workers

By Tom Yerace Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 12:31 a.m.  Locked-out steelworkers at the Allegheny Technologies Inc. plant in Harrison learned first hand Tuesday about labor struggles in Great Britain. Members of United Steelworkers Local 1196 in Brackenridge, locked out of the … Continue reading

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The UK Auto Industry and Europe

Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich production line Professor David Bailey reflects on the impact of EU membership on the UK’s auto industry. The UK government likes to boast that the UK’s auto industry is undergoing something of a revival, in … Continue reading

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USW: New Edition Of Chemical Solutions

The United Steelworkers in the USA & Canada have issued the latest issue of their excellent newsletter for their members working in the Chemicals sector. Click on the link here to download Issue 3 Chemical Solutions

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