Category Archives: Trade Unions

Ten Reasons We’re Against Unions!

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GDP Figures: Working Still People Paying The Price And £40 A Week Worse Off

The restoration of the economy to the position it was in 2008 is a sign of progress, but there remain serious causes for concern according to Unite. The latest GDP figures show that the economy has grown by 0.8% returning the … Continue reading

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Remploy finally to be sold to “investors”

Like many union officials who have represented members employed by Remploy I was gutted to hear the news that Remploy is to be finally sold off to “investors”. As DGS of the GPMU I was one time a member of … Continue reading

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Ross Pritchard Memorial Fund Essay Competition

The Ross Pritchard Memorial Fund was established to commemorate the life of one of the GPMU’s best known rank and file members. Ross was also well known throughout the trade union and Labour movement.  Each year the trustees of the fund run an … Continue reading

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UAW Sets Up Local At Volkswagen, Chatanooga

The United Auto Workers union say they have reached  a “consensus” with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognise the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company’s assembly plant in Chatanooga, Tennessee. The … Continue reading

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Derek Install – Former GPMU Industrial Officer

Former GPMU comrades will be sad to report the death of Derek Install former Industrial Officer of the GPMU who died recently. I first met Derek in the mid 1970s when he had just been elected the SLADE & PW’s … Continue reading

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Unite Is Happy! Filmed Outside Our Unite Office In London!

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Pensioners arrested in campaign to defend free rail travel

Please watch the above video to two retired Unite Community members being violently arrested for participating in a peaceful action as part of a campaign to stop cuts to free rail travel for disabled people and pensioners. Two other pensioners were … Continue reading

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Letter From Ann Field In Morning Star On Wapping Dispute

The following letter from Ann Field, former GPMU-Amicus National Officer was published by the Morning Star in response to recent articles on the News International (Wapping) Dispute. “Saturday’s (14th June) leading article managed a mention, but Peter Frost (16th June) … Continue reading

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Ecuador’s Economic Miracle – Putting People Before Profit

Ecuador is being today transformed by progressive policies that put people first. These are delivering free healthcare and free education, tackling poverty and creating a more equal society.  Yet just over a decade ago things were very different. Then a … Continue reading

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