Category Archives: Trade Unions

TUC on EU-UK Brexit Deal: “Its better than nothing, but not by much”.

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This deal is better than nothing, but not by much. It won’t protect jobs and puts hard-won workers’ rights on the line. As we come out of the pandemic, we’re facing a crunch point for jobs and … Continue reading

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UK-EU Brexit Deal – Manufacturing – “Government must not claim job done” says Unite

Commenting on the UK – EU trade deal Unite said the UKs manufacturing workers will be “relieved but the government must not claim job done.” Steve Turner, assistant general secretary for manufacturing said: “The overwhelming feeling for the country’s millions … Continue reading

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KCK statement on the arrest of MP Leyla Güven

The arrest of Leyla Güvenexposes the reality of the Turkish State Tens of MPs and mayors, hundreds of leading HDP members and thousands of democratic politicians find themselves imprisoned in Turkey. The arrest of tens of thousands of politicians demonstrate … Continue reading

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Urgent Appeal To Help War Graves Workers

Solidarity means helping each other out which is why your support for Unite members in industrial struggle is needed. Workers who maintain and care for our commonwealth war graves in France and Belgium are Unite members. They need your help. … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s National Assembly Elections – A Landslide For PSUV

Venezuela’s National Assembly elections: an important victory for Chavismo Francisco Dominguez assesses the results of the vote. Venezuela’s free and fair elections to the National Assembly, held on December 6 2020, produced a substantial political victory for Chavismo: out the … Continue reading

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Solidarity statement from the TUC to the AFL-CIO (US elections)

We stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers at the AFL-CIO, who have worked tirelessly during the USA’s 2020 elections to support the democratic rights of working people across the country, and to ensure that every vote is counted. … Continue reading

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Help Us Stop Holiday Hunger

By Julian Vaughan, Chair North East Bedfordshire Labour Party Like many of you, I was dismayed at the government’s decision not to back Labour’s proposal to extend the provision of free school meals during school holidays until Easter 2021. There are … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey tells Johnson “Stop playing politics with jobs and lives”

Responding to the prime minister’s statement today (Friday 16th October) that the country should ‘get ready’ for the prospect of no trade deal with the EU, Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite, the UK’s largest trade union in Britain and … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott and the Aussie Car Industry

 Andrew Dettmar President of the AMWU in Australia sent me this about the UK’s new ‘joint president of the Board of Trade’ former Aussie PM Tony Abbott – supposed trade negotiator supreme – dumped by his own party and his … Continue reading

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Labour joins fight to build Royal Navy support ships in UK shipyards

By Amanda Campbell – first published on UNITELive  August 28th, 2020 Following our story in UNITElive earlier this month on the campaign to build the Royal Naval Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ships within the UK, the Labour is now backing … Continue reading

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