Category Archives: Trades Union Congress

Len Lays It On The Line To Labour

In a typically barnstorming speech to marchers and demonstrators who took part in ‘Britain Needs A Pay Rise’ march organised by the TUC, Unite’s Len McCluskey laid it on the line to Labour today. Following the Scottish Referendum, UKIP’s by-election … Continue reading

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Support Toronto Packaging Workers! Buy Bottled Beer Not Cans!

The United Steelworkers (USW) has launched a radio advertising campaign aimed at ending a year long strike at Toronto beer can manufacturer Crown Holdings. Compelling, 30-second spots encourage consumers to “buy bottles, not cans” when purchasing beer, to support factory … Continue reading

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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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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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VSC Solidarity Reception & Fringe At TUC Congress 2014

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ETUC Warns EU Risks Losing Support Of Europeans

The European TUC has warned EU leaders that the EU needs to tackle unemployment or risk losing the support of the European people. Speaking at the ‘Conférence des Ambassadeurs’ in Paris with Laurent Fabius the French Foreign Minister and Walter … Continue reading

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Selective Strikes, Work-To-Rule KOs EDF In UK

By Dick Blin For the Utility Workers Of America Unite the Union and 500 meter fitters and meter engineers won respect and handsome pay gains in a highly coordinated campaign that forced big French energy company EDF to ante up … Continue reading

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Steelworkers Fight For Union Rights At Huhtamaki

Note: The following opinion piece was written by a single mother of two children who fears losing her job. For this reason her name has been withheld. The United Steelworkers in the USA are fighting to secure union recognition at the company … Continue reading

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