Category Archives: Trades Union Congress

Steel Crisis: A Good First Step, But Government Must Steel Itself For Further Action

By Professor David Bailey It’s great news that the government seems to at last ‘get it’ and is ready to part-nationalise Tata’s UK steel assets and offer debt financing if a private buyer can be found. The business secretary, Sajid … Continue reading

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No To Coup In Brazil

Letter in The Guardian We are extremely concerned about the sustained efforts by sections of Brazil’s right wing opposition in Brazil to destabilise – and ultimately overthrow – its constitutional and elected government, including through attempting to impeach President Dilma … Continue reading

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Labour Needs To Get To Grips With The Digital Economy

As the digital revolution gathers at a rapidly increasing pace so is the growth of new forms of employment. One of these is ‘gig workers’ – for ‘one size fits all’ buzzword for anything from service workers to technology professionals – … Continue reading

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Say No To The Trade Union Bill – Produced by Unite Scotland

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Frances O’Grady: EU: A ‘leave’ vote risks manufacturing jobs.

Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) spoke this week at Hertford College, Oxford, about the risk of Britain leaving the EU. Here are the edited highlights.  “We’re not hearing from workers in the Brexit debate – … Continue reading

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Unite To Campaign To Remain In EU

Unite has announced that it will campaign for the country to remain a member of the European Union. The union’s 63-strong executive council, consisting of lay representatives drawn from workplaces across the UK, agreed that while the EU needs urgent … Continue reading

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TUC Report Outlines Workers’ Rights At Risk From ‘Brexit’

The TUC has published a report today that sets out which workers’ rights in the UK are underpinned by EU rules – and would therefore be at risk if the UK votes to leave the EU. UK Employment Rights and … Continue reading

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Smurfit Kappa Accused Of Union Busting In Poland

The giant multinational packaging corporation Smurfit Kappa is being accused of ‘blatant union busting’ by the global union confederation Union Network International (to which Unite in the UK and Ireland is affiliated) who are calling on its 20 million membership … Continue reading

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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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