Category Archives: Trades Union Congress

UAW and VW One Step Closer To Recognition

After several years of campaigning to organise the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on 12th November Volkswagen announced a new policy which includes that with more than 45 percent support, a union can meet once every two weeks with VW … Continue reading

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The Return Of The News International Dispute Exhibition

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Canadian Telecoms Union To Merge With Steelworkers

Members of the Telecommunications Workers Union (TWU) in Canada have voted 73.7% in favour of joining the United Steelworkers (USW). The TWU represents 12,000 members across Canada who work for telecommunications companies including TELUS and Shaw Communications, as well as … Continue reading

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Unite’s Howard Beckett : ‘Holiday Pay Ruling Will Not Open The Floodgates’.

This week there was an historic ruling that workers in the UK are entitled to have overtime and other payments included in their holiday pay calculations. The ruling attracted much media attention. It was a great win for workers – … Continue reading

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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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