Category Archives: Trades Union Congress

Obituary: Ken Cameron

By Peta Steel Ken Cameron, the stalwart socialist General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union who has just died at the age of 75 was one of the most charismatic and effective figures in the trade union movement as it … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: Labour’s fresh thinking on investment will lead to a stronger economy

Labour must put the brakes on the `Sports Direct economy’ caused by a discredited political dogma which has down-graded industrial strategy, rejected the investment that is vital to growth and has assisted the inequality now raging through the UK, the … Continue reading

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Why The EU Must Not Grant China Market Economy Status

The decision by the European Parliament recently to oppose granting Market Economic Status (MES) to China is very welome. It follows extensive lobbying by Unite and our global union with the US Steelworkers, Workers Uning (read statement) along with the … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey On Why Unite Supports EU Remain

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Brexit is not the answer to the new generation of free trade agreements

By Adrian Weir The cat is out of the bag – the publication last week of the LSE report on the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions within the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) commissioned by the Government has … Continue reading

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Manufacturing is essential to the UK’s economy — and it depends on EU membership

The Brexiters’ alternative is a zero-hours, low-skill, low-paid economy Economics professor Patrick Minford, who supports the Brexit campaign, said recently that ‘if we left the EU, it seems that we would mostly eliminate manufacturing.’ Minford – who was a major … Continue reading

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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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