Category Archives: Trades Union Congress

LATEST: Steelworkers – Oil Strike Expands : 7,000 Workers On Strike

The United Steelworkers (USW) announced that it will expand its unfair labour practice strike (ULP) by launching a work stoppage at midnight at the Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. This refinery, a 50-50 joint venture between Shell Oil … Continue reading

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USW Statement On “Lack of Progress” In Oil Strike Talks.

Day 10: There was little progress as bargaining with the industry resumed.  When talks recessed last week the industry told the USW bargaining committee that they would be bringing one of their maintenance experts to discuss the issue of contractors … Continue reading

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USW, Allies In Europe United
 In Fight For Safety At Oil Refineries

A delegation of striking oil refinery workers from the United Steelworkers (USW) will bring their campaign for a safer oil industry to Europe this week, meeting with allies from labor unions in the Netherlands and Great Britain.  The group, led … Continue reading

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MG Rover workers still owed a payout years after this sorry saga

MG Rover workers leaving Longbridge in 2005 after learning of the collapse of the carmaker The Phoenix Four should still do the right thing. By directing the proceeds of the Deloitte fine to former employees, the FRC could show them … Continue reading

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Glencore: EDM From Ian Lavery MP

Early day motion on Glencore tabled in UK House of Commons Sign EDM 764 to support Glencore workers Glencore, the global mining company, claims to respect human rights, community culture, collective bargaining and the right of employees to freely choose … Continue reading

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Extract from Len McCluskey’s Speech To Unite Officers and Organisers, Birmingham, February 2nd.

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GREECE: The End Of Austerity?

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Why I’m Boycotting Beer In Cans

By Marty Warren is United Steelworkers Director for Ontario and Atlantic Canada, representing 74,000 working people. With all the publicity focused on the Beer Store in recent weeks, there is another beer story with profound implications that has received little media … Continue reading

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All Out Turkish Metal Workers Strike Begins On January 29th

By Eyup Ozer, Birleşik Metal-İş Negotiations between Birleşik Metal-İş union and Metal Employers’ Association (MESS) during the “group collective bargaining agreement” (*) for 2014 – 2016 term broke down because of impositions of the employers organization. This will result with … Continue reading

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Striking Barbour workers accept significantly improved offer

Unite members who have been on strike at the famous jacket and clothing manufacturer J. Barbour & Sons in Gateshead will be returning to work after accepting a significantly improved offer following talks at Acas. The dispute attracted media attention after … Continue reading

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