Category Archives: Trades Union Congress

Analysis of the impact of and policy response to MG Rover in Birmingham

Well worth reading. An interesting paper produced by David Bailey, Gill Bentley, Alex de Ruyter and Stephen Hall. Click here to download the pdf.

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Manufacturing in the balance?

By Philip Pearson of the TUC At the very time when manufacturing should be expanding its share of UK GDP, its contribution is now lower than in 2010. Evidence suggests that our ‘foundation industries’, the industrial heartland of UK manufacturing, … Continue reading

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Union organising In Kenya: Support ITF Campaign

The International Transport Federation are requesting support in a serious disputeconcerning their affiliate the Kenya Long Distance Truck Drivers and Allied Workers’ Union and Agility Logistics. The company says it will recognise the union in Kenya if it gains 50%+1 of the workforce. … Continue reading

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50 Leading UK Trade Unionists Show Solidarity With Venezuela

On March 9th US President Obama signed an executive order declaring  “a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela” and imposed a … Continue reading

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Labour’s Manifesto For Britain’s Workplaces

Here is an edited version of Labour’s ‘A Better Plan For Britain’s Workplaces’, produced by Unite. The central task for the next Labour government is to build an economy that creates better and more secure jobs and stop the Tory race to … Continue reading

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We’re Not Loving It – Protest At McDonalds, London

Unite London hotel and hospitality workers are protesting against Fast Food giant McDonalds on the morning of April 15th – the international day of action in solidarity with fast food workers in the USA and all over the world.  Where … Continue reading

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UK Must Become Modern Manufacturing Economy Says TUC

The employers body Confederation of British Industry has set out its proposals for the first hundred days of the new Government – and it doesn’t make comfortable reading for the Tories. The CBI’s ‘Best Foot Forward’ report states that the next … Continue reading

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Unite Analysis Of Osborne’s Last Budget

By the Unite Political Department To call George Osborne’s performance, hopefully for the last time, at the Commons’ despatch box a budget for the nation is stretching credulity to its limits. With 50 days to go before the most important … Continue reading

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Luca Visentini To Be New European TUC Head

Italian trade unionist Luca Visentini is the proposed successor to Bernadette Ségol as General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation. This week a meeting of the ETUC’s Executive Committee voted the 46 year old current Confederal Secretary of the ETUC … Continue reading

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USW Reaches Tentative Agreement To Settle Oil Industry Strikes

The United Steelworkers (USW) has announced that it has reached a ‘tentative agreement’ on a new four-year contract with Shell Oil as a pattern agreement for the rest of the industry. 7000 oil workers have been on strike across the … Continue reading

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