Category Archives: Trades Union Congress

Christmas Strike Announced At Cumbrian Newspapers

Journalists working for Newsquest-owned titles in Carlisle, Whitehaven and Workington have agreed to take strike action on Thursday 20 December over poor pay. Newsquest has made more than a 100 people redundant since it took over the CN Group in … Continue reading

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Trade Unions Are Winning Victories In Mexico

In a sign that things are changing for trade unions in Mexico following the election of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) the independent Mexican mining and metalworkers’ union Los Mineros has won an important union victory at the El … Continue reading

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Labour Must Hold Their Nerve And Vote Down May’s Bad Brexit Deal

“We can’t be bounced into a bad Brexit – the idea that the only choice is between this deal or no deal is preposterous and an insult to the country” says Unite’s Len McCluskey “Last week, the Brexit drama became … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Unite Reps Briefing: Opposing Blindfold Brexit

Issued to Unite the Union workplace reps November 16th Unite Reps Briefing: Opposing Blindfold Brexit Unite the Union is calling on MPs to reject the Government’s Withdrawal Deal if it is put before Parliament. “Be in no doubt, limited in … Continue reading

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Brazilian Presidential Election: Unions Say The The Fight Goes On!

Official note from the Unified Workers’ Central [CUT] note on the outcome of the 2018 elections in Brazil Posted: October 29, 2018 – 11h33 | Last modified: October 29, 2018 – 11:58 The Executive Directorate of the CUT, in view … Continue reading

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Save Jobs At Cammell Lairds

Sign the petition to help save jobs in shipbuilding in the UK. Cammell Lairds has just won £619million’s worth of contracts to build the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Ships, but in stead of reassuring their workforce, they have decided to … Continue reading

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Frances O’Grady’s Speech At The Jimmy Reid Foundation Memorial Lecture, 27th September 2018

Frances O’Grady was introduced by Lynn Henderson, the vice-chair of the project board of the Foundation. Lynn is also this year’s STUC President and a longstanding national officer of the PCS union. Lynn was preceded by a welcome from the … Continue reading

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Tribune Is Back! Left Wing Newspaper now high quality bi-monthly magazine

By Adrian Weir After a seven month absence left wing magazine Tribune was relaunched in Liverpool this week at two packed meetings, at The World Transformed and at the Labour Party Conference. The panel at the Labour Party launch included … Continue reading

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The Tories Industrial Strategy is in tatters – we need a Labour Government to rebuild UK manufacturing.

The UK stands at the crossroads. The country faces the prospect of crashing out of the European Union inflicting untold damage on our manufacturing industries if we are faced with no customs union or access to a single market. Along … Continue reading

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No Deal Brexit Papers Exercise In Pantomime and Menace

By Ben Norman, Research Officer at Unite the Union And so, perhaps inevitably, it’s come to this. After almost two years of Brexit talks between the EU and Britain’s best interlocutors (plus David Davis) last week we were presented with … Continue reading

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