Category Archives: Trades Union Congress

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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Why Britain badly needs more women engineers and scientists

By Siobhan Endean, Unite National Officer for Equalities This week the UKs biggest trade union, Unite, is launching its guide to encourage more young women to take up skilled apprenticeships in engineering and science at a series of events including … Continue reading

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Blacklisted – The Secret War Between Big Business & Union Activists

‘Blacklisted – The Secret War between Big Business and Union Activists’ by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlin tells the story of the illegal strategies that transnational construction companies resorted to in their attempt to keep union activists away from their places of … Continue reading

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US Oil Workers – It’s All About Safety

USW oil workers have been forced into an unfair labor practice strike. The workers are fighting to secure fair contracts that will protect the health and safety of workers and communities. The oil industry is the richest in the world, … Continue reading

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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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