Category Archives: Unite The Union

“Tories have been prevented from hitting British workers’ rights”

Alan Johnson MP, Chair of Labour In For Britain, commenting on the publication of Donald Tusk’s letter outlining a draft plan for the UK’s membership of the EU, said:  “Britain’s membership of the EU is much bigger than any changes … Continue reading

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Trade Unions And The Coming Digital Revolution

Phrases such as ‘Industry 4.0’, ‘Big Data’ and ‘The Internet Of Things’ are now common currency as the predictions of a new digital world and a new world of work. The coming digital revolution is a hot topic with employers, … Continue reading

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CTUF – IER Spring Rally – February 11th

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EEF Manufacturing Survey – Another ‘Wake-Up’ Call For Government Says Unite

Today’s (Monday 11th January) annual survey by the manufacturers’ organisation EEF is yet another a wake-up call for the government said Britain’s largest union, Unite as it warned manufacturers against breaking up skilled workforces and trying to impose lower pay … Continue reading

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Manufacturing – Big Job Losses Predicted For 2016

The EEF (Engineering Employers Federation) is predicting big job losses in UK manufacturing during 2016 – despite the success of the UK automotive, aerospace and pharma sectors. Their latest report says British manufacturers will shed tens of thousands of jobs … Continue reading

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Government ‘not alert to UK steel industry crisis warnings’, says Business Committee

The Government was not ‘alert enough’ to the warning bells sounded by UK steel industry, says the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Committee in a report published today. The BIS Committee found that while the Government identified the steel industry … Continue reading

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NLRB to Issue Complaint Alleging Four-Month ATI Lockout is Illegal

The United Steelworkers (USW) union was informed today by Region 6 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Pittsburgh that the regional director will issue a complaint in the four-month-long Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) lockout alleging, in the absence … Continue reading

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Skilled trades workers vote for UAW recognition at VW

The US trade union movement had some good news last week when skilled-trades workers at Volkswagen’s U.S. assembly plant in Chatanooga, Tennessee voted for union representation and collective bargaining by the United Autoworkers. The workers who repair and maintain machinery … Continue reading

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British labor organizers hit picket lines with locked-out ATI workers

By Tom Yerace Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 12:31 a.m.  Locked-out steelworkers at the Allegheny Technologies Inc. plant in Harrison learned first hand Tuesday about labor struggles in Great Britain. Members of United Steelworkers Local 1196 in Brackenridge, locked out of the … Continue reading

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The UK Auto Industry and Europe

Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich production line Professor David Bailey reflects on the impact of EU membership on the UK’s auto industry. The UK government likes to boast that the UK’s auto industry is undergoing something of a revival, in … Continue reading

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