Category Archives: Unite The Union

Aussie Packaging Company Folds Under Pressure

Aussie Packaging printer Colorpak have backed down in the face of a determined industrial campaign and agreed to a peace deal with the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union who were aided by comrades from the company’s New Zealand operations.  Anxious management compromised … Continue reading

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UAW and VW One Step Closer To Recognition

After several years of campaigning to organise the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on 12th November Volkswagen announced a new policy which includes that with more than 45 percent support, a union can meet once every two weeks with VW … Continue reading

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The Return Of The News International Dispute Exhibition

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Canadian Telecoms Union To Merge With Steelworkers

Members of the Telecommunications Workers Union (TWU) in Canada have voted 73.7% in favour of joining the United Steelworkers (USW). The TWU represents 12,000 members across Canada who work for telecommunications companies including TELUS and Shaw Communications, as well as … Continue reading

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Unite’s Howard Beckett : ‘Holiday Pay Ruling Will Not Open The Floodgates’.

This week there was an historic ruling that workers in the UK are entitled to have overtime and other payments included in their holiday pay calculations. The ruling attracted much media attention. It was a great win for workers – … Continue reading

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Unite Takes On The Sun Over Smears

The Sun’s deliberate failure to allow Unite a defence following the paper’s recent attack on the union, and an opportunity to correct inaccuracies, has earned it a referral to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). In its letter of complaint … Continue reading

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Len Lays It On The Line To Labour

In a typically barnstorming speech to marchers and demonstrators who took part in ‘Britain Needs A Pay Rise’ march organised by the TUC, Unite’s Len McCluskey laid it on the line to Labour today. Following the Scottish Referendum, UKIP’s by-election … Continue reading

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Support Toronto Packaging Workers! Buy Bottled Beer Not Cans!

The United Steelworkers (USW) has launched a radio advertising campaign aimed at ending a year long strike at Toronto beer can manufacturer Crown Holdings. Compelling, 30-second spots encourage consumers to “buy bottles, not cans” when purchasing beer, to support factory … Continue reading

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Venezuela: the disturbing message of Robert Serra’s murder

Letter published in The Guardian, Thursday 10th October 2014  We express our condolences and solidarity to Venezuela following the murder of Robert Serra (27), the national assembly’s youngest parliamentarian, who was found dead in his home on October 1st (theguardian.com, 8 … Continue reading

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Has Germany Scuppered CETA? Is TTIP Next?

Reports from Germany and Canada suggest that the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) could have been blocked by a change of heart by Germany as confusion reigns on … Continue reading

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