Category Archives: Unite The Union

Ross Pritchard Memorial Fund Essay Competition

The Ross Pritchard Memorial Fund was established to commemorate the life of one of the GPMU’s best known rank and file members. Ross was also well known throughout the trade union and Labour movement.  Each year the trustees of the fund run an … Continue reading

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UAW Sets Up Local At Volkswagen, Chatanooga

The United Auto Workers union say they have reached  a “consensus” with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognise the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company’s assembly plant in Chatanooga, Tennessee. The … Continue reading

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Derek Install – Former GPMU Industrial Officer

Former GPMU comrades will be sad to report the death of Derek Install former Industrial Officer of the GPMU who died recently. I first met Derek in the mid 1970s when he had just been elected the SLADE & PW’s … Continue reading

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Pensioners arrested in campaign to defend free rail travel

Please watch the above video to two retired Unite Community members being violently arrested for participating in a peaceful action as part of a campaign to stop cuts to free rail travel for disabled people and pensioners. Two other pensioners were … Continue reading

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Letter From Ann Field In Morning Star On Wapping Dispute

The following letter from Ann Field, former GPMU-Amicus National Officer was published by the Morning Star in response to recent articles on the News International (Wapping) Dispute. “Saturday’s (14th June) leading article managed a mention, but Peter Frost (16th June) … Continue reading

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Gateshead Glass Workers On Strike All Week

Unite members at two sites of Tyneside Safety Glass in Gateshead which makes laminated glass, are on strike this week over ‘a paltry and insulting’ pay offer. About 112 workers have been on strike since Monday, June 16th at the Kingsway and 7th … Continue reading

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Huhtamaki : Creating Low Wage, Precarious Employment In USA

By Mike Hall That Starbucks cup that held your morning skim latte or the Chinet paper plates you’ve got packed up for a picnic this weekend were likely made by workers at one of Huhtamaki’s 21 plants in the United … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: “Ministers limping to 2015 general election”

In a briefing to MPs Unite says that the Queens Speech shows that the Coalition Government had run out of steam, was limping to the General Election ad that the Lib Dems have been ‘toxified’ by Coalition policies. The briefing … Continue reading

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US labour authorities seek bargaining order for Novelis with United Steelworkers

Update: Federal board seeks to force Novelis to bargain with Steelworkers union at Scriba plant - Click on link for update on this story. The General Counsel of the highest labour authority in the U.S.A., the National Labour Relations Board (NLRB), … Continue reading

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BIS Union Report Shows Membership Growth – And You Are Better Off In A Union

The Trade Union Membership Statistical Bulletin for 2013 issued by BIS on May 28th shows a small but welcome union membership growth in the private sector and shows that workers are still better off joining a union. The report shows … Continue reading

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