Category Archives: Workers Uniting

25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO

The economic and labour crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment by almost 25 million, according to a new assessment by the International Labour Organization (ILO). However, if we see an internationally coordinated policy response, as happened … Continue reading

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Government Should Tell The Truth Over NHS

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady appearing on BBC’s Question Time on Thursday told Tory health Minister Matt Hancock to “tell the truth” about the problems in the NHS in dealing with the Coronavirus. She said: “There is a worry over … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: “We need measures equal to the economic and public health emergencies upon us”

Responding to chancellor Rishi Sunak’s package of support for businesses announced this evening (Tuesday, 17th March) and the prime minister’s pledge to do `whatever it takes’ to support people and jobs through the corona virus crisis, the head of the UK’s leading union, Unite, … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Premiere of ‘Wapping – The Workers Story’

The Yorkshire premiere of the film “Wapping – the Workers’ Story” – see flyer below. Although the event is free, space is limited, so please do book by clicking here.

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Robot report has ‘forgotten the humans’

A new report on the automation of work in the public sector overlooks the threat to jobs, the Unite union warned yesterday. Unite said that Artificial Intelligence & Public Standards, a governmental advisory committee’s analysis of how robot techology could … Continue reading

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Trade Agreements Will Impact On Wages And Working Conditions

By Sharon Graham, Unite Executive Officer,  January 31st, 2020 : The ‘cost of living crisis’ is showing no sign of coming to an end. Only now, over ten years after the financial crisis are wages in real terms returning to … Continue reading

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Automation And Closures Are Challenges – But Failure Does Not Have To Be Inevitable

  By Sharon Graham,  Executive Officer of Unite the Union. Morning Star, July 18th 2019 Sharon Graham explains how rebuilding the shop stewards’ movement will help develop meaningful industrial power in an age of growing  jobs uncertainty Today as trade unionists … Continue reading

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Assessing UK Trade Policy Readiness By David Henig

This is an excellent research/article by David Henig (@davidhenigUK) UK director of the European Centre For International Political Economy an independent policy think tank dedicated to trade and international economic policy issues (@ecipe) sets out the difficulties ahead for the … Continue reading

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Why You Should Be A Trade Unionist

Drawing on anecdotes from his own long involvement in the labour movement, McCluskey looks at the history of the trade unions, what they do and how they give a voice to working people, as democratic organisations. He considers the changing … Continue reading

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Preserving The Future Of Aluminium In Quebec.

Major concerns about new  Canada, US, Mexico trade deal for Canadian aluminium industry. From the @steelworkers in Quebec Canada, December 19th, 2019.  Aluminum workers from the United Steelworkers joined elected officials from the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region, union members from CUPE and … Continue reading

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