Category Archives: European Trade Unions

May Day Statement From EU Unions

” It is only when the sky is dark that we can see the stars .” Long live the 1st May This sentence, pronounced a few decades ago by Martin Luther King, has not aged a bit. We chose to … Continue reading

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McCluskey To Government: Publish Impact Of Bad Bosses Threat To UK Workers

Len McCluskey of Unite, is demanding that the government discloses the full impact of any roll-back of workers’ rights on the country’s millions of women, vulnerable and minority workers. Unite general secretary, Len McCluskey has written to Kwasi Kwarteng, the minister … Continue reading

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WAPPING – ‘THE WORKERS STORY’

At last the  film is now available online and on DVD! Chris Reeves of Platform Films has produced a marvellous film which has taken several years to complete as Chris is heavily engaged in making and producing films on many … Continue reading

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ETUC On EU-UK Brexit Agreement

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) believes there is no Brexit that will benefit working people. In the circumstances, we welcome the European Union’s efforts to stop no-deal, guarantee the Good Friday Agreement and avoid a hard border in Ireland. However, … Continue reading

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TUC on EU-UK Brexit Deal: “Its better than nothing, but not by much”.

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This deal is better than nothing, but not by much. It won’t protect jobs and puts hard-won workers’ rights on the line. As we come out of the pandemic, we’re facing a crunch point for jobs and … Continue reading

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KCK statement on the arrest of MP Leyla Güven

The arrest of Leyla Güvenexposes the reality of the Turkish State Tens of MPs and mayors, hundreds of leading HDP members and thousands of democratic politicians find themselves imprisoned in Turkey. The arrest of tens of thousands of politicians demonstrate … Continue reading

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Urgent Appeal To Help War Graves Workers

Solidarity means helping each other out which is why your support for Unite members in industrial struggle is needed. Workers who maintain and care for our commonwealth war graves in France and Belgium are Unite members. They need your help. … Continue reading

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Abdullah Öcalan: My Solution for Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds

By Abdullah Öcalan  For over two decades, Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan has been held in the Turkish prison on İmralı Island. In this op-ed for Jacobin, he calls for a “democratic nation project” able to unite citizens of different ethnic backgrounds … Continue reading

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The Brexit transition deadline will not be extended, says Gove. Can’t wait for the “Oven ready ambitious trade deal” they promised!

Michael Gove said yesterday that he informed his EU counterparts that the UK is not planning to extend the Brexit transition period beyond January 1st, the current date at which the UK must formally stop acting under EU trade and … Continue reading

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Unite video demolishes BA’s ‘fire & rehire’ claims

A Unite video explaining BA’s finances ‘demolishes’ the airline’s claim that it must fire its workforce and rehire those that survive on inferior contracts.  The in-depth analysis of British Airways’ financial position reveals the true extent of BA’s plan to use the health crisis … Continue reading

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