Category Archives: Unite The Union

UK-EU Brexit Agreement: “A Thin Deal” Says David Bailey

Blog by Professor David Bailey Birmingham Business School  That a trade deal has been at been agreed at the last minute between the UK and EU comes as a huge relief for manufacturing sectors like automotive, which would have faced … Continue reading

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UK-EU Brexit Deal – Manufacturing – “Government must not claim job done” says Unite

Commenting on the UK – EU trade deal Unite said the UKs manufacturing workers will be “relieved but the government must not claim job done.” Steve Turner, assistant general secretary for manufacturing said: “The overwhelming feeling for the country’s millions … 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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Venezuela’s National Assembly Elections – A Landslide For PSUV

Venezuela’s National Assembly elections: an important victory for Chavismo Francisco Dominguez assesses the results of the vote. Venezuela’s free and fair elections to the National Assembly, held on December 6 2020, produced a substantial political victory for Chavismo: out the … Continue reading

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Workers Uniting Demands Justice For Orlando Gutierez

30th October 2020Workers Uniting sends condolences and solidarity to the Union Federation of Mineworkers of Bolivia (FSTMB) and the family of its leader, Orlando Gutiérrez, who died on October 28th after reportedly being violently attacked the previous week. Orlando Gutiérrez … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey tells Johnson “Stop playing politics with jobs and lives”

Responding to the prime minister’s statement today (Friday 16th October) that the country should ‘get ready’ for the prospect of no trade deal with the EU, Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite, the UK’s largest trade union in Britain and … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott and the Aussie Car Industry

 Andrew Dettmar President of the AMWU in Australia sent me this about the UK’s new ‘joint president of the Board of Trade’ former Aussie PM Tony Abbott – supposed trade negotiator supreme – dumped by his own party and his … Continue reading

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When Boris met Tony…

When one ‘desperate’ PM appoints a ‘gaffe-prone’ ‘misogynist’ ex-PM to preside over the ‘new’ Board of Trade, the weird and unusual just got weirder, First published on UniteLive, Friday, August 28th, 2020 In what smacks of another act of desperation … 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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