Aerospace and Shipbuilding - news

  • Workers Uniting

    Workers Uniting for a better world24 May 2013

    External link - Today, the fight begins for a more prosperous, fairer economy for everyone. Workers Uniting, the global union formed by the United Steelworkers and the United Kingdom and Ireland’s Unite the Union, is hosting its first-ever economic policy conference, Building a Global Agenda for Shared Prosperity. - Workers Uniting

  • The manufacturer

    Confidence back as manufacturers expect growth in next quarter22 May 2013

    External link - Manufacturers expect strong output growth in the next three months, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Industrial Trends Survey of 404 companies. - the Manufacturer

  • support british manufacturing

    Manufacturing is the only way to get the British economy back on track20 May 2013

    External link - The demand is there and the cost of engineering in other territories is rising, but the lack of backing for manufacturing apprenticeships and cash flow problems are causing significant roadblocks to recovery, according to Beatrice Bartlay, managing director of staffing agency - Connecting Industry

  • independent

    Unions warn Ed Miliband scrapping Trident will cost 13,000 jobs4 April 2013

    External link - Labour leader faces big decision on whether to back £25bn renewal of nuclear deterrent - The Independent

  • SEMTA youtube

    Engineering apprenticeships - licensed to skill28 March 2013

    External link - Ever wondered how to get a world class qualification AND a career - without racking up huge debts in the process? Semta apprentices can earn, learn and embark on an exciting career path. - SEMTA youtube video

  • Workers Uniting

    Why Unite and the USW created Workers Uniting18 March 2013

    About how Unite and the United Steelworkers have come together to form our global union, Workers Uniting, in response to the globalisation of companies and the attacks they make on our members wages, conditions, pensions and trade union rights.

  • BA plane taking off

    Unite welcomes £2 billion aerospace investment18 March 2013

    Unite, Britain’s biggest union, today (18 March) welcomed the announcement that government and industry will invest £2 billion over the next seven years to create a new Aerospace Technology Institute in the UK, helping to safeguard 115,000 highly skilled jobs.

  • George Osborne

    Just not working: Manufacturing output at lowest level since 1992, figures reveal13 March 2013

    External link -The decline makes a mockery of the Chancellor’s pledge to back manufacturing in his 2011 Budget -

  • George Osborne being booed at the Paralympic Games

    Triple-dip slump fears revived by output slide13 March 2013

    External link - The UK was on the verge of an unprecedented triple-dip recession after a dire January for the nation’s struggling manufacturers. -

  • Survey form

    Engineering Technicians, an opportunity to make a difference - survey with £200 prize20 February 2013

    Unite, working with TUC Unionlearn and the Engineering Council, is asking members to participate in some important research being conducted on behalf of the Engineering Council, supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.