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  • Tony Burke, Unite assistant general secretary for manufacturing

    Labour manufacturing review exposes the dangers of short- termism, says Unite27 June 2014

    The review underlined the need for Labour to develop a long term strategic manufacturing strategy and highlighted the crucial role workforces and trade unions play in securing investment and skills.

  • USW

    Steelworkers warn of new problems on carnival cruises24 June 2014

    External link - The United Steelworkers (USW) is reminding thousands of travel agents in the United States and Canada to act cautiously and responsibly by making their clients fully aware of potential risks when booking a Carnival cruise. - Digital Journal

  • Draw a line in the sand at Crown Holdings cans

    More breweries targeted in campaign to end Crown Holdings strike24 June 2014

    External link - The Toronto workers have been on the picket line since Sept. 6, 2013. They are fighting Crown's demands that include a permanent, lower-wage tier for new hires that would cut their pay to levels from 28 years ago. - CNW

  • Unite flags

    Recognition success across the Coveris Flexibles UK Ltd Group6 June 2014

    Hourly paid workers at Coveris Flexibles UK have voted in favour of Unite being recognised for the purposes of collective bargaining across all of the eight Coveris Flexibles UK Sites.

  • Draw a line in the sand at Crown Holdings cans

    Crown campaign finds support in Italy and France13 May 2014

    External link - The representatives of the USW Local 9176 members leading a heroic fight in Toronto, Canada against the food and beverage package producer multinational Crown Holdings rendered a visit of solidarity to their colleagues working for the company factories in Italy and France. - industriALL

  • Draw a line in the sand at Crown Holdings cans

    Crown Holdings Strike, Toronto - crack a beer, crack a case of labour rights violations6 May 2014

    External link - A lengthy strike in Toronto, a four-year battle for the right to unionize in Turkey and a CEO who won’t say a word - Toronto Now

  • What has Europe done for manufacturing

    What has Europe ever done for manufacturing workers?29 April 2014

    Well, quite a lot as it happens: European Union membership gives us the laws and legislation that have helped bring investment and decent jobs in manufacturing to the UK. European Union membership has attracted manufacturers and investment to the UK in Automotive, Aerospace, Engineering & Metals, Science, Graphical & Packaging.

  • BBC new broadcasting house © Zizzu02

    Britain's apprenticeship revolution - is it delivering?25 April 2014

    External link - Listen again on BBC Radio 4 You and Yours. Business leaders hope it can lift productivity and politicians of all colours are embracing the modernisation of the apprenticeship system - the Chancellor calls it his "march of the makers". But is the revolution delivering on its promise to our workers-to-be?

  • Draw a line in the sand at Crown Holdings cans

    An important message to crown shareholders25 April 2014

    Crown’s actions harming shareholder value: Last September, Crown Holdings management provoked a strike by 120 members of the United Steelworkers at its Toronto plant by demands to slash wages by 42% for new and younger workers, continue an eight-year pension freeze and gut critical worker protections.

  • industriALL manifesto

    Manifesto to put industry back to work7 April 2014

    IndustriAll Europe has launched its manifesto for the European elections: “Put Industry back to work!”. The manifesto puts forwards its demands for a socially and environmentally responsible industrial policy for Europe. Unite is a key affiliate of IndustriALL Europe and contributed to the manifesto. In the run up to the European elections in May, this document can be used by Unite reps to argue with candidates in the election on the issue of boosting and supporting a European wide manufacturing and indstrial plan to get Europe back to work.