The new leader of the giant German union IG Metall, Detlef Wetzel, has warned German companies operating in the US against violating employment rights and opposing the right of workers to form unions.
Author Archives: Tony Burke
Unite has set out ten recommendations for rebalancing the economy and developing an effective manufacturing strategy.
The UK government is failing to implement EU laws, resulting in tens of thousands of agency workers paid less than permanent staff doing the same job, says the TUC.
The media might be talking about “booming Britain”, but the reality for millions of workers is very different. New data shows how far wages have fallen in the UK.
The European Trade Union Congress in a report issued this week has warned of the impact austerity policies are having on pay across the European Union.
In an important development related to the requirement of an employer to consult on redundancies, a red-faced Department For Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has requested permission to appeal against the recent judgment by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of USDAW v Woolworths.
At a recent conference in Toronto of Workers Uniting, the global union created by Unite in the UK and Ireland and the US and Canadian union, the United Steelworkers, I heard a new term, which has now spread widely across the union movement in the USA.