Workers

The race to be General Secretary of Unite
Trade Unions

The race to be General Secretary of Unite

On the 24th November, the two million or so members of the largest trade union in the UK will have a new General Secretary. The new representative will be chosen between the 25th October and the 19th November this year and will replace the current leaders of the organisation, Derek […]

Unfair and misleading criticism
Trade Unions

Unfair and misleading criticism

The FDA, the trade union and professional body representing 18,000 of the UK’s senior civil and public servants, believes that the criticisms of ‘bonus’ payments made to Ministry of Defence civilian staff are very unfair and misleading. FDA general secretary Jonathan Baume said: “This criticism is very unfair. We are […]

Lawas, working with and for workers
Struggles

Lawas, working with and for workers

In August 2009, the Latin American Workers Association (Asociación de Trabajadores Latinoamericanos) held its largest ever annual assembly which elected a new committee (junta directiva) drawn from different nationalities, to take forward the work. Jacob Lagnado The success of the assembly reflected one of the busiest periods of activity in […]

Accord Union criticizes job losses
Trade Unions

Accord Union criticizes job losses

Last November 10th, the Lloyds Banking Group announced that 5,000 job losses are planned in Group Operations, Insurance Division and the Mortgage Operations business in 2010. After this surprising news, Ged Nichols, Accord’s General Secretary, said: “This announcement is terrible news for the employees who are affected and their families.” […]

Engineering Construction Offer accepted
Trade Unions

Engineering Construction Offer accepted

The National Secretary of the Britain’s General Union (GMB), Phil Davies proudly said “I am pleased to announce that the offer was accepted by 62% votes for and 38% votes against.” The 30,000 engineering construction workforce has voted to accept an amended offer on pay and conditions in workplace individual […]