Unite joins with offshore trade unions to form Offshore Coordinating Group
Unite, along with other offshore trade unions, has banded together to seek immediate solutions that will not only stem growing job losses but ensure that there is a future for oil.
Steelworkers head to Brussels to ‘save our steel’ as ministers accused of ‘betrayal'
Unite members working for Tata Steel in the UK will join thousands of steelworkers from across Europe in Brussels on Monday (15 February) demanding urgent action to stop the flood of cheap imports into the European Union ... more
Unite children service members at Oxfordshire county council set to strike
Closing libraries ‘could be breaking the law’, says Unite
A ‘line in the sand’ needs to be drawn to stop the mass closure of libraries in England, Scotland and Wales – which has seen more than 400 libraries shut in the last five years – said Unite, the country’s largest union.
UNITE HERE New England Union Locals Endorse Bernie Sanders: He “Resonates With Our Members”
UNITE HERE's New England Joint Board (NEJB) endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for president on January 22 after the union’s executive board voted unanimously to “[answer] Bernie’s call for a political revolution.”
Why a Global Union?
Workers Uniting brings together Unite, the biggest union in the UK and Ireland, with the United Steelworkers, the largest industrial union in North America. Here are four reasons why this partnership is critical.
The economy is globalizing. From Brussels to Beijing, decisions about our economy are increasingly made far from home. A global union can provide us a voice in those decisions.
Politics is globalizing. Right wing politicians are using the same vicious tactics to undermine our livelihoods in the UK as they are in the U.S. and Canada. A global union can help us support progressive politics on both sides of the Atlantic.
Our employers are globalizing. A couple decades ago, only a few of our employers operated in more than one country. Now, nearly all of them do. A global union can help us stand up to our employers wherever they operate.
The movement is globalizing. Whether it’s standing up for fair trade or fighting back against bank bailouts, progressive groups are mobilizing and uniting everywhere. A global union can helps us join them in the fight for a better world.