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Four-day drivers’ strike to hit Indesit deliveries in UK

17 August, 2015Strike actions are planned in the UK by IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Unite following resistance by domestic appliance manufacturer, Indesit, to go beyond their original offer of a 1.5 per cent pay increase from January 2015.

Two week strike looms for Kone, United Kingdom

26 May, 2015IndustriALL Global Union’s UK affiliate Unite the Union is urging management at Finnish-owned lift firm Kone to intervene in a dispute over a tracker device in employees’ vehicles, as a two-week strike is scheduled to start on 27 May.

Community teams with Tesco to improve its UK garment supply chain

18 December, 2014British trade union, Community, has signed a groundbreaking agreement with retailer Tesco to improve conditions in its UK garment supply chain. 

Unite lobbies UK government to ratify Hong Kong Convention

17 December, 2015Unite the Union, IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate in the UK and Ireland, has called on the David Cameron government to “be part of an effective solution to the problem of unsafe and unsustainable shipbreaking, and urgently ratify the Hong Kong Convention”.

UK glass workers ready to strike

27 June, 2014IndustriALL affiliate Unite the Union has called a strike action at two sites of Tyneside Safety Glass, maker of laminated glass. Unite announced the two week strike, due to start on Monday 30 June, after talks with the company broke down.

Caterpillar workers rally in Geneva

18 November, 2016Representatives of Caterpillar workers from across Europe rallied in Geneva today to protest the company’s plans to shut plants in Belgium and Northern Ireland.   

Scotland: Unite condemns sale of oil pipeline to union-busting billionaire

5 April, 2017IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Unite the Union has condemned the sale of the Forties pipeline to Ineos.

BMW workers in the UK announce strike action over pensions threat

7 April, 2017A series of eight 24 hour strikes at factories making engines and the iconic Mini and Rolls-Royce cars will start on Wednesday 19 April.

The fight against precarious work continues

19 July, 2017Recent legislative and political developments around the world illustrate the continuing increase of precarious work. Trade unions are fighting back.

UK: GKN workers urge government to stop debt-fuelled takeover bid

1 March, 2018GKN workers travelled from across England to the Houses of Parliament to demand that Theresa May’s government stop the debt fuelled takeover of one of the UK’s oldest companies.