(the Confederation of Shipbuilding & Engineering Unions)

We are a federation of four affiliated unions – Unite, GMB, Community and Prospect. Whilst the Confed does not have any direct members, we represent hundreds of thousands of members of the four affiliated unions in collective bargaining agreements with major employers like BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Babcock and many more.

The CSEU campaigns on issues affecting these members in aerospace, shipbuilding, defence, rail and other industries with skilled people working in advanced engineering and manufacturing. Click the links to see news of our current campaigns and activities.

Campaign Trail

The CSEU is actively campaigning to protect the interests of members both across the UK and Internationally.

For more information about upcoming events and active campaigns.

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A new government will be elected today. Tell them to build our navy ships in the UK. Sign the petition https://keepbritainafloat.org/you-can-help/

UK economic output failed to grow for three straight months. Brexit uncertainty blamed. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/economy-growth-brexit-general-election-latest-a9240121.html

Global downturn in shipbuilding order book is more reason for the UK Govt to build the carrier support ships in the UK. @britainafloat #keepbritainafloat https://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/3041313/outlook-global-shipbuilding-industry-dismal-order-books

EU to investigate Hyundai/Daewoo merger over concerns that over capacity will damage the global shipbuilding industry. @IndustriALL_GU #keepbritainafloat https://www.reuters.com/article/us-daewoo-m-a-hyundaiheavyinds-eu-exclus/exclusive-hyundais-1-8-billion-shipbuilding-deal-with-daewoo-faces-full-eu-probe-sources-idUSKBN1YD1J3

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