(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.

Latest Tweets

We've written to government today urging them to secure protective equipment for those on the frontline of #COVID19

Sign our petition here: http://community-tu.org/ppe-petition-sign-up/

Vital initiative from @IndustriALL_GU a global pandemic requires a global response that protects the health and incomes of workers and which builds a fairer and stronger future.

How the freight and logistics sector is dealing with the impact of Covid 19 and labour shortages. http://www.handyshippingguide.com/shipping-news/forwarding-agents-prepare-for-changing-storage-patterns-as-supply-chains-evolve_12779

With so many of the self-employed facing a collapse in their earnings the Chancellor is right to act. This is a welcome step forward. But it’s vital that support reaches workers as soon as possible - many are already dealing with severe hardship. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52053914

We got behind the banks in 2008. The banks should get behind businesses and workers now. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52043896

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