(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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Prior to 1979 82% of UK workers were covered by some form of collective agreement. This included industry wide national agreements; group and company wide agreements & wages councils. It's a huge difference from the anti-union laws faced by UK workers now. @industriAll_EU

@unitetheunion @CSEU15 Lets make 2020 the year to rebuild #CollectiveBargaining in Europe. @industriAll_EU #TogetherAtWork campaign has had a successful first 3 months. Why not tell @industriAll_EU what you are looking to win at work and get involved https://togetheratwork.eu

@unitetheunion @CSEU15 Make 2020 the year to rebuild #CollectiveBargaining in Europe. The @industriAll_EU #TogetherAtWork campaign had a successful first 3 months. More planned - tell @industriAll_EU what you are looking to win at work and get involved

Vital that FSS is measured on regional prosperity agenda and not re-opened to international competition. Sign the petition http://keepbritainafloat.org


PM forced to defend decision to allow Cobham takeover to go ahead. https://apple.news/AfeM2pihCQKe6Kbg52zqvzQ

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