(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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What a great outcome @GMBScotOrg @GMB_union @rossgmb2018 Brilliant members fighting all the way, led by the fantastic Alex and John. Here’s to securing a long term future. A glimmer of hope amongst so much bad news. Well done to everyone involved to achieve this important step. https://t.co/Mizdkh3ZR0

Solidarity with #HarlandandWolff workers who are fighting to #SaveOurShipyard The #Government must intervene to save jobs and invest to give the business a future. To lose this iconic and historic employer would be devastating for #Belfast

Unions say it’s cheaper for govt to keep the shipyard open than close it as they say it could bring a return. H&W was the preferred bidder for a £70m contract that unions say could be signed by August 12th that could create 1,500 jobs

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