(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.

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CSEU Civil Aerospace Group is meeting in London today. Focussed on creating a long term investment strategy for the UK world class aviation industry.

The British workforce are already providing the skill and expertise to put our civil aviation sector at the centre of the green revolution. But we will need a strategy designed to drive investment. https://www.businessgreen.com/news/4010017/future-flight-flight-fancy-uk-aviation-industry-launches-net-zero-roadmap

#NationalApprenticeshipWeek watch the impact that her apprenticeship has had on this shipbuilder’s life and community

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