(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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Rishi Sunak is in the papers today saying he wants to focus on a job creation scheme. Here’s an idea. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Focus on strategically important sectors which already employ hundreds of thousands and invest to bridge the crisis.

Supporting aviation and aerospace isn't about bail outs for billionaires. So far 15,000 aircrew have been lost and a 110,000 jobs in manufacturing are at risk. Government needs to take action.

15,000 aircrew jobs have been lost and the numbers are increasing every day. These are the tip of the iceberg. Aviation supports 157,000 different jobs on the ground and 110,000 aerospace manufacturing jobs.

So far 15,000 air crew have been laid off. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. 157,000 workers on the ground are at risk without Government action.

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