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Supporting aviation and aerospace jobs
Supporting aviation and aerospace jobs
1 June 2020 / Campaign | News

The CSEU is launching a campaign asking Government to look beyond the headline job losses and take urgent action to sustain the hundreds of thousands of jobs that depend on Britain’s aviation industry which is the second biggest in the world.

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Campaigning for a shorter working week
Campaigning for a shorter working week
1 June 2020 / Campaign | Economy | Reports

Campaigning for a shorter working week is part of the CSEU’s DNA. At the end of the 1980s we ran the ‘Drive for 35’ campaign to reduce working time down from 39 hours a week.

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How would Churchill kick start the economy?
How would Churchill kick start the economy?
1 June 2020 / Blog | Economy

The Chancellor has said that he ‘was deeply troubled’ by warnings from the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) that the economy could shrink by 35% as a result of the Coronavirus. He’s right to be worried and so should we all. The OBR’s report outlines the scale of the economic crisis facing us. Under current

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Protection at work
Protection at work
1 June 2020 / Blog

Maybe, once this is all over, we will all come to look at the workers who carried on delivering vital work while the rest of us were sent home in a different way?

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Future working world
Future working world
1 June 2020 / Blog | News

Ian Waddell’s article for The Morning Star on the response to Covid-19 in our future working world

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UK and US Unions Warn Johnson and Trump On Trade Deals
UK and US Unions Warn Johnson and Trump On Trade Deals
23 March 2020 / Economy

The UK Trade Union Congress and the AFL-CIO, have warned the White House and Downing Street that  future trade deal must put workers’ jobs and rights first.

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Scottish Welding Safety Conference 2019
Scottish Welding Safety Conference 2019
12 November 2019 / Health and safety

The CSEU has launched a series of industrial conferences on welding fumes at a packed event in Glasgow. The purpose of the conference was both to highlight the traditional dangers associated with welding and respond to the recognition that welding fumes can cause lung cancer

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IndustriAll Europe makes the case for collective bargaining in new campaign
IndustriAll Europe makes the case for collective bargaining in new campaign
3 October 2019 / Campaign

The giant European trade union federation IndustriAll Europe, which covers 7m manufacturing, mining and energy workers has launched a campaign which aims to demonstrate the positive impact of collective bargaining.

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CSEU calls for government action at Harland & Wolff
CSEU calls for government action at Harland & Wolff
8 August 2019 / Campaign

The future of Belfast’s Harland & Wolff shipyard could be guaranteed if the Government were to award the contract to build aircraft carrier support vessels to a UK Consortium, a union claims.

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Crucial boost for battle to build new Royal Navy supply ships in Britain
Crucial boost for battle to build new Royal Navy supply ships in Britain
15 November 2018 / Campaign | News

Campaigners calling for new Royal Navy supply ships to be built in Britain have seized on comments they say prove the case for keeping the £1billion deal in the UK – The Daily Mirror.

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Autumn 2018 Update
Autumn 2018 Update
9 November 2018 / Blog | News

An important document about the aerospace industry has been published by a European body, following an inquiry where I gave evidence on behalf of the UK trade unions.

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Update: Fleet Solid Support ships
Update: Fleet Solid Support ships
30 July 2018 / Blog | Campaign | News

It has been a busy few weeks for the CSEU as we have really ramped up our campaign on the Fleet Solid Support ships

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Ferry Foundation gets High Court Approval
Ferry Foundation gets High Court Approval
30 June 2018 / Campaign | News

Breaking news – the High Court have approved our application to gift the money in the 35 Hour Week Campaign fund to the new charity, the Alex Ferry Foundation!

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Fleet Solid Support Ships Report
Fleet Solid Support Ships Report
31 May 2018 / Campaign | News | Reports

As previously trailed, I am delighted to announce the publication of the CSEU’s report on Fleet Solid Support Ships – “Fleet Solid Support Ships – Supporting the Royal Navy, Supporting the United Kingdom”. 

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Six month’s Update
Six month’s Update
30 April 2018 / Blog

I am amazed to look back and see that it is over six months since I wrote my first blog – time flies when you are having fun!  It has been a whirlwind so far, with a number of highlights. 

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General Secretary Endorsement
General Secretary Endorsement
20 November 2017 / Blog

I am delighted that the CSEU Executive Committee unanimously endorsed my appointment as General Secretary of the CSEU recently.

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