Monthly Archives: October 2013

Len McCluskey Writes:

… Now there is a demand for a new investigation into the whole issue. The published material I have seen shows no basis for reopening the Falkirk wound. Remember that the candidate Unite supported has withdrawn from the selection race, … Continue reading

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GKN:

Engineering group GKN was the largest faller in the FTSE 100 yesterday after it warned of weakening demand in the European car market. “Macroeconomic conditions have deteriorated in recent weeks and some softening in order books is now evident,” GKN … Continue reading

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Tata Steel:

Tata Steel cuts 500 jobs in Scunthorpe, Workington and Teesside Nearly 500 jobs are to be cut by Tata Steel at its plants in Scunthorpe, Workington and Teesside, the company has confirmed. The planned cuts have been blamed on prolonged … Continue reading

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Grangemouth: On the Relationship between Labour and Unite

Labour fears Unite leaders, says Falkirk MP Eric Joyce BBC Falkirk MP Eric Joyce has said Labour is protecting the position of the Unite union organiser at the centre of a selection row because it “fears” the organisation’s leadership. Stevie … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End for Jaguar in Britain:

Jaguar Land Rover and Chery investing in Chinese plant Despite the hyperbole and counting of chickens before they have hatched the euphoria at Jaguar has had a rude awakening. Investment in an engine plant in Wolverhampton on the back of … Continue reading

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Attacks on Disabled Reminscent of Fascism:

Major changes to disability benefits for new claimants are happening now in some parts of the UK ahead of a national roll-out. It is the start of the replacement of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) by Personal Independence Payments (PIP). Work … Continue reading

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Big Problems in Manufacturing: Jaguar, Grangemouth, GKN

Big Problems in Manufacturing: Jaguar, Grangemouth, GKN Some of the biggest companies in Britain are facing problems in the unpredictable capitalist market. Companies are not prepared to risk investment and look to the government to assist their failures. Companies are … Continue reading

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