On July 3, Germany moved towards introducing a legally binding national minimum wage set at €8.5 an hour.
Author Archives: Tony Burke
A review of manufacturing commissioned by Labour says the UK needs to avoid damaging economic short-termism.
According to a new report, the UK falls within the category of nations where people’s workplace rights are regularly violated.
European manufacturing and industrial unions met in Madrid this week at a specially convened conference to discuss the crisis in European industry.
Yesterday’s Budget did little to convince Unite and our members employed in manufacturing that the government has set a course to re-balance the UK economy.
Even with the car industry motoring ahead in investment and creating jobs, manufacturing employment is barely higher than three years previously.
Moving production to low cost countries – costing thousands of skilled manufacturing jobs – may be going into reverse.
This week is National Apprenticeship Week and Britain needs to end poor quality, low-level apprenticeships.
There was plenty of data out this week suggesting a bleaker economic picture than that painted by the government and the media.