All articles by: Tony Burke

Union-bashing Trump woos blue collar workers

Published: September 24, 2016
Written by Tony Burke

Donald Trump has a record of resisting union organisation in his businesses, and yet his false promises still appeal to white working class voters. Despite the pro-worker, anti-trade deal rhetoric …

Threat to Maduro

Published: March 18, 2016
Written by Tony Burke

Venezuela’s right-wing opposition has launched a new campaign to remove President Nicolas Maduro from power, including by calling for his immediate resignation.

TTIP delayed until after Obama leaves office

Published: February 19, 2016
Written by Tony Burke

The United States and the European Union are now unlikely to reach a final agreement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership trade deal (TTIP) before Barack Obama leaves office, …

MEPs warn on TiSA trade deal

Published: February 7, 2016
Written by Tony Burke

Labour MEPs have warned that the real concerns over the current batch of European Union trade deals with the United States and Canada as well as the global services trade …

US unions oppose Pacific Rim trade pact

Published: December 19, 2015
Written by Tony Burke

Unions in the United States represented on the Barack Obama’s Labour Advisory Committee, which was set up to scrutinise the trade deal (the TransPacific Partnership – known as TPP) have …

New ETUC gen sec wins unanimous backing

Published: March 21, 2015
Written by Tony Burke

Italian trade unionist Luca Visentini has been elected as the proposed successor to Bernadette Ségol as general secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation.

Global plan to subvert government

Published: October 3, 2014
Written by Tony Burke

An international trade deal which gives company bosses legal powers over elected governments has been slammed by unions amid warnings that it could be used to “lock in” NHS privatisation …