The parade was set up by Paul Warren and Steve Redman, of the SSI multiunion
committee, and involved local MPs Tom Blenkinsop and Anna Turley.
ROLLERCOASTER: Geoff Waterfield, left, from the Teesside multiunion
workers'' committee and Jon Bolton, from Corus Long Products
He joined British Steel/Corus in 1977 and as a multiunion
committee member, was at the forefront of the campaign to stop the mothballing of the blast furnace.
Geoff Waterfield, chairman of the multiunion
committee at the works said that, although not unexpected, the announcement was a psychological watershed for the thousands of workers who had fought so hard over the past year for a different outcome.
Paul McBean, Scunthorpe site multiunion
chairman, said: "It wasn't long ago that people were doubting if these works had a future but since the launch of British Steel the business has gone from strengthto-strength."
Alan Coombs, chairman of the Port Talbot multiunion
has also travelled to Mumbai, said: "Our town was built on the steel industry.
For this reason, we are interested in empirically exploring if, when, why, and how unions cooperate in the multiunion
setting of New Zealand.
is a single letter short of the parts NIL, UN, OCT and IUM.
Nonetheless, the unions pressed ahead, receiving backing from the AFL-CIO, which created a multiunion
fund to help support the 86,000 grocery workers on picket lines.
While this should not be overstated as this only represents one part of the economy, manufacturing, while "traditional" industrial relations practices pertain in many UK and foreign-owned firms (such as multiunion
structures and collective bargaining), the recent case of changes in working practices at Rover, very similar to the new style green agreements", is perhaps symbolic of a current trajectory of industrial relations in the UK.
Structural changes to enhance the labor movement's overall effectiveness by setting guidelines and encouraging mergers; providing AFL-CIO staff aid in completing mergers; establishing mechanisms for resolving organizing disputes among unions; utilizing advanced business methods in increasing internal union efficiency; and increasing unions' financing and support of State-level multiunion