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Labour Website of the Year 2003

In this year's competition, 5,533 votes were cast for 468 trade union websites around the world.

The winning site belongs to CUPE, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, with 688 votes. Our congratulations to CUPE, which is the first Canadian site ever to win the Labour Website of the Year. Last year, CUPE made it to 7th place in our balloting, and third place the year before that. Send your congratulations to

In second place is a Norwegian labour portal site, HMS-Portalen, a joint effort of the workers education organisation AOF and the publisher Tiden. It received 486 votes.

Third place goes to a British firefighters' website, 30kfirepay, which received 399 votes.

Fourth place was taken by last year's winner, Workers Online, website of the New South Wales Labor Council in Australia, with 255 votes.

In fifth place was another British website, the Communication Workers Union, which received 252 votes.

Sixth place goes to a second Australian website, the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union (LHMU), which received 242 votes.

The U.S. trade union site with the most votes, and seventh on our list, belongs to the Teamsters, which received 179 votes.

Just behind them, in eighth place, is another U.S. trade union, the Machinists (IAM), with 176 votes.

In ninth place, is a third union from the United Kingdom, Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW), with 116 votes.

Finally, in tenth place is another Australian website, the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), with 97 votes.