Campaign News

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    Industrial action suspended at blood transfusion service5 October 2012

    Unite members at the blood testing centre at Colindale in north London have suspended planned industrial action after receiving assurances from management.

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    Sackings sparks strike threat by Bromley binmen5 October 2012

    The union will begin the process of balloting more than 120 of its members working for Veolia Environmental Services over the sackings unless the company re-instates the four.

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    Hundreds of jobs lost as sealing specialist goes into administration5 October 2012

    The sealing specialist employs 334 highly skilled workers, of which 218 are now at risk of being made redundant.

  • Unite news digest

    News digest 5 October 20125 October 2012

    So the Labour party conference closes in Manchester with Ed Miliband gaining praise for a good week for him and the party – even as some of the right wing papers try to stir up a storm about academies – all eyes switch to Birmingham for the Tories next week...

  • Tesco warehouse

    Doncaster Tesco drivers to strike for 48 hours next week4 October 2012

    More than 180 drivers at the Tesco distribution centre in Doncaster will strike for 48 hours next week, disrupting supplies to Tesco stores across the region.

  • Remploy workers at the Labour party conference

    Remploy workers continue fight for jobs3 October 2012

    Remploy workers from across the UK arrived at Labour conference yesterday (Tuesday 2 October) to encourage MPs, councillors and delegates to back the union-led campaign against their brutal treatment at the hands of the government.

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    Pledge to repeal pro-privatisation NHS act welcomed by Unite3 October 2012

    Unite head of health Rachael Maskell said: “We warmly welcome Andy Burnham’s pledge to reverse the rapid privatisation of the NHS."

  • Unite news digest

    News digest 3 October 20123 October 2012

    The top story of the day is Labour leader Ed Miliband’s keynote address to the Labour party conference. The speech gets positive coverage in most papers; Miliband addressed conference for over an hour without any notes. He cited a focus on one nation coming together rather than the divisive approach of the Con Dem coalition government.

  • Len McCluskey speaking

    Working people can hope again2 October 2012

    Len McCluskey on Ed Miliband's conference address: "It is the best speech from a Labour leader I have heard and it will offer genuine hope to voters."

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    NHS Employers’ call for third year of pay freeze branded ‘a disgrace’2 October 2012

    The proposal floated by NHS Employers that pay for health service employees should be frozen for a third year running was branded as ‘a disgraceful attack on hard working staff’ by Unite, the largest union in the country.