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    Peugeot Citroen reveal long-term recovery plan15 April 2014

    External link - New chief executive at Peugeot Citroen has announced a long-term recovery plan to return the French car manufacturer to profit by 2018 - The Manufacturer

  • Members demonstrate at Perkins Engines

    Members demonstrate at Perkins Engines14 April 2014

    Members take matters into their own hands after management fail to listen in pay negotiations.

  • industriALL manifesto

    Manifesto to put industry back to work7 April 2014

    IndustriAll Europe has launched its manifesto for the European elections: “Put Industry back to work!”. The manifesto puts forwards its demands for a socially and environmentally responsible industrial policy for Europe. Unite is a key affiliate of IndustriALL Europe and contributed to the manifesto. In the run up to the European elections in May, this document can be used by Unite reps to argue with candidates in the election on the issue of boosting and supporting a European wide manufacturing and indstrial plan to get Europe back to work.

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    Carr inquiry a cynical Tory stunt to divert attention from cost of living crisis, says Unite28 March 2014

    The government was accused of a cynical attempt to divert attention away from the cost of living crisis as it published the terms of reference for the Carr inquiry.

  • Workers assembling a vehicle at Honda's Swindon factory

    Honda slashes 500 jobs in shock blow to UK manufacturing25 March 2014

    The shock news that 500 jobs will be lost at Honda, Swindon is a devastating blow to UK manufacturing said Britain’s largest union, Unite as it pledged to do everything in its power to save jobs.

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    Jobless figures mask a low waged workforce19 March 2014

    Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “We can’t tolerate an economic landscape that offers precious little hope of real jobs for our young people."

  • Len McCluskey

    Len me your ears17 March 2014

    External Link - Football-loving Len McCluskey wants Labour to get back on the pitch. But the General Secretary of Unite warns that if the party fails to be radical, it could be UKIP and the SNP scoring the goals - The House Magazine

  • Intern report

    Intern pay abuse reported to the taxman via the web13 March 2014

    A web tool enabling people to report bad employers suspected of not paying the national minimum wage (NMW) to interns to the taxman has been launched by Unite, the country’s largest union.

  • Eddie Stobart lorry

    New car deliveries at risk13 March 2014

    Unite, Britain’s biggest union, has warned that deliveries of the best known car brands from Minis to Range Rovers to showrooms across the country face serious disruption.

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    Unite Executive Council statement on Labour Party affiliation5 March 2014

    The decision of the Labour Party Special Conference on March 1 to adopt the proposals of the Collins review sets the collective relationship of Unite and other affiliated unions with the Party on a new course.