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    Striking Unite members in joint Manchester demonstration25 January 2018

    Hundreds of Unite members will come together in central Manchester this Friday (26 January) in a joint demonstration. Workers on three separate disputes in Manchester (Manchester Mears/Manchester Working, Fujitsu and First Manchester) are all on strike this Friday (26 January) and will be joining forces in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester.

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    Essex concrete block company facing strike turmoil22 January 2018

    Tarmac Building Products is set to be hit by a series of strikes when members of Britain’s largest union, Unite start a programme of industrial action next week in a dispute over cuts to pay and two tier working.

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    Essex concrete block company facing strike turmoil22 January 2018

    Tarmac Building Products Ltd is set to be hit by a series of strikes when members of Britain’s largest union, Unite start a programme of industrial action next week in a dispute over cuts to pay and two tier working.

  • Inside Sellafield

    Sellafield strikes suspended for now as talks agreed19 January 2018

    A strike by members of Unite, the UK’s largest union, scheduled for next Tuesday (23 January), which would have created widespread disruption at Sellafield, has been called off to allow for negotiations aimed at resolving the dispute over the victimisation of a trade union rep to take place.

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    ‘Pig headed’ Vivark management causing Knowsley housing misery18 January 2018

    Unite, the UK’s largest union, has accused the management of Vivark, which provides housing maintenance services for thousands of tenants in Knowsley, Merseyside of being ‘pig headed’ for their blinkered approach to an ongoing pay dispute.

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    Sparks set to fly as Crossrail electricians step up strike action18 January 2018

    The multi-billion pound Crossrail development is set for further delays as Unite, the UK’s construction union, has announced further strikes on the Woolwich section of the project, in an escalating dispute over the non-payment of industry standard project completion payments.

  • construction site

    Government must intervene to prevent huge job losses following Carillion collapse17 January 2018

    Unite, the UK’s largest union, is calling on the government to take immediate decisive action to prevent further job losses following the collapse of Carillion.

  • Construction workers

    Big cash pay-out for London construction workers17 January 2018

    “Just because you have a right to be paid more it doesn’t mean bosses will automatically pay up, that’s why it pays to be in a union that is prepared to enforce your rights at work.”

  • Pat Rafferty

    Unite says Carillion breached redundancy notice obligations15 January 2018

    Unite Scotland says it is set to take legal action after Carillion breached redundancy notice obligations

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    Carillion: CITB statement and support for apprentices15 January 2018

    The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is sad to see Carillion cease trading because it will have a huge impact on the company’s thousands of employees and their families.