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    Britain's apprenticeship revolution - is it delivering?25 April 2014

    External link - Listen again on BBC Radio 4 You and Yours. Business leaders hope it can lift productivity and politicians of all colours are embracing the modernisation of the apprenticeship system - the Chancellor calls it his "march of the makers". But is the revolution delivering on its promise to our workers-to-be?

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    Calls for public inquiry into offshore helicopter safety set to intensify12 April 2014

    Unite, offshore safety campaigners and crash survivors will come together at the Scottish TUC Annual Conference this Monday (14 April), to intensify calls for a public inquiry into UK offshore helicopter safety and for Norwegian-style offshore safety reforms to help more workers get back home safe.

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    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.

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    Jim Kelly, chair of London & Eastern Region, reports and reflects from Bob Crow’s funeral25 March 2014

    Unite members attended Bob Crow's funeral in East London yesterday to pay our unions respects to a great working class fighter.

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    Bombardier workers take action over night working25 March 2014

    Production workers at Bombardier will begin strike action tomorrow (26 March) over management attempts to force them to work 70 per cent of their shifts at night time which will cause massive disruption to the workers’ family lives.

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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."

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    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.

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    March update - Jim Kelly's view11 March 2014

    Jim Kelly recalls speech given to Ipswich Peoples Assembly, “Defend Our Unions” meeting.

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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.