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  • Back Home Safe offshore campaign

    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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    Strike ballot at Crittall Windows wins first pay rise in 6 years9 April 2014

    Unite members at Crittall Windows, Witham, have secured their first pay increase since 2008 following a positive strike ballot.

  • 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.

  • Wind turbine - offshore

    Wind power industry blown back on course thanks to Siemens25 March 2014

    Unite, Britain’s biggest union, says the country’s wind power industry has been ‘blown back on course’ thanks to Siemens’ £160 million investment in wind turbine production and installation facilities in Hull.

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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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    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.

  • Labour party logo

    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.

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    McCluskey: `Labour is our party – we are going nowhere'1 March 2014

    Unite backs reform of the union-Labour link The country’s biggest union, Unite, has backed the reforms to the Labour party's link with trade unions – but has warned those who want to push the unions to the margins of the party that Unite is `going nowhere’.