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  • What has Europe done for manufacturing

    What has Europe ever done for manufacturing workers?29 April 2014

    Well, quite a lot as it happens: European Union membership gives us the laws and legislation that have helped bring investment and decent jobs in manufacturing to the UK. European Union membership has attracted manufacturers and investment to the UK in Automotive, Aerospace, Engineering & Metals, Science, Graphical & Packaging.

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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?

  • Draw a line in the sand at Crown Holdings cans

    An important message to crown shareholders25 April 2014

    Crown’s actions harming shareholder value: Last September, Crown Holdings management provoked a strike by 120 members of the United Steelworkers at its Toronto plant by demands to slash wages by 42% for new and younger workers, continue an eight-year pension freeze and gut critical worker protections.

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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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    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.

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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.

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    Call for urgent talks as Kodak’s Leeds factory faces closure with the loss of 210 jobs3 March 2014

    Unite regional officer Chris Daly said: “This is terrible news for the workers and their families, and a blow to manufacturing capacity in Leeds."