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    US purchase of Cheltenham and Isle of Man aviation firm welcomed by Unite28 May 2014

    The purchase of GE Aviation’s Landing Gear, which has sites in Cheltenham and the Isle of Man, by the American-owned Triumph Group has been welcomed by Unite, the country’s largest union, today (Wednesday 28 May).

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    BAE Systems unleashes Artful submarine21 May 2014

    External link - BAE Systems has launched its latest submarine Artful into the dock at its Barrow-in-Furness site. The 97m long, 7,400 tonne nuclear-powered attack submarine – officially named at a ceremony in September last year – began edging out of BAE Systems’ giant construction hall on Friday before being lowered into the water the following day. - The Manufacturer

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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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    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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    Faslane & Coulport dispute over as workers accept ‘vastly’ improved pay offer3 April 2014

    Faslane and Coulport workers at Babcock Marine on the Clyde have given the thumbs up to a vastly improved pay offer following three weeks of industrial action Unite announced today.

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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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    Unite members at the Homes and Communities Agency strike over pay!25 March 2014

    Unite members at the Homes and Communities Agency are on strike today, Wednesday and Thursday in protest at the refusal of management to negotiate over pay.

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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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    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.