News in the West Midlands

  • Leicester GPM website

    New website launched by Unite Leicester Graphical, Paper & Media branch19 March 2013

    The Unite GPM City branch is made up of members that work in the Graphical, Paper and Media sector of Unite the union who live or work in Leicester city and the surrounding areas. The branch is run by ordinary working lay members and not full time officers. The purpose of the branch is not to replace the support members receive directly from the union or full time officers; our aim is to act as an additional point of contact to provide important union information or support on union issues. The branch also promotes and campaigns on local and national issues that affect our members, their families and society as a whole.

  • Coming up this week calendar

    Coming up 11-17 March 201311 March 2013

    Events around the country, what's happening in parliament, published economic data and the latest financials

  • Ukip leader Nigel Farage

    Ukip: The ‘nasty party’ on the side of rich bankers, warns Unite leader1 March 2013

    Ukip is on the side of rich bankers and offers nothing for working people, the leader of Britain’s largest union has warned.

  • Save our NHS - privatisation is the wrong prescription

    Cameron's big NHS lie exposed22 February 2013

    Proof of the government’s plans to privatise the NHS have been uncovered in a set of regulations, that blow apart former health secretary Andrew Lansley’s many promises.

  • News digest and newspaper mastheads

    News digest 15 Febraury 201315 February 2013

    An end to New labour, the return of the 10p tax rate and a clanger from Cameron

  • Shelter logo

    Shelter urged not to become 'virtual charity'7 February 2013

    Shelter’s plans to axe around a quarter of its frontline advice services and sack 105 staff could not come at a worse time.

  • Health staff

    Call for ‘patient safety officers’ to stamp out Mid Staffs-style abuses6 February 2013

    A network of ‘patient safety officers’ should be established across the NHS to banish the culture of fear.

  • Save our black cabs - saved!

    Iconic black cab maker saved1 February 2013

    Unite, Britain's biggest union, has welcomed the news that Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Geely Holding Group is to acquire London Taxi Company (LTI), the maker of the black cab.

  • Save our NHS - privatisation is the wrong prescription

    Hunt’s announcement on Lewisham hospital ‘a kick in the teeth’31 January 2013

    The fight will go on to protect health services from the chaotic and pro-privatisation policies the government is pursuing.

  • Manchester town hall

    Reverse local council cuts, says Unite30 January 2013

    Unite calls for communities secretary Eric Pickles to reverse the cuts to local councils