Latest Unite News

This section includes the latest Unite news releases in reverse chronological order as well links of interest
to Unite members. Older press releases can be found in the archived news section. Journalists should contact Unite's Communications Department for more information and the Unite press office (for journalists only) can be reached on 020 3371 2065.  

Stop the GKN takeover

Unite accuses Melrose of asking shareholders to take a ‘leap in the dark’23 March 2018

“Melrose is effectively asking shareholders to take a leap in the dark and back its debt-fuelled bid, not knowing if it will be held up by the US authorities on national defence grounds or whether it will retain customers."

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    Police blacklisting admission could lead to fresh legal action23 March 2018

    Unite, the UK’s largest union, is considering whether to launch further legal action on behalf of its members who were blacklisted, following today’s (Friday 23 March) admission by the Metropolitan Police, that police officers supplied information that appeared in the files of blacklisting victims.

  • Stop the GKN takeover

    ‘Inadequate’ UK lags behind with protections against ‘casino’ style takeovers, finds Unite report23 March 2018

    Unite has worked with Acuity to produce this report because eight years after one great British name, Cadbury, was lost to the country another manufacturing stalwart, GKN, is at risk from a predatory takeover.

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    Delphi Diesel taskforce quizzed on jobs’ future by Unite23 March 2018

    Serious questions are being asked about what steps a taskforce has taken to safeguard manufacturing and employment at Suffolk-based Delphi Diesel Systems where more than 500 jobs are under threat when the factory closes in August 2020.

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    Energy giant SSE workers accept ‘good’ pay deal22 March 2018

    About 1,900 workers at energy giant SSE have voted to accept a one-year three per cent pay deal from 1 April and a new method to reward career progression.

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    Unite pay deal boost for Thomas Cook cabin crew22 March 2018

    Mike Gaskell said: “This pay deal is a real boost for Thomas Cook cabin crew. It helps the crew keep up with the cost of living and recognises the hard work cabin crew do, day in, day out."

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    Unite accuses ministers of UK passport betrayal22 March 2018

    Accusing government ministers of betraying UK workers, Unite said attempts to blame European Union procurement rules for the decision was a smokescreen because France produces its own passports citing national security.

  • Gosport strike

    Gosport protest march over defence site wage robbery21 March 2018

    Unite, the UK’s largest union, will join together with local community groups and the Labour party, to step up the fight against ‘pernicious wage robbery’ occurring at local defence establishments on Friday 23 March.

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    Unite backs walkout at SpyCops inquiry21 March 2018

    Unite, the UK’s largest union, has backed today’s (Wednesday 21 March) walkout of participants at the Mittings public inquiry into undercover policing.

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    Unite statement on three year NHS pay deal21 March 2018

    “Unite’s national health committee has discussed the deal and agreed to put it out for the members to decide, with the recommendation to accept. Our work is now to inform and consult our membership. They will be balloted during April and May, at the same time as other NHS unions.”