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    Pledge to repeal pro-privatisation NHS act welcomed by Unite3 October 2012

    Unite head of health Rachael Maskell said: “We warmly welcome Andy Burnham’s pledge to reverse the rapid privatisation of the NHS."

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    News digest 3 October 20123 October 2012

    The top story of the day is Labour leader Ed Miliband’s keynote address to the Labour party conference. The speech gets positive coverage in most papers; Miliband addressed conference for over an hour without any notes. He cited a focus on one nation coming together rather than the divisive approach of the Con Dem coalition government.

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    Working people can hope again2 October 2012

    Len McCluskey on Ed Miliband's conference address: "It is the best speech from a Labour leader I have heard and it will offer genuine hope to voters."

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    NHS Employers’ call for third year of pay freeze branded ‘a disgrace’2 October 2012

    The proposal floated by NHS Employers that pay for health service employees should be frozen for a third year running was branded as ‘a disgraceful attack on hard working staff’ by Unite, the largest union in the country.

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    News digest 2 October 20122 October 2012

    The Labour conference continues to dominate the political headlines with strong interventions from union leaders and many attacking the party for backing the Con-Dem's public sector pay freeze. Unite's Len McCluskey told conference that asking the poorest to make further sacrifices is the road to political ruin with his speech getting the biggest cheer of conference so far.

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    News digest 1 October 20121 October 2012

    The Labour party conference is the main story across most of the newspapers with Labour leader Ed Miliband giving a strong interview on the Andrew Marr show – challenging Marr’s frequent interruptions - as a precursor to a day of debate. Unite helped set one of the key themes of the day...

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    Choc workers’ win their just desserts27 September 2012

    Workers at Barry Callebaut’s chocolate factory in Oxfordshire have lifted the threat of strike action after winning a better pay deal from bosses.

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    Health workers protest tomorrow at pay cut plans in south west26 September 2012

    Plan to hand in a petition signed by over 2,000 North Bristol NHS Trust staff calling on the trust to withdraw from the consortium.

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    Unite calls for full involvement as Ford axes 275 managerial staff26 September 2012

    Unite wants full involvement in negotiations over the job losses of 275 managerial, supervisory and engineering staff in the UK announced by the car giant Ford.

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    Unite urges jobs guarantee in EADS - BAE merger26 September 2012

    Unite has been pressing both companies and the UK government for assurances over the future of EADS and BAE Systems UK plants.