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  • Unite news digest

    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.

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    Top boss’ pay sours Oxfordshire choc workers’ dispute25 September 2012

    Members of Unite working for global chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut have vowed to step up their fight for a fair pay deal, as the company’s profits and top boss’ pay soars.

  • Unite community coordinator Pilgrim Tucker

    New community co-ordinator for East Anglia24 September 2012

    Unemployed people, students and the retired are some of the groups that Unite will mobilise to improve their local community.

  • Unite news digest

    News Digest 18 September 201218 September 2012

    The top story in many papers is the proposed wholesale change to the education system with Gove finally informing parliament of his plans to axe GCSEs and replace them with a new ‘EBAcc’ aimed at ending grade inflation. The main threat is what looks like the return of a two tier system. The papers have different angle with the Telegraph calling the move a true test to restore the faith in exams, while the Guardian is more guarded with the sketch opting for Dumbing up the system. GCSEs will go from 2015...

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    Devastation for workers as Sonae confirms closure14 September 2012

    Unite regional officer, Graham Cain, said: “This news is a devastating blow for the workforce who were hopeful that the site may be saved."

  • Vince Cable speaking in parliament

    Cable's capitulation will increase insecurity, not jobs14 September 2012

    Vince Cable should be ashamed for his part in this assault on the rights of the millions of decent working people of this country.