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  • BAE Systems Tornado

    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."

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    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.

  • Unite news digest

    Unite news digest14 September 2012

    Most of the papers delve into the details of the proposed defence merger between BAE and EADS announced earlier this week.

  • BAE Systems Tornado

    Unite demands urgent answers over BAE Systems merger with EADS12 September 2012

    Unite is demanding an urgent meeting with BAE Systems, EADS and government ministers Vince Cable and Philip Hammond following the shock announcement that the two companies are in talks over a possible merger.

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    Unite statement on NHS finances as winter looms29 August 2012

    Unite head of health Sarah Carpenter said: “The government has ducked the dire financial crisis facing the NHS which is set to get worse as we experience the first cold snap of the winter."