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    Shareholders must put a stop to TGI Fridays ‘tip robbing’ policy28 February 2018

    A letter from workers setting out their anxieties over the decision to take 40 per cent of their card tips without proper consultation in breach of TGI Fridays own guidelines, will be delivered directly to Electra shareholders attending the firm’s annual general meeting (AGM) in London tomorrow (Thursday 1 March).

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    Unite Statement on detention of Kurdish leader Salih Muslim28 February 2018

    Unite the UK’s largest union, was disgusted at the arrest of Syrian Kurdish leader Salih Muslim in Prague and was extremely disturbed that the Czech Republic was considering extraditing him to Turkey.

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    Protestors in London accuse Fujitsu of victimising whistle-blowers27 February 2018

    Protestors are holding a demonstration in London this afternoon at a technology event chaired by Michael Keegan, Chairman of Fujitsu UK and Ireland. They are accusing the company of using the cover of redundancies to get rid of workers who blew the whistle on unethical and possibly illegal company behaviour.

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    Government actions sold out Carillion’s supply chain27 February 2018

    The government was accused of “selling out” Carillion’s sub-contractors and supply chain, by the UK’s largest union Unite, following revelations at a joint select committee today (February 27).

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    GKN workers to lobby Parliament and urge government to stop debt-fuelled takeover bid26 February 2018

    GKN workers will be travelling from workplaces across England to the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday to lobby MPs and demand Theresa May’s government stops Melrose’s debt-fuelled takeover bid of the British-based engineer.

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    Unite chief welcomes Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit speech26 February 2018

    Len McCluskey welcomed today’s speech by Jeremy Corbyn on Brexit, saying it showed that people have a clear choice between a Labour Brexit putting people first, or a Tory Brexit that puts its own party interests above those of the nation.

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    Union powered pay deal for thousands of energy workers26 February 2018

    6000 workers at Western Power Distribution have secured an inflation beating pay deal of an extra £1260 a year on average for a worker.

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    Protesters accuse Fujitsu of victimising whistleblowers23 February 2018

    “Unite is demanding transparency and the reinstatement of our union representative. It is also time to end the unfair targeting of Unite members fighting for their jobs and for Fujitsu to adhere to its own agreements and ethical standards.”

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    Probe call into ‘disappearing’ Carillion NHS pension contributions22 February 2018

    Unite said mystery surrounded the fate of the pensions’ contributions of thousands of workers who were employed on public sector contracts when Carillion collapsed last month

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    Castle Cement drivers hail pay deal victory22 February 2018

    About 240 workers have accepted the overall package which will mean an increase of 3.7 per cent from 1 January this year; and for 2019, an increase which could range from 3.4 to 4.4 per cent