Unite News http://www.google.co.uk/ The latest stories Unite. en-gb Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:32:57 GMT Copyright (C) www.rippleffect.com 15 About 200 jobs at risk after Aylesbury logistics company loses contract, says Unite The reason for the jobs' threat is that Cinram lost its Universal Pictures contract to Sony DADC UK in Enfield in May http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/about-200-jobs-at-risk-at-aylesbury-logistics-company/default.aspx tcm:11-31458 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Unite calls for fresh start on construction regulations following Grenfell fire Unite has three key demands: an overhaul of building regulations, the end of attacks on existing regulations and the implementation of a licensing regime across the industry tcm:11-31460 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:55:52 -0000 Unite hails Rolls-Royce workforce as engine maker announces multi-million pound investment Britain’s largest union, Unite hailed the pivotal role played by its Rolls-Royce shop stewards and members in securing a new large engine test bed facility after the engine maker announced it was investing £150 million in its plants in Derby, Hucknall and Annesley in the East Midlands. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-hails-rolls-royce-workforce-as-engine-maker-announces-multi-million-pound-investment/default.aspx tcm:11-31452 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:15:43 -0000 Unite to protest at Manchester Central in ongoing Mears housing maintenance dispute Members of Unite, the UK’s largest construction union, will be demonstrating outside the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Housing 2017 conference at the Manchester Central Convention Complex in their long running dispute with private contractor Mears and joint venture company Manchester Working. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-to-protest-at-manchester-central-in-ongoing-mears-housing-maintenance-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-31444 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:41:46 -0000 Unite reaction to Co-op Bank rescue announcement "Unite is pleased that the future of the bank appears protected as it continues to stand alone rather than being broken up and sold off in pieces. It is vital to the workforce that the Co-operative’s name, ethics and values will be safeguarded." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-reaction-to-co-op-bank-rescue-announcement/default.aspx tcm:11-31446 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:32:52 -0000 Bentley workers secure ground breaking multi-year pay deal Unite, the UK’s largest union, has agreed a multi-year pay deal on behalf of over 2,000 workers at luxury carmaker Bentley, in Crewe, Cheshire. As part of the pay deal workers will see their basic hours reduced from 37 hours to 35 hours a week while their pay increases by 6.5 per cent. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bentley-workers-secure-ground-breaking-multi-year-pay-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-31441 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:04:42 -0000 Unite offshore catering members to be balloted on strike action “Our members provide an invaluable service offshore including providing emergency cover for no extra payment. They are understandably frustrated about the way they are being taken for granted and undervalued. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-offshore-catering-members-to-be-balloted-on-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-31435 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:32:13 -0000 Unite raises concerns over crisis in ambulance service that is putting lives at risk Unite is concerned that the failure to provide core cover will lead to a issues around patient safety. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-raises-concerns-over-crisis-in-ambulance-service-that-is-putting-lives-at-risk/default.aspx tcm:11-31429 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:47:20 -0000 Concern that new Brexit minister supports removing asbestos laws Unite, the UK’s largest union, has revealed that newly appointed Brexit minister Steve Baker MP, has lobbied the government to weaken asbestos laws. Unite is demanding that the government now provide ‘cast-iron guarantees’ that asbestos regulations won’t be watered down. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/concern-that-new-brexit-minister-supports-removing-asbestos-laws/default.aspx tcm:11-31425 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:21:44 -0000 Unite calls for end of public sector pay restraint to mark European public services day Unite assistant general secretary for public services Gail Cartmail said: “The people who care for us, provide health and education services and look after our elderly and vulnerable neighbours say today they urgently need more pay." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-end-of-public-sector-pay-restraint-to-mark-european-public-services-day/default.aspx tcm:11-31418 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:15:29 -0000 NAO report reinforces call for public cash for future energy projects, says Unite Unite national officer for energy Kevin Coyne said: “The report by the National Audit Office on the financing of Hinkley Point in Somerset and its future economic benefits underlines once again the need for the government to take up ‘a golden share’ in future energy projects." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/nao-report-reinforces-call-for-public-cash-for-future-energy-projects-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-31421 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Aviation authority urged to block British Airways leasing Qatari aircraft to cover strike Unite today is calling on the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to turn down an application by British Airways to charter or ‘wet lease’ nine Qatari registered Airbus that it wants to provide cover for a two week strike by mixed fleet cabin crew. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/aviation-authority-urged-to-block-british-airways-leasing-qatari-aircraft-to-cover-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-31423 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:09:16 -0000 M&S food store deliveries could be hit in fall-out from ‘equal pay for equal work’ row Unite represents about 20 ‘pickers and loaders’ earning about £22,000-a-year under a local agreement, while an estimated 280 workers under national terms and conditions earn about £30,000 for doing the same work http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/food-store-deliveries-could-be-hit-in-equal-pay-for-equal-work-row/default.aspx tcm:11-31416 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:56:47 -0000 Unite steps up action in Mears Manchester housing dispute Unite, the UK’s largest union, is stepping up the pressure in an increasingly bitter dispute with private contractor Mears and joint venture company Manchester Working in a dispute concerning pay differentials and attacks on conditions. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-steps-up-action-in-mears-manchester-housing-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-31412 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:19:10 -0000 Petition calls on business secretary to ‘hurry up’ and ban rip off restaurant tip scams The government has been accused of dragging its feet over its failure to release its report into tips for restaurant staff, as the consultation closed for submissions a year ago next Tuesday. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/petition-calls-on-business-secretary-to-hurry-up-and-ban-rip-off-restaurant-tip-scams/default.aspx tcm:11-31410 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:24:26 -0000 Unite seeks answers after Crewe crane fatality Unite, the UK’s largest construction union, is seeking urgent answers after a crane collapse in Crewe killed two workers and injured several other people. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-seeks-answers-after-crewe-crane-fatality/default.aspx tcm:11-31408 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:41:16 -0000 Unite seeks action after sharp fall in construction inspections revealed Unite is seeking urgent meetings with ministers and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a freedom of information (FOI) request revealed a sharp drop in construction inspections. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-seeks-action-after-sharp-fall-in-construction-inspections-revealed/default.aspx tcm:11-31400 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:33:17 -0000 Birmingham council refuse workers to strike over job losses and ‘bullying culture’ Unite has written to the city council’s chief executive Stella Manzie calling for talks under the auspices of the conciliation service, Acas http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/birmingham-council-refuse-workers-to-strike-over-job-losses-and-bullying-culture/default.aspx tcm:11-31406 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:28:14 -0000 Queen’s Speech fails to offer the hope the nation needs, says Unite chief The minority Tory government failed to offer the hope the nation needs in its Queen’s Speech. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/queens-speech-fails-to-offer-the-hope-the-nation-needs-says-unite-chief/default.aspx tcm:11-31398 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:47:34 -0000 Unite calls LBG decision to cut 340 Scottish jobs “unjustified” Unite has said that the scale of job losses and restructuring announced today by the bank across Scotland is astonishing and unjustified. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-lbg-decision-to-cut-340-scottish-jobs-unjustified/default.aspx tcm:11-31395 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:40:47 -0000 Massive 99 per cent of workers at Barts Health NHS Trust vote to strike for a proper pay rise Unite members employed by the private contractor Serco, working at Barts Health NHS Trust, have overwhelmingly voted to strike for a proper pay rise. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/massive-99-per-cent-of-workers-at-barts-health-nhs-trust-vote-to-strike-for-a-proper-pay-rise/default.aspx tcm:11-31391 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:49:25 -0000 Serious questions raised over threat to 500 jobs at Suffolk engineering firm Unite regional officer Neal Evans said: “Serious questions need to be asked why this profitable site we understand that it is making £1 million a month in profit - is now under threat and what the future holds for the company’s other sites in the UK." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/questions-raised-over-threat-to-500-jobs-at-suffolk-firm/default.aspx tcm:11-31383 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:42:46 -0000 Unite donates to Grenfell fund and provides legal support for residents seeking justice Unite today announced that it will donate £100,000 to the Red Cross London Fire Relief appeal set up to assist the people affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-donates-to-grenfell-fund-and-provides-legal-support-for-residents-seeking-justice/default.aspx tcm:11-31378 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:50:24 -0000 BA mixed fleet cabin crew announce two week strike amid blacklisting accusations Unite members working for British Airways’ mixed fleet announced a two week strike today after the airline refused to accept the union’s final compromise position on the outstanding issue of the sanctioning of striking cabin crew. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/ba-mixed-fleet-cabin-crew-announce-two-week-strike-amid-blacklisting-accusations/default.aspx tcm:11-31376 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:01:51 -0000 Birmingham council refuse workers consider industrial action, as 122 jobs axed Unite regional officer Lynne Shakespeare said: “It is unfortunate that the day the ballot results came through, the council's waste management service announced it intended to make 122 waste collection staff redundant in two weeks’ time." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/birmingham-council-refuse-workers-consider-industrial-action-as-122-jobs-axed/default.aspx tcm:11-31373 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:31:03 -0000 Unite protest outside Bank of England in pay dispute Unite will today protest outside the bank in an ongoing dispute over pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-protest-outside-bank-of-england-in-pay-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-31363 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:37:55 -0000 AWE workers to strike for 12 more days, as Trident programme is ‘disrupted’ Unite regional officer Bob Middleton said: “We know that our members’ action has caused serious disruption to the production of the Trident warheads." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/awe-workers-to-strike-for-12-more-days-as-trident-programme-is-disrupted/default.aspx tcm:11-31359 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:00:07 -0000 Play workers celebrate the ‘Great Get Together’ with a ‘cake and cuppa’ event in Solihull Play workers at the Meriden adventure playground in Solihull, are holding a ‘cake and cuppa’ morning on Saturday 17 June as part as of the Great Get Together in memory of MP Jo Cox and to celebrate all the good-will in the community. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/play-workers-celebrate-the-great-get-together-with-a-cake-and-cuppa-event-in-solihull/default.aspx tcm:11-31356 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:19:22 -0000 Campaign to save Bromley libraries from privatisation moves into top gear Unite regional officer Onay Kasab said: “The Tories in Bromley seem hell-bent on privatisation of Bromley’s libraries to a firm with a deeply tarnished reputation, despite strong public opposition." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/campaign-to-save-bromley-libraries-from-privatisation/default.aspx tcm:11-31353 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:38:42 -0000 Unite questions British Airways’ desire to resolve mixed fleet cabin crew dispute Expressing deep frustration, Unite said it would be writing to British Airways with a final compromise position on the outstanding issue of the sanctioning of striking cabin crew. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-questions-british-airways-desire-to-resolve-mixed-fleet-cabin-crew-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-31349 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:51:58 -0000 Unite statement on the Grenfell Tower fire Unite sends solidarity to all affected by the shocking fire at Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West estate in London. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-statement-on-the-grenfell-tower-fire/default.aspx tcm:11-31346 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:53:28 -0000 Unions call for a long overdue pay rise for hard-pressed council employees Three unions representing more than 1.6 million local government employees in schools and councils across England, Wales and Northern Ireland have submitted a pay claim that attempts to narrow the growing gap between declining wages and the rising cost of living. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unions-call-for-a-long-overdue-pay-rise-for-hard-pressed-council-employees/default.aspx tcm:11-31341 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:30:31 -0000 Unite warns of deepening Tory ‘wage pain’ as average wages continue to fall “The Tories have succeeded in creating the longest period of falling real terms pay since the Napoleonic wars. They are clearly the party of economic mismanagement." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-of-deepening-tory-wage-pain-as-average-wages-continue-to-fall/default.aspx tcm:11-31335 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:05:52 -0000 Unite warns of further pension strikes at BMW should talks fail A further wave of strikes involving car workers at the car giant BMW are ‘almost certain’ should further talks fail, Unite warned http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-of-further-pension-strikes-at-bmw-should-talks-fail/default.aspx tcm:11-31333 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:29:09 -0000 Unite calls on Holyrood to support charter for workers’ rights Unite to launch Fair Hospitality campaign on Thursday 15 June http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-on-holyrood-to-support-charter-for-workers-rights/default.aspx tcm:11-31330 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:23:10 -0000 Unite hold talks at Acas in attempt to stop strike action at Chivas Drinks giant Chivas has agreed to take part in talks at Acas following workers’ rejection of a ‘derisory’ pay offer from the company. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-hold-talks-at-acas-in-attempt-to-stop-strike-action-at-chivas/default.aspx tcm:11-31325 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:07:56 -0000 Nursing’s future under threat from ‘perfect storm’, says Unite Unite national officer for health Sarah Carpenter said:“The fact that in England there is an estimated shortage of 30,000 nurses is not helped by years of harsh pay restraint in the public sector and the ending of nursing bursaries later this summer." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/nursings-future-under-threat-from-perfect-storm/default.aspx tcm:11-31323 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:01:55 -0000 Refuse workers win landmark victory in ‘overtime pay’ case, says Unite Veolia Environmental Services was accused by Unite of hiding behind Brexit when it failed to incorporate overtime pay into annual holiday pay citing ‘Brexit legal uncertainty’ http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/refuse-workers-win-landmark-victory-in-overtime-pay-case-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-31321 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:24:41 -0000 Unite challenges Capita CEO on pensions destruction Unite is now consulting with its members about these major pensions changes. The union is calling on Capita to withdraw these unacceptable proposals and reassure its staff that their pensions are safe. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-challenges-capita-ceo-on-pensions/default.aspx tcm:11-31319 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:21:10 -0000 Danish pension bosses accused of washing their hands of UK construction undercutting Members of Unite and the GMB are again protesting in Copenhagen, Denmark tomorrow (Tuesday 13 June) after the financier of major energy from waste plants in the UK, tried to ‘wash its hands’ of the undercutting of pay and conditions on a number of projects. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/danish-pension-bosses-accused-of-washing-their-hands-of-uk-construction-undercutting/default.aspx tcm:11-31313 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:20:01 -0000 BMW car workers reject pension offer in consultative ballot “We would urge BMW bosses to reflect on the result and listen to the workforce by further engaging in meaningful talks with Unite.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bmw-car-workers-reject-pension-offer/default.aspx tcm:11-31309 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:53:25 -0000 McCluskey: Voters reject the politics of fear and ‘lame duck’ PM Reacting to the result of the general election, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “Theresa May fought an underhand, depressing campaign and has been well and truly humbled. People do not want Tory business as usual, they do not want a politics built on fear that spreads despair, and they certainly do not want a lame duck prime minister. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/mccluskey-voters-reject-the-politics-of-fear-and-lame-duck-pm/default.aspx tcm:11-31302 Fri, 9 Jun 2017 13:31:38 -0000 Unite calls on new government to protect youth services in law As the nation heads to the polls today, Unite is calling on the next government to invest in youth work and for a legally ‘protected title’ for youth workers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-on-new-government-to-protect-youth-services-in-law/default.aspx tcm:11-31297 Thu, 8 Jun 2017 11:25:11 -0000 Co-op’s preferred employment agency faces legal action over ‘bogus self-employment’ Unite announced today that it was preparing legal action against an employment agency supplying drivers for Co-op supermarkets. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/co-ops-preferred-employment-agency-faces-legal-action-over-bogus-self-employment/default.aspx tcm:11-31294 Thu, 8 Jun 2017 10:54:13 -0000 Way forward agreed on bonus payments for Hinkley Point C All parties have agreed to take part in a collective differences panel that will seek to identify an agreeable long-term settlement of the bonus issue http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/way-forward-agreed-on-bonus-payments-for-hinkley-point-c/default.aspx tcm:11-31284 Wed, 7 Jun 2017 12:58:28 -0000 Unite urges Londoners to offer the hand of friendship across communities Unite has called on people to offer the hand of friendship across all communities in the capital to ensure that hate and division does not prosper following the barbaric events of Saturday night. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-urges-londoners-to-offer-the-hand-of-friendship-across-communities/default.aspx tcm:11-31269 Tue, 6 Jun 2017 14:16:17 -0000 Unite calls for job security for 1,500 LBG staff Unite has today called on IBM to give Lloyds Banking Group staff assurances about their future job security following the announcement that 1,500 staff will be transferred to the company. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-job-security-for-1500-lbg-staff/default.aspx tcm:11-31267 Tue, 6 Jun 2017 13:56:24 -0000 Hospitality bosses told to ‘smell the coffee’ on low pay by Unite Bosses in the hospitality and tourism industry, attending tomorrow's British Hospitality Association annual summit, will be told to ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ in relation to the low pay and exploitative practices in their sectors. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hospitality-bosses-told-to-smell-the-coffee/default.aspx tcm:11-31254 Mon, 5 Jun 2017 15:29:14 -0000 Smethwick poultry plant closure ‘sad’, says Unite Unite’s national officer for the food industry Julia Long said: "Through intensive negotiations we have managed to save about 250 jobs which will be taken up by other 2 Sisters' sites in the West Midlands." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/poultry-plant-closure-disappointing-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-31242 Mon, 5 Jun 2017 09:54:42 -0000 Unite statement on the London Bridge attack “We offer our condolences and thoughts to all those affected by the London Bridge horrors, and yet again are called upon to pledge all our gratitude to our fearless public servants." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-statement-on-the-london-bridge-attack/default.aspx tcm:11-31238 Sun, 4 Jun 2017 11:48:24 -0000