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 Unite hails victory in Birmingham bin dispute The union said that the council had accepted the refuse workers’ case and restored the grade 3 jobs, which are responsible for the safety at the rear of the refuse vehicles http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-hails-victory-in-birmingham-bin-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-31997 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:43:54 -0000 RBS announces 40 per cent cut in permanent IT staff "This British-taxpayer funded bank should be concentrating on investing in jobs here in the UK, rather than wholesale cuts.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/rbs-announces-40-per-cent-cut-in-permanent-it-staff/default.aspx tcm:11-31989 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:34:17 -0000 Unite comment on latest inflation figures Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “Inflation has held this month but there is no getting away from the fact that household incomes are taking a continued pounding." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-comment-on-latest-inflation-figures/default.aspx tcm:11-31987 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:32:47 -0000 Warning of bus chaos for Notting Hill Carnival weekend as support staff to strike Unite, the UK’s largest union, is warning that bus passengers are facing widespread disruption across London over the August bank holiday weekend as key safety support staff, hold a 48 hour strike over pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bus-chaos-for-notting-hill-carnival-weekend-as-support-staff-to-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-31982 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:22:22 -0000 Major cabin crew survey reveals tide of drunken and anti-social behaviour on UK flights An airline industry code of conduct on disruptive passengers is failing to stem the tide of drunken and anti-social behaviour at UK airports and on flights from the UK, according to a major survey of over 4,000 cabin crew working for British-based airlines http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/major-cabin-crew-survey-reveals-tide-of-drunken-and-anti-social-behaviour-on-uk-flights/default.aspx tcm:11-31971 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:01:00 -0000 Capita staff balloted over pension scheme closure Dominic Hook, Unite national officer, said: “The disgraceful plans by Capita to slash the deferred pay that staff will get in retirement is utterly unacceptable." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/capita-staff-balloted-over-pension-scheme-closure/default.aspx tcm:11-31978 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:44 -0000 Trade union response to steel pension changes Tata Steel have today announced that it has signed the documentation for a Regulated Apportionment Arrangement with the Trustee of the British Steel Pension Scheme. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/trade-union-response-to-steel-pension-changes/default.aspx tcm:11-31967 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:19:05 -0000 British Airways urged to enter talks or face mounting costs in cabin crew dispute Warning that its members remained as determined as ever, Unite called on the airline to use the money it was spending on ‘wet leasing’ aircraft from airlines such Qatar Airways to solve the dispute. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/ba-urged-to-enter-talks-or-face-mounting-costs-in-cabin-crew-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-31961 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:29:14 -0000 Birmingham bin dispute ‘could continue until Christmas’, warns Unite Unite is balloting its refuse collection members to renew its industrial action mandate which could result in more strikes after the present daily strike action ends on 21 September http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/birmingham-bin-dispute-could-continue-until-christmas-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-31959 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:27:08 -0000 Co-op drivers begin balloting for industrial action over ‘appalling treatment’ of disabled colleagues The disabled drivers have for many years been provided with work they have been able to undertake. However this work is no longer available because of outsourcing or internal reorganisation. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/co-op-drivers-begin-balloting-for-industrial-action-over-appalling-treatment-of-disabled-colleagues/default.aspx tcm:11-31969 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:24:03 -0000 Unite welcomes excellent long-term plumbing pay deal Following lengthy negotiations with employer representatives from the plumbing industry, Unite, the UK’s largest construction union, has secured a three year pay deal for plumbers employed under the JIB plumbing national agreement. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-welcome-excellent-long-term-plumbing-pay-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-31952 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:29:04 -0000 Low paid workers announce 25 more days of strike action at largest health trust in England “We urge Serco to get serious and address the scourge of low pay affecting the workforce who keep our hospitals safe and clean.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/low-paid-workers-announce-25-more-days-of-strike-action-at-largest-health-trust-in-england/default.aspx tcm:11-31946 Wed, 9 Aug 2017 15:07:35 -0000 Shropshire health visiting faces tsunami of cuts, Unite warns Unite regional officer Stuart Baker said: “We are calling on the Shropshire public to make its collective voice heard before the consultation process ends on 8 September, so these proposed cuts are stopped in their tracks." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/shropshire-health-visiting-faces-tsunami-of-cuts-unite-warns/default.aspx tcm:11-31916 Wed, 9 Aug 2017 11:03:24 -0000 Threat of dirty Donny rises as Suez crisis deepens Unite, the UK’s largest union, has warned that Doncaster residents are facing sustained periods without rubbish collections, as a dispute with private contractor Suez over pay and job losses deepens. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/threat-of-dirty-donny-as-suez-crisis-deepens/default.aspx tcm:11-31911 Wed, 9 Aug 2017 09:32:42 -0000 Unite seeks guarantees following Nissan battery plant sale “Unite hopes that it can forge a positive relationship with the new owners of Nissan’s battery operation and ensure the business goes from strength to strength in the coming years.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-seeks-guarantees-following-nissan-battery-plant-sale/default.aspx tcm:11-31903 Tue, 8 Aug 2017 15:43:00 -0000 Sellafield workers prepare for industrial action ballot in pay dispute Unite Sellafield shop stewards have decided to go ahead with the ballot of the union’s 2,000 members at the Cumbria site over the management's imposed 1.5 per cent pay award http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/sellafield-workers-prepare-for-industrial-action-ballot-in-pay-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-31900 Tue, 8 Aug 2017 10:36:36 -0000 Unite calls on Royal Mail to explain ‘complex’ pension proposals Unite officer for the Royal Mail Brian Scott said: “The main message is that the evenly split ballot result demonstrates the complexity of the company’s position." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/royal-mail-to-explain-complex-pension-proposals/default.aspx tcm:11-31898 Tue, 8 Aug 2017 07:55:02 -0000 Unite Scotland joins forces with campaign groups and Fringe workers to launch #FairFringe campaign The #FairFringe campaign aims to improve the wages and working conditions of staff working at the Edinburgh Fringe. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-scotland-joins-forces-to-launch-fair-fringe-campaign/default.aspx tcm:11-31893 Mon, 7 Aug 2017 15:14:57 -0000 Call for ‘strong’ industrial strategy, as Suffolk engineering firm announces closure with loss of 500 jobs Unite assistant general secretary for manufacturing Tony Burke said: “The news from Suffolk reinforces the need for a strong and robust industrial strategy to be activated immediately to secure these highly skilled manufacturing jobs so they remain in the UK rather than move to a low cost country." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/call-for-strong-industrial-strategy-as-suffolk-engineering-firm-announces-closure-with-loss-of-500-jobs/default.aspx tcm:11-31886 Fri, 4 Aug 2017 14:41:27 -0000 Unite calls on British Airways to hammer out a deal to avoid more August strikes Today sees the 58th strike day by mixed fleet cabin crew. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-on-british-airways-to-hammer-out-a-deal-to-avoid-more-august-strikes/default.aspx tcm:11-31883 Thu, 3 Aug 2017 11:52:14 -0000 Unions warn further Teesside protests expected in ‘pay the rate’ dispute Construction unions (Unite and GMB) have warned that further protests are likely in a dispute over companies failing to pay industry rates and employ local workers on the £175 million energy from waste project in Port Clarence, Teesside. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unions-warn-further-teesside-protests-expected-in-pay-the-rate-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-31881 Thu, 3 Aug 2017 10:36:48 -0000 ‘Battle royal’ pledge by Unite over East Midlands hospitals’ merger Unite national officer for health Sarah Carpenter, who is addressing Saturday’s rally, said: “We want the trust, staff and public to highlight the core problem which is underfunding of the NHS." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/battle-royal-pledge-by-unite-over-east-midlands-hospitals-merger/default.aspx tcm:11-31879 Thu, 3 Aug 2017 10:09:41 -0000 Widespread disruption predicted at Eggborough power station as scaffolders announce strikes Unite, the UK’s largest construction union, is warning that widespread disruption is anticipated at Eggborough power station in Goole, if strikes by scaffolders go ahead. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/widespread-disruption-predicted-at-eggborough-power-station-as-scaffolders-announce-strikes/default.aspx tcm:11-31876 Thu, 3 Aug 2017 09:43:48 -0000 Hospital workers, cabin crew and bank workers in ‘hat-trick’ of London protests Striking hospital workers, cabin crew and Bank of England staff will be coming together for a series of protests in London tomorrow (Thursday 3 August) to highlight their fight for better pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hospital-workers-cabin-crew-and-bank-workers-in-hat-trick-of-london-protests/default.aspx tcm:11-31873 Wed, 2 Aug 2017 14:08:24 -0000 Argos customers face disruption, as workers gear up to strike in redundancy payments row The four sites at Basildon, Bridgwater, Castleford and Heywood , covered by the employer/union national forum, will be joined on strike by workers at the Barton Business Park, Burton-on-Trent - the three week strike starts on 15 August. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/argos-customers-face-disruption/default.aspx tcm:11-31869 Wed, 2 Aug 2017 11:20:01 -0000 Striking workers from Barts to stage protest outside Serco investors meeting Unite regional officer Ruth Hydon: “We hope Serco’s investors will urge the company to resolve this dispute across four London hospitals." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/striking-workers-from-barts-stage-protest-outside-serco-investors-meeting/default.aspx tcm:11-31871 Wed, 2 Aug 2017 09:37:16 -0000 Alliance Healthcare workers strike over £35,000 pension loss “The derisory £200 one-off payment to settle the dispute was overwhelmingly rejected. However, Unite remains committed to resolving this dispute, if the company removes these barriers and engages in meaningful negotiations which address our legitimate demands.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/alliance-healthcare-workers-strike-over-35000-pension-loss/default.aspx tcm:11-31866 Tue, 1 Aug 2017 16:43:01 -0000 Tata must ‘power ahead’ with Port Talbot investment after Hartlepool pipe mill sale The announcement, which ends months of uncertainty for workers, also sees a commitment from Tata Steel to strengthen the 20-inch mill by investing £1 million to increase its capability to make high-strength tubes. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/tata-must-power-ahead-with-port-talbot-investment-after-hartlepool-pipe-mill-sale/default.aspx tcm:11-31863 Tue, 1 Aug 2017 10:59:31 -0000 Bank of England staff start pay strike The union has called on the governor of the bank, Mark Carney to personally intervene to settle this long-running dispute for the sake of the stability of the bank and the interests of its committed workforce. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bank-of-england-staff-start-pay-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-31859 Tue, 1 Aug 2017 08:00:29 -0000 Unite secures landmark holiday pay legal ruling and warns employers ‘get your house in order’ Today’s ruling is of major significance to workers nationally, many of whom receive payments for voluntary duties while working, but do not receive those payments when they take holiday. It sets a legal binding precedent which employment tribunals across the UK are obliged to follow. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-secures-landmark-holiday-pay-legal-ruling-and-warns-employers-get-your-house-in-order/default.aspx tcm:11-31857 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Expansion plans for mental health services risk being ‘pie in the sky’, warns Unite “Hunt's prescription for improving the situation does not go anywhere near far enough." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/expansion-plans-for-mental-health-services-risk-being-pie-in-the-sky-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-31854 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 12:21:31 -0000 Huge rise in construction bogus self-employment demonstrates urgent need for radical employment reforms Unite, the UK’s largest construction union, is calling for root and branch reforms of employment rights after new figures demonstrated bogus self-employment in construction is out of control. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/huge-rise-in-bogus-self-employment-demonstrates-urgent-need-for-radical-employment-reforms/default.aspx tcm:11-31845 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:34:49 -0000 Talks on cards in Birmingham bin dispute Unite assistant general secretary Howard Beckett said: “We are making every effort to resolve this dispute and, hopefully, we can hold talks with the city council, otherwise the industrial action already planned to run up to September will escalate." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/talks-on-cards-in-birmingham-bin-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-31831 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:16:12 -0000 Lessons must be learned from Crossrail tragedy Unite, the UK’s largest construction union, is calling on major contractors to urgently learn the lessons from the death of Rene Tkacik on the Crossrail project. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/lessons-must-be-learned-from-crossrail-tragedy/default.aspx tcm:11-31829 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:05:06 -0000 Unite welcomes police ‘corporate manslaughter’ probe into Grenfell fire Unite assistant general secretary Howard Beckett said: “Clearly people have to be held accountable if their decisions have caused deaths and, more so, if those decisions were made with the knowledge of the very real risks to lives." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-welcomes-police-corporate-manslaughter-probe-into-grenfell-fire/default.aspx tcm:11-31824 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:12:05 -0000 Colossal profits confirm BA can easily afford to end obscenity of cabin crew poverty The country's national carrier, British Airways, can easily afford to resolve its long-running pay dispute with its poverty pay mixed fleet cabin crew workforce, according to Unite. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/colossal-profits-confirm-ba-can-easily-afford-to-end-obscenity-of-cabin-crew-poverty2/default.aspx tcm:11-31822 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:27:44 -0000 Bank of England strike - photo call - amended date Staff at the Bank of England will start a three day strike on Tuesday 1 August 2017. The strikers will be holding a demonstration outside the bank’s London office at 10am on Tuesday (1 August) to mark the start of the strike over pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bank-of-england-strike-commences---photo-call-amended-date/default.aspx tcm:11-31827 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:09:27 -0000 Report shows Unite Community success in overturning Newcastle benefit sanctions A new report has revealed the staggering success of Unite community members in overturning wrongly implemented benefits sanctions in Newcastle and the north east. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/report-shows-unite-community-success-in-overturning-newcastle-benefit-sanctions/default.aspx tcm:11-31813 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:28:22 -0000 Unite: Brexit effect is biting, support our auto industry union urges The figures released today (Thursday 27 July) by the Society of Motor Manufacturing and Trading, which show declines in both production and investment in the UK's automotive sector ought to be ringing alarm bells across government, Unite, the country's biggest manufacturing union has warned. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-brexit-is-biting-support-our-auto-industry-union-urges/default.aspx tcm:11-31811 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:10:18 -0000 Doncaster in dirty streets warning after refuse company announces seismic redundancies Unite, the UK’s largest union, is warning that Doncaster residents face the prospect of dirty streets, an increase in litter and fly tipping after refuse contractor Suez (1) announced huge cuts to its workforce. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/doncaster-in-dirty-streets-warning-after-refuse-company-announces-seismic-redundancies/default.aspx tcm:11-31802 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:25:58 -0000 GDP growth slows in further sign of shaky economy Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: "Conservative claims to be the party of economic competency are laughable now. Their credibility is truly in tatters." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/gdp-growth-slows-in-further-sign-of-shaky-economy/default.aspx tcm:11-31800 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:32:49 -0000 Bank of England strike - photo call advance notice Protestors will be wearing masks of Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England and holding placards and flags – ‘Bank of England staff want fair pay’. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bank-of-england-strike---photo-call-advance-notice/default.aspx tcm:11-31806 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:53:00 -0000 National debate called for by Unite on 2040 ban on petrol and diesel cars and diesel scrappage scheme Unite assistant general secretary for manufacturing Tony Burke said: “Today’s announcement has wide ranging implications for the UK economy and future employment prospects for hundreds of thousands of skilled workers." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/national-debate-called-for-by-unite-on-2040-ban-on-petrol-and-diesel-cars/default.aspx tcm:11-31798 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:16:47 -0000 Unite celebrates court victory as historic win for working people "This is an historic victory. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Conservative government was wrong to deny working people access to employment justice." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-celebrates-court-victory-as-historic-win-for-working-people/default.aspx tcm:11-31796 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:33:17 -0000 Unite and pladis in UK set ‘gold standard’ for apprenticeship training Unite and pladis, the global biscuit and confectionery company behind the iconic McVitie’s brand, are pleased to announce the signing of an Engineering Apprenticeship Agreement in the UK. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-and-pladis-in-uk-set-gold-standard-for-apprenticeship-training/default.aspx tcm:11-31794 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:14:01 -0000 Unite warns HTC crane firm of raising industrial tensions in crane dispute Unite, UK’s largest construction union, has warned that the management of HTC Wolffkran is unnecessarily increasing industrial tensions, after the company issued a press release which distorted the information concerning the ongoing pay dispute. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/unite-warns-htc-crane-firm-of-raising-industrial-tensions-in-crane-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-31791 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:13:40 -0000 Unite hails world class car workers as BMW pledges new electric Mini to UK Britain’s largest union, Unite hailed the skills and efficiency of BMW’s UK workforce as the car maker today (Tuesday) announced that the next generation electric Mini will be built in the UK - at Cowley, Oxfordshire. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-hails-world-class-car-workers-as-bmw-pledges-new-electric-mini-to-uk/default.aspx tcm:11-31789 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:57:41 -0000 ‘Perfect storm’ buffets NHS recruitment, says Unite Unite national officer for health Sarah Carpenter said: "“The three main factors that need to be urgently addressed by Jeremy Hunt are the harsh pay austerity regime; the impact of Brexit on the 55,000 EU nationals working for the NHS; and the obsession with constant reorganisation." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/perfect-storm-buffets-nhs-recruitment-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-31771 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:18:39 -0000 Unite serves notice of official strike action at Chivas Kilmalid The UK’s largest union has accused whisky makers at Chivas Kilmalid in Dumbarton of ignoring the voice of its workforce as it announced a day’s strike action on 7 August http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-serves-notice-of-official-strike-action-at-chivas-kilmalid/default.aspx tcm:11-31760 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:53:46 -0000 Low paid workers begin a two week strike across four London hospitals Pressure is growing on the private contractor Serco as hundreds of low paid workers at Barts Health NHS Trust prepare for a two week strike from tomorrow in their continuing fight against low pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/low-paid-workers-begin-a-two-week-strike-across-four-london-hospitals/default.aspx tcm:11-31755 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:26:43 -0000