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 UK membership of Euratom post-Brexit is ‘a must’, says Unite Unite’s policy is that the UK remains a full member of Euratom, which controls the movement of nuclear materials across the EU http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/uk-membership-of-euratom-post-brexit-is-a-must/default.aspx tcm:11-33119 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:15:29 -0000 10th anniversary of educational programme that has helped more than 7,000 migrant workers The programme, developed and run by Unite will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the TUC’s headquarters in London on Saturday http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/10th-anniversary-of-educational-programme-that-has-helped-more-than-7000-migrant-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-33123 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Dust mask workers in Newton Aycliffe vote for strike action Members of Unite, the UK’s largest union, employed by dust mask and respirator maker 3M, based in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham have voted for strike action in a dispute over pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/dust-mask-workers-in-newton-aycliffe-vote-for-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-33121 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:36:45 -0000 Corporate spying revelations raise fresh blacklisting questions “Blacklisted victims still have huge questions about how and why they were blacklisted and they deserve answers. These latest revelations raise further issues which need to be answered.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/corporate-spying-revelations-raise-fresh-blacklisting-questions/default.aspx tcm:11-33113 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:35:34 -0000 Work isn’t paying leaving millions facing painful choices this Christmas, warns Unite Unite warned that increasing numbers of people would be forced to choose between heating or eating this Christmas. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/work-isnt-paying-leaving-millions-facing-painful-choices-this-christmas-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-33111 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:01:36 -0000 Arriva North West bus workers hail victory in pay dispute The workers voted overwhelmingly to accept the two year pay deal and strike action in the run-up to Christmas has now been called off http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/arriva-north-west-bus-workers-hail-victory-in-pay-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33109 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:43:38 -0000 Firm ordered to pay over £420,000 for unlawful attempts to ‘induce’ workers to give up rights Howard Beckett said: “This employment appeal tribunal ruling sends a strong message to bosses who attempt to bust unions and undermine collective bargaining for pay and terms and conditions." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/firm-ordered-to-pay-compensation-for-attempts-to-induce-workers-to-give-up-rights/default.aspx tcm:11-33104 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:39:50 -0000 Blackpool aerospace workers will kick-start the new year with Unite Skilled manufacturing workers have overwhelmingly voted in favour of having Unite the union represent their interests at Magellan Aerospace in Blackpool. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/blackpool-aerospace-workers-will-kick-start-the-new-year-with-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-33106 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:18:16 -0000 Constructive talks over proposed rent rises for New Forest workers, says Unite Unite regional officer Richard White said: “We have met with the Forestry Commission again today and have had some constructive discussions." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/constructive-talks-over-proposed-rent-rises-for-new-forest-workers-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-33084 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Unite heads across the Atlantic to save Bombardier jobs ahead of tariff decision Unite is leaving no stone unturned in its bid to safeguard Bombardier jobs in Northern Ireland and the wider supply chain. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-heads-across-the-atlantic-to-save-bombardier-jobs-ahead-of-tariff-decision/default.aspx tcm:11-33087 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:36:28 -0000 Unions table ‘pay justice’ claim for local government craftworkers Trade unions Unite and GMB have tabled a pay claim on behalf of local government craftworkers, which is seeking a downpayment on ‘pay justice’ for members. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unions-table-pay-justice-claim-for-local-government-craftworkers/default.aspx tcm:11-33077 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:59:36 -0000 Christmas saved for Newton Aycliffe 3M workers but strike threat remains Unite, the UK’s largest union, has welcomed the decision of the management at the 3M factory in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, to reverse their previous pronouncement and allow workers to enjoy a Christmas holiday. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/christmas-saved-for-newtown-aycliffe-3m-workers-but-strike-threat-remains/default.aspx tcm:11-33067 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:28:59 -0000 Sports Direct employment agencies top minimum wage name and shame list thanks to Unite Government figures naming and shaming 260 employers who have dodged paying 16,000 workers minimum wage rates are the ‘tip of the iceberg’ and show it pays to be a member of Unite. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/sports-direct-employment-agencies-top-minimum-wage-name-and-shame-list-thanks-to-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-33063 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:01:32 -0000 Unite vows to fight for jobs as General Electric unveils job cut plans General Electric is in danger of cutting too far, too fast and leaving itself ill equipped to meet the challenges of the changing power generation market. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-vows-to-fight-for-jobs-as-general-electric-unveils-job-cut-plans/default.aspx tcm:11-33058 Thu, 7 Dec 2017 14:39:56 -0000 Local government workers in Christmas pay pinch Grinch protest Unite national officer Jim Kennedy said: “Over the last seven years local government workers have seen their pay plummet in real terms by as much as 21 per cent thanks to the government’s pay pinch Grinch. It’s time Philip Hammond showed some Christmas spirit by committing extra funds to austerity ravaged councils to protect services and give local government workers the pay rise they need." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/local-government-workers-in-christmas-pay-pinch-grinch-protest/default.aspx tcm:11-33055 Thu, 7 Dec 2017 11:58:09 -0000 Candlelight vigil to remember Liverpool hospital worker A candlelight vigil will be held at St George’s Hall to remember a Liverpool hospital worker employed by ISS who tragically died this time last year, and to continue the growing campaign for a humane sick pay scheme for hundreds of Liverpool hospital workers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/vigil-to-remember-liverpool-hospital-worker/default.aspx tcm:11-33052 Thu, 7 Dec 2017 10:43:30 -0000 ‘Salt in the wounds’ for low paid workers as ESS wins new MoD contract Unite regional officer Bob Middleton said: “The MoD should hang its head in shame by giving a new contract to ESS, as some of its employees are now suffering financial hardship after having their working weeks axed without consultation." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/salt-in-the-wounds-for-low-paid-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-33046 Thu, 7 Dec 2017 09:15:29 -0000 Staff shock as Legal and General announces sale of savings arm Staff at the Legal and General office have expressed deep shock at the news reported in the media today which may result in over 500 job losses in Hove. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/staff-shock-as-legal-and-general-announces-sale-of-savings-arm/default.aspx tcm:11-33040 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 12:48:58 -0000 Kingsmill bakery pay dispute settled Unite announced today that about 130 drivers, maintenance staff and security personnel at the Birmingham Road site had agreed a new pay package http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/kingsmill-bakery/default.aspx tcm:11-33036 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 10:01:44 -0000 Talks sought on jobs as Hull biofuel firm ceases production Vivergo has expressed concern about uncertainty over the transport department’s renewable transport fuels obligation and the future of the E10 ‘green’ fuel made from organic material which is designed to cut carbon emissions http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/talks-sought-on-jobs-as-hull-biofuel-firm-ceases-production/default.aspx tcm:11-33030 Tue, 5 Dec 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Council pay offer to be considered by local government unions The offer covers the two years from 1 April 2018. It would mean a two per cent wage rise next April for the majority of council and school support staff currently earning more than £19,430, and a further two per cent in April 2019. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/council-pay-offer-to-be-considered-by-local-government-unions/default.aspx tcm:11-33028 Tue, 5 Dec 2017 15:34:55 -0000 Hackney schools face ‘dirty loos’ in cleaners’ holiday pay row Unite regional officer Onay Kasab said: “What we have here is outrageous salami-slicing by OCS of pay and employment conditions of an already lowly-paid group of workers." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hackney-schools-face-dirty-loos-in-cleaners-holiday-pay-row/default.aspx tcm:11-33026 Tue, 5 Dec 2017 13:12:14 -0000 Unite to lobby Parliament as part of blacklisting day of action Members of Unite working in the construction industry will be lobbying Parliament on Wednesday 6 December as part of a nationwide day of action, in the ongoing campaign for justice for blacklisted workers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-to-lobby-parliament-as-part-of-blacklisting-day-of-action/default.aspx tcm:11-33024 Tue, 5 Dec 2017 10:45:40 -0000 Unite seeks legal ‘knockout’ blow to bogus self-employment and bad bosses A bogus self-employment case supported by Britain’s largest union, Unite, which could set a legally binding precedent for tribunals across the UK, gets underway today (Tuesday 5 December) at the employment appeal tribunal in London. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-seeks-legal-knockout-blow-to-bogus-self-employment-and-bad-bosses/default.aspx tcm:11-33022 Tue, 5 Dec 2017 10:32:02 -0000 New Forest workers face losing their homes in rent row, says Unite About 25 workers, who earn about £21,000-a-year, will be hit if the commission increases the rents by 40 per cent in January 2018 and by the same amount in January 201 http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/new-forest-workers-face-losing-their-homes/default.aspx tcm:11-33018 Mon, 4 Dec 2017 12:38:36 -0000 New report on economic and jobs’ benefits of the nuclear industry welcomed by Unite The study by Oxford Economics revealed that the UK’s civil nuclear sector contributed £6.4 billion to the UK economy last year and its 65,000 employees are one of the most productive workforces in the country http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/new-report-on-economic-and-jobs-benefits-of-the-nuclear-industry-welcomed-by-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-33011 Mon, 4 Dec 2017 11:22:02 -0000 Unions prepare to step up campaign to end north Wales construction exploitation Unions Unite and GMB announced today (Monday 4 December) that they are stepping up their campaign to end the exploitation of construction workers on a major project in north Wales. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unions-prepare-to-campaign-to-end-north-wales-construction-exploitation/default.aspx tcm:11-33009 Mon, 4 Dec 2017 10:29:01 -0000 Unite to bring leading blacklisters to court Unite, the UK’s construction union, has issued high court proceedings to bring the ‘controlling minds’ behind the systematic blacklisting of workers to justice and force them to give evidence in court for the first time. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-to-bring-leading-blacklisters-to-court/default.aspx tcm:11-33005 Mon, 4 Dec 2017 00:01:29 -0000 RBS decimates bank branch network and betrays local communities Unite accused the taxpayer backed bank of decimating its branch network and betraying communities, following the bank’s announcement to cut a quarter of its branches. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/rbs-decimates-bank-branch-network-and-betrays-local-communities/default.aspx tcm:11-33002 Fri, 1 Dec 2017 05:50:50 -0000 Hammond's budget has not solved the cash crisis facing the NHS - Unite on NHS finances as winter looms Unite head of health Sarah Carpenter said: “It is clear that NHS England is grappling with some very tough decisions on services and patient care following the woefully inadequate extra cash for the NHS that Philip Hammond outlined in the budget." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hammonds-budget-has-not-solved-the-cash-crisis-facing-the-nhs---unite-on-nhs-finances-as-winter-looms/default.aspx tcm:11-33000 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:11:54 -0000 ‘Swingeing’ bus cuts in Kent will hit the elderly and disabled, warns Unite The cuts will mean axing 74 contracts affecting services used by pensioners, the disabled and their carers, and low paid workers without cars, as well as school children - total of 1.6 million journeys a year are made on the threatened routes http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/swingeing-bus-cuts-in-kent-will-hit-the-elderly-and-disabled-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-32998 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:20:05 -0000 Christmas cancelled for thousands of families claiming Universal Credit Unite is calling on the government to stop and fix Universal Credit before even more families will be forced to use food banks and struggle to heat their homes this Christmas. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/christmas-cancelled-for-thousands-of-families-claiming-universal-credit/default.aspx tcm:11-32994 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:13:54 -0000 Premier Inn owners guilty of ‘wage theft’ survey reveals Two out of three workers at Premier Inn, the UK’s biggest budget hotel chain, are regularly missing out on their rest breaks and not getting paid what they are owed, a snap poll by Unite has revealed. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/premier-inn-owners-guilty-of-wage-theft-survey-reveals/default.aspx tcm:11-32991 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:37:26 -0000 Unite challenges construction industry to spell out training plans In the midst of a widening skills crisis the construction industry must spell out how it will train more British workers to avoid a calamitous Brexit for the sector Unite, the UK’s construction union, said today. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-challenges-construction-industry-to-spell-out-training-plans/default.aspx tcm:11-32988 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:48:33 -0000 Unite negotiates ‘winter warmer’ for Thomas Cook cabin crew Unite has negotiated a two-year inflation linked pay deal for over 2000 cabin crew at Thomas Cook Airlines. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-negotiates-winter-warmer-for-thomas-cook-cabin-crew/default.aspx tcm:11-32984 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:22:26 -0000 Unite accuses print firm of ‘going into hiding’ over unpaid wages “The managing director of Henry Stone Printers claimed that Stones Ashford would go into administration yesterday and we were led to believe that workers would be paid. This appears to not have happened and despite repeated attempts to seek clarification none has been forthcoming from bosses." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-accuses-print-firm-of-going-into-hiding-over-unpaid-wages/default.aspx tcm:11-32979 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Lloyds Banking Group announce closure of 49 branches Unite announced that Lloyds Banking Group has today informed staff that they will be closing another 49 branches of the Halifax, Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bank, resulting in 99 job losses. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/lloyds-banking-group-announce-closure-of-49-branches/default.aspx tcm:11-32981 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:13:55 -0000 Unite and trade body ADS in joint Brexit certainty call “A just settlement of the Brexit negotiations must maintain vital cross-border partnerships and trade while protecting urgent investment decisions to create and sustain high quality jobs." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-and-trade-body-ads-in-joint-brexit-certainty-call/default.aspx tcm:11-32977 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:19:46 -0000 Medway hospital operations face cancellation, if theatre staff vote to strike over recruitment crisis Theatre staff have warned the bosses at the Medway NHS Foundation Trust for more than a year about the threat to patient safety, as the Kent hospital faces a ‘recruitment and retention’ crisis in the operating theatres http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/medway-hospital-operations-face-cancellation-if-theatre-staff-vote-to-strike-over-recruitment-crisis/default.aspx tcm:11-32975 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:34:55 -0000 Labour MPs join Unite’s call for Tories to fix Universal Credit before thousands of families face Christmas misery Christmas will be cancelled for thousands of families claiming the government’s new all-in-one benefit Universal Credit as they’re forced to use food banks and struggle to heat their homes or even face eviction because of the long wait for money to come through. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/labour-mps-join-unites-call-for-tories-to-fix-universal-credit-before-thousands-of-families-face-christmas-misery/default.aspx tcm:11-32971 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:06:58 -0000 Knowsley housing workers begin strike action over below inflation pay offers Housing maintenance workers in Knowsley, Merseyside will start a series of strikes over pay this Friday (1 December), Unite, Britain’s largest union, has confirmed. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/knowsley-housing-workers-begin-strike-action-over-below-inflation-pay-offers/default.aspx tcm:11-32969 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:50:33 -0000 Unite signs deal to represent workers at aerospace manufacturer in Macclesfield “The union will be negotiating pay, hours and holidays going forward but in a world where technology is rapidly changing Unite will also be on hand to represent workers when it comes to training and skills' development.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-signs-deal-to-represent-workers-at-aerospace-manufacturer-in-macclesfield/default.aspx tcm:11-32966 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:58:13 -0000 Unite statement on Kingsmill bakery ballot result Further talks on cards after overwhelming vote for strike action over pay by drivers and maintenance staff at West Bromwich site http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-statement-on-kingsmill-bakery-ballot-result/default.aspx tcm:11-32963 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:48:19 -0000 Unite to warn MPs that UK defence risks being subject to ‘whim’ of foreign powers Britain’s largest union, Unite will urge the government to protect the UK’s defence capability by backing Britain’s defence workers when it gives evidence to the House of Commons defence select committee today (Tuesday 28 November). http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-to-warn-mps-that-uk-defence-risks-being-subject-to-whim-of-foreign-powers/default.aspx tcm:11-32951 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:01:46 -0000 Unite slams Arriva North West for spreading ‘false news’ to turn the public against striking bus workers Unite slams Arriva North West for spreading ‘false news’ to turn the public against striking bus workers http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-slams-arriva-north-west-for-spreading-false-news-to-turn-the-public-against-striking-bus-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-32960 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:04:22 -0000 Industrial strategy will not equip workers and industry for twin challenges, Brexit and automation The government’s long-awaited industrial strategy – published today (Monday 27 November) – will fail to equip the UK for the many challenges the economy faces, including the major ones presented by Brexit and automation. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/industrial-strategy-will-not-equip-workers-and-industry-for-twin-challenges-brexit-and-automation/default.aspx tcm:11-32949 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:13:21 -0000 Unilever should focus on jobs and quality products, say unions The background to this union call is that Unilever, after successfully resisting a takeover bid by Kraft Heinz, implemented a strategic review with the intention to increase profits by 20 per cent by 2020. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unilever-should-focus-on-jobs-and-quality-products-say-unions/default.aspx tcm:11-32947 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:19:11 -0000 Unite hails a 'victory for common sense' as Birmingham bin dispute ends Describing the deal as a ‘victory for common sense’, Unite said the deal hammered out at Acas with Birmingham city council would see the grade three role retained, albeit it with a change of job title and added responsibilities such as data collection for refuse compliance. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-hails-a-victory-for-common-sense-as-birmingham-bin-dispute-ends/default.aspx tcm:11-32931 Sat, 25 Nov 2017 12:00:29 -0000 Brexit conference to look at jobs impact in east Midlands The one-day conference, hosted by Toyota at its Burnaston factory near Derby, comes amid warnings from Unite and businesses over the continued uncertainty surrounding the UK’s future trading relationship with Europe. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/brexit-conference-to-look-at-jobs-impact-in-east-midlands/default.aspx tcm:11-32939 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:59:26 -0000 Unite vows to secure ‘pay justice’ for printers at troubled Ashford firm Commenting regional officer Phil Silkstone said: “Loyal workers at Stones Ashford face an uncertain Christmas thanks to the contemptible behaviour of the parent company Henry Stone Printers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-vows-to-secure-pay-justice-for-printers/default.aspx tcm:11-32937 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:32:11 -0000