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 Ineos taken to the High Court over Grangemouth ‘cover up’ concerns Britain’s largest union, Unite challenged Ineos and its public relations agencies to show they had no intention of a ‘cover up’ or of ‘holding the law in contempt’, as it announced it had started High Court action over their continued refusal to release emails and data under the Data Protection Act. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/ineos-taken-to-the-high-court-over-grangemouth-cover-up-concerns/default.aspx tcm:11-16374 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:22:19 -0000 Tribunal action starts over sacked Grangemouth convenor Britain’s largest union, Unite today (Wednesday 12 February) announced that it had started employment tribunal proceedings on behalf of the sacked Ineos convenor Mark Lyon. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/tribunal-action-starts-over-sacked-grangemouth-convenor/default.aspx tcm:11-16141 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:10:23 -0000 Ineos accused of ‘rank hypocrisy’ over Grangemouth convenor sacking in a ‘mockery’ of justice Britain’s largest union, Unite has launched legal action over the sacking of its vice-chair and Grangemouth convenor Mark Lyon, accusing Ineos of ‘hypocrisy’ and making a ‘mockery’ of justice. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/ineos-accused-of-rank-hypocrisy-over-grangemouth-convenor-sacking-in-a-mockery-of-justice/default.aspx tcm:11-15940 Tue, 4 Feb 2014 16:49:18 -0000 Unite victory as Ineos drops defamation claim Unite has today welcomed the news that Grangemouth petro-chemical refinery owners Ineos have discontinued their wrongful defamation claim against the union, and urged the company to focus now on improving industrial relations at the plant. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-victory-as-ineos-drops-defamation-claim/default.aspx tcm:11-15864 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:53:48 -0000 Cameron told to apologise for Grangemouth smears The call follows yesterday’s news that Police Scotland had found ‘no evidence of any criminality’ in a cache of emails held on the work computer of Stevie Deans http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/cameron-told-to-apologise-for-grangemouth-smears/default.aspx tcm:11-15625 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:23:46 -0000 Unite vindicated as Police Scotland finds ‘no evidence of any criminality’ in email cache Unite has been vindicated in consistently saying that no wrongdoing or criminality has taken place and welcomes Police Scotland’s conclusion http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-vindicated-as-police-scotland-finds-no-evidence-of-any-criminality-in-email-cache/default.aspx tcm:11-15576 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:49:18 -0000 Unite warns of Grangemouth skills crisis as brutal cuts confirmed Britain’s largest union, Unite warned of a ‘skills crisis’ as Ineos confirmed brutal cuts to pay, pensions and terms and conditions in a series of meetings this morning (Wednesday 4 December) with the Grangemouth workforce. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-of-grangemouth-skills-crisis-as-brutal-cuts-confirmed/default.aspx tcm:11-14963 Wed, 4 Dec 2013 16:07:06 -0000 Unite: Government 'review' of unions no more than a Tory election stunt Unite has dismissed the announcement this evening (Saturday, November 16) that the government is to look into union conduct during disputes, with Grangemouth as a focus, as little other than a pre-election stunt that will find no trade union willing to offer it the legitimacy the government seeks. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-government-review-of-unions-no-more-than-a-tory-election-stunt/default.aspx tcm:11-14583 Sat, 16 Nov 2013 17:15:29 -0000 Unite and Falkirk CLP A Unite the union statement on Falkirk CLP http://www.unitetheunion.org/campaigning/unitepolitics/unitepoliticsblog/unite-ahd-falkirk-clp/default.aspx tcm:11-14389 Tue, 5 Nov 2013 17:15:29 -0000 Unite reaction to Labour Party statement on Falkirk Statement reacting to the clarification tonight by the Labour Party of the status of statements given by the Kane family in connection with the party's Falkirk inquiry http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-reaction-to-labour-party-statement-on-falkirk/default.aspx tcm:11-14358 Mon, 4 Nov 2013 21:11:47 -0000 Statement by Unite the union on the report today by the Sunday Times Despite responding to a list of questions by the Sunday Times, not a word was carried in the paper today. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/statement-by-unite-the-union-on-the-report-today-by-the-sunday-times/default.aspx tcm:11-14326 Sun, 3 Nov 2013 13:35:12 -0000 Cameron challenged to repeat comments on Unite activist outside Commons Unite threw down the gauntlet to the prime minister as he continued to rail against Unite and Stevie Deans. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/cameron-challenged-to-repeat-comments-on-unite-activist-outside-commons/default.aspx tcm:11-14318 Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:26:33 -0000 PM should apologise for disgraceful smear of union official Unite's Len McCluskey has denounced comments made by David Cameron in today’s PMQs as a naked attempt to gain political advantage from the recent, troubling developments at Grangemouth. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/pm-should-apologise-for-disgraceful-smear-of-union-official/default.aspx tcm:11-14294 Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:57:04 -0000 Grangemouth shows the inequality of the fight that unions face now External link - Unite general secretary Len McCluskey writes in The Guardian, "Unite's priority is standing up for its members in the face of onslaught by powerful companies. Labour should take note". http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/manufacturing/manufacturingnews/grangemouth-shows-the-inequality-of-the-fight-that-unions-face-now/default.aspx tcm:11-14286 Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:58:12 -0000 Unite statement on Stephen Deans Unite can confirm that Stevie Deans has resigned as an INEOS employee. He has worked at INEOS for 25 years, and has worked tirelessly with management to help secure the future of the Grangemouth plant, and maintain positive working relationships, on numerous occasions. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-statement-on-stephen-deans/default.aspx tcm:11-14257 Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:15:29 -0000 Unite: Grangemouth now has a fighting chance "Grangemouth is the powerhouse of the Scottish economy - it now has a fighting chance of upholding this crucial role into the future. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-grangemouth-now-has-a-fighting-chance/default.aspx tcm:11-14201 Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:36:17 -0000 Grangemouth petrochemical plant closure is ‘catastrophic’ says Unite Unite and our members at Grangemouth are devastated by the announcement this morning of the closure of the petrochemical plant. It has confirmed our fears that this was the intention of Ineos all along. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/grangemouth-petrochemical-plant-closure-is-catastrophic-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-14164 Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:18:03 -0000 Child labour PR specialists help Ineos swindle Scottish workers Ineos, the company that has forced Scotland's biggest industrial site into extreme shutdown and announced plans to cut the wages, jobs and pensions of all its workers, is using a public relations firm specialising in protecting companies hit by child labour accusations. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/child-labour-pr-specialists-help-ineos-swindle-scottish-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-14132 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:50:22 -0000 Unite supports Scottish government's search for potential buyers for Grangemouth With news that the Scottish government is in discussions with potential buyers for Grangemouth, Unite has committed to support the first minister in whatever way it can to ensure a secure future for Grangemouth http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-supports-scottish-governments-search-for-potential-buyers-for-grangemouth/default.aspx tcm:11-14130 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:58:34 -0000 Two in three reject Ineos’ ‘cynical blackmail’ as Unite warns Scotland will be watching The people of Scotland will be watching tomorrow and expecting you to ‘fire up Grangemouth’ was the message from Unite to Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos shareholders, as two in three Unite members at Grangemouth rejected the company’s ‘sign or be sacked’ ultimatum. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/two-in-three-reject-ineos-cynical-blackmail-as-unite-warns-scotland-will-be-watching/default.aspx tcm:11-14117 Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:15:29 -0000 Ineos' global workforce stand side by side with Grangemouth workers Thirteen trade unions from across the world representing 15,000 Ineos workers are standing side by side to demand that CEO Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos management end the attacks on its Scottish workforce. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/ineos-global-workforce-stand-side-by-side-with-grangemouth-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-14115 Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:05:36 -0000 Ineos risk destroying Scottish jobs as Grangemouth supporters rally Rally: Noon, Sunday October 20th, Gate 4, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/ineos-risk-destroying-scottish-jobs-as-grangemouth-supporters-rally/default.aspx tcm:11-14046 Sat, 19 Oct 2013 11:23:41 -0000 Unite to Ineos: Lift your threats to the Grangemouth workers so plant can restart Unite calls calls again on Ineos to return to Acas talks http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-to-ineos-lift-your-threats-to-the-grangemouth-workers-so-plant-can-restart/default.aspx tcm:11-14025 Fri, 18 Oct 2013 11:35:49 -0000 Call for Revenue and Customs probe into Ineos’ ‘obfuscating’ tax affairs The formal request follows questions about apparent accounting contradictions in Ineos’ ‘Chemical’ accounts which simultaneously paint both a gloomy and upbeat assessment of the company's finances and future profitability. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/call-for-revenue-and-customs-probe-into-ineos-obfuscating-tax-affairs/default.aspx tcm:11-14020 Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:45:01 -0000 Unite accuses Ineos of ‘cynical blackmail’ and threatens legal action Unite urges workers not to give into Ineos' 'menacing' tactics and the 'sign or be sacked' ultimatum to slash jobs, pay and pensions http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-accuses-ineos-of-cynical-blackmail-and-threatens-legal-action/default.aspx tcm:11-14003 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:20:19 -0000 Secretive finances and a retreat to tax havens: Can Ineos be trusted? Ineos, the company accused of holding Scotland to ransom, must now answer questions over its corporation tax arrangements after an analysis could not find any evidence that the group has paid tax in the UK since 2008 http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/secretive-finances-and-a-retreat-to-tax-havens-can-ineos-be-trusted/default.aspx tcm:11-13991 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:00:29 -0000 Experts 'blow hole' in Ineos' claims over finances Unite, accused Ineos of using 'fancy accounting manoeuvres' and expressed fury over the company’s demands at Acas talks to collude in what it believes is an inaccurate financial representation of the Grangemouth site aimed at slashing jobs, pay, pensions and skills. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/experts-blow-hole-in-ineos-claims-over-finances/default.aspx tcm:11-13981 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:50:19 -0000 Unite accuses Ineos of economic vandalism The union is calling on the Scottish and Westminster governments to intervene and demand that Ineos gets Grangemouth up and running immediately. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-accuses-ineos-of-economic-vandalism/default.aspx tcm:11-13960 Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:01:26 -0000 INEOS team walk from talks - Unite calls off strike to protect national asset from owner's 'scandalous behaviour' Comment from Unite Scottish Secretary Pat Rafferty http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/ineos-team-walk-from-talks---unite-calls-off-strike-to-protect-national-asset-from-owners-scandalous-behaviour/default.aspx tcm:11-13920 Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:48:01 -0000 Unite response to Ineos statement Only hours before we re-enter crucial Acas talks, it is with great anger that we feel the need to counter blatant lies publicised by Ineos this morning http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-response-to-ineos-statement/default.aspx tcm:11-13910 Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:33:15 -0000 Unite update on ACAS talks with Ineos Comment on today's talks at the conciliation service with Ineos, by Pat Rafferty Unite Scottish secretary http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-update-on-acas-talks-with-ineos/default.aspx tcm:11-13904 Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:41:44 -0000 Unite to meet with Ineos at ACAS for Grangemouth talks The country's largest union, Unite will be meeting with Ineos at the conciliation service ACAS tomorrow (Monday 14 October) in a bid to avert a forty eight hour strike at Grangemouth. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-to-meet-with-ineos-at-acas-for-grangemouth-talks/default.aspx tcm:11-13861 Sun, 13 Oct 2013 23:56:10 -0000 Unite update on dispute with INEOS, Grangemouth Unite remains convinced that a matter of this importance requires mediation, which is why we again say to Ineos meet us at Acas's offices tomorrow. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-update-on-dispute-with-ineos-grangemouth/default.aspx tcm:11-13859 Sat, 12 Oct 2013 20:04:29 -0000 Unite calls on Ineos to drop 'cannonball diplomacy' "For the third time, we urge you to meet us at Acas" http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-on-ineos-to-drop-cannonball-diplomacy/default.aspx tcm:11-13857 Sat, 12 Oct 2013 15:29:40 -0000 Unite serves notice of strike action to Ineos Unite received an overwhelming mandate for strike action from the workforce http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-serves-notice-of-strike-action-to-ineos/default.aspx tcm:11-13844 Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:26:09 -0000 Union anger at the reckless decision of Ineos to reject call to attend Acas talks Unite has accused Ineos of behaving recklessly in rejecting the union's request to use the conciliation services of Acas in yet another astonishing snub to the wisdom of diplomacy by the company. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/union-anger-at-the-reckless-decision-of-ineos-to-reject-call-to-attend-acas-talks/default.aspx tcm:11-13701 Wed, 9 Oct 2013 08:00:29 -0000 Patience runs thin as Grangemouth workers announce action Unite steps up its opposition to the ill-treatment of a union rep at the site and the growing use of agency workers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/patience-runs-thin-as-grangemouth-workers-announce-action/default.aspx tcm:11-13571 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:15:29 -0000 Grangemouth ballot result is a 'wake-up call' to Ineos bosses Despite the ongoing threats of plant closures at the Grangemouth site, the workforce are determined to support their colleague and to bring this injustice to an end. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/grangemouth-ballot-result-is-a-wake-up-call-to-ineos-bosses/default.aspx tcm:11-13514 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:15:29 -0000 Unite vows to defend Grangemouth workers and their future The move comes as the company threatens the union with legal action over its claims that a `culture of fear' was settling at the Grangemouth site following moves by the employer to remove a trade union official, a loyal and long-serving member of the workforce. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-vows-to-defend-grangemouths-workers-and-their-future-rippleffectold/default.aspx tcm:11-13478 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:38:14 -0000 Unite urges action to avoid Grangemouth dispute Unite is urging Jim Ratcliffe, the majority owner of Ineos, to put an end to the "sinister" victimisation of Stevie Deans, the Unite senior shop steward at Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-urges-action-to-avoid-grangemouth-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-13363 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:18:47 -0000