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 Unions to escalate pay strike action in October The three unions, including Unite, have agreed that their members will run a co-ordinated strike of local government and school members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on 14 October http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unions-to-escalate-pay-strike-action-in-october/default.aspx tcm:11-19279 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:54:13 -0000 Public rejects government’s war on low waged local workers, says new poll A new poll released on the eve of tomorrow’s (Thursday 10 July) strike reveals widespread support across the generations, regions and voting intentions for the 1.6 million workforce – street cleaners, carers and school cooks among them - taking action against poverty pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/public-rejects-governments-war-on-low-waged-local-workers-says-new-poll/default.aspx tcm:11-18814 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:41:42 -0000 Local government workers strike ballot on ‘poverty pay’ opens today Thousands of ballot papers are dropping on the doormats of members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland over whether they wish to take strike action or industrial action short of a strike after enduring four years of pay cuts in real terms http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/local-government-workers-strike-ballot-on-poverty-pay-opens-today/default.aspx tcm:11-18293 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:20:24 -0000 Local government workers to vote on strike action, after decisive rejection of ‘insulting’ pay offer Unite will now hold a ballot asking its members whether they wish to take strike action and the ballot will open in early June with the result announced later that month http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/local-government-workers-to-vote-on-strike-action-after-decisive-rejection-of-insulting-pay-offer/default.aspx tcm:11-17668 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 08:56:59 -0000 Local government workers to be consulted on industrial action, after ‘insulting’ pay offer, says Unite Unite national officer for local government, Fiona Farmer said: “This final offer falls well short of our aspirations and does not meet our goal for a £1 an hour increase across the board for local government workers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/local-government-workers-to-be-consulted-on-industrial-action-after-insulting-pay-offer-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-16913 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:12:29 -0000 University staff announce 3 December for second date of strike action Unite, Unison and the UCU, have confirmed their members would walk out again in three weeks’ time and be joined by Scottish education union, the EIS, unless the dispute is resolved http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/university-staff-announce-3-december-for-second-date-of-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-14496 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:17:27 -0000 Unite calls for fair pay for local government workers The claim steps up the campaign to put an end to poverty wages amongst the lowest paid group of workers in the public sector. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-fair-pay-for-local-government-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-14356 Tue, 5 Nov 2013 00:01:29 -0000 Strikes on at UK universities this week Unite national officer for education Mike McCartney said: “Our members are taking this action with a heavy heart, but they have had to endure a five-year pay drought." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/strikes-on-at-uk-universities-this-week/default.aspx tcm:11-14265 Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:34:56 -0000