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 Applied psychologists to lobby parliament on 20 March to demand promised funding on mental health A rally and photocall of Unite members, working as applied psychologists and MPs will be held at Old Palace Yard, London SW1P 3JY at 13:30. Speakers will include Unite assistant general secretary, Gail Cartmail, and shadow health minister Jonathan Ashworth. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/applied-psychologists-to-lobby-parliament-on-20-march-to-demand-promised-funding-on-mental-health/default.aspx tcm:11-33905 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:05:03 -0000 Toothless takeover rules must be overhauled as Unilever moves to Rotterdam, says Unite Unilever’s decision to move its headquarters to Rotterdam is a damning indictment on the UK’s toothless takeover laws http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/toothless-takeover-rules-must-be-overhauled-as-unilever-moves-to-rotterdam-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-33887 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:25:16 -0000 Radical overhaul needed following Amey’s Liverpool Prison scandal Unite, Britain largest union, is calling for a radical overhaul in the manner prison maintenance work is undertaken following revelations that two workers at Liverpool Prison were wrongly dismissed for raising safety issues. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/radical-change-needed-following-ameys-liverpool-prison-scandal/default.aspx tcm:11-33865 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:44:23 -0000 North west car workers begin balloting for strike action as shift pay threatened Workers at Adient Seating UK Ltd in Ellesmere Port have begun balloting for strike action this week, in a dispute over the axing of shift pay which would see workers eventually losing up to £70 of their income per week. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/north-west-car-workers-balloting-for-strike-action-as-shift-pay-threatened/default.aspx tcm:11-33857 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:46:41 -0000 Union calls on Eddie Stobart in Cumbria to come in from the cold Drivers have launched a campaign for trade union recognition in their fight for fair pay at Eddie Stobart Ltd at the Carlisle, Lillyhall and Penrith depots in Cumbria. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/union-calls-on-eddie-stobart-in-cumbria-to-come-in-from-the-cold/default.aspx tcm:11-33820 Tue, 6 Mar 2018 08:16:13 -0000 Unions and workers’ rights must be respected on stalled Royal Liverpool hospital project Workers’ rights and access for unions must be respected on the stalled Royal Liverpool Hospital development, Unite, Britain’s construction union, has demanded. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/workers-rights-must-be-respected-on-stalled-royal-liverpool-hospital-project/default.aspx tcm:11-33805 Mon, 5 Mar 2018 08:58:23 -0000 Protestors in London accuse Fujitsu of victimising whistle-blowers Protestors are holding a demonstration in London this afternoon at a technology event chaired by Michael Keegan, Chairman of Fujitsu UK and Ireland. They are accusing the company of using the cover of redundancies to get rid of workers who blew the whistle on unethical and possibly illegal company behaviour. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/protestors-in-london-accuse-fujitsu-of-victimising-whistle-blowers/default.aspx tcm:11-33771 Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:53:26 -0000 Protesters accuse Fujitsu of victimising whistleblowers “Unite is demanding transparency and the reinstatement of our union representative. It is also time to end the unfair targeting of Unite members fighting for their jobs and for Fujitsu to adhere to its own agreements and ethical standards.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/protesters-accuse-fujitsu-of-victimising-whistleblowers/default.aspx tcm:11-33752 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:51:20 -0000 Castle Cement drivers hail pay deal victory About 240 workers have accepted the overall package which will mean an increase of 3.7 per cent from 1 January this year; and for 2019, an increase which could range from 3.4 to 4.4 per cent http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/castle-cement-drivers-hail-pay-deal-victory/default.aspx tcm:11-33742 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:02:07 -0000 Cammell Laird, Unite and GMB announce new workforce deal Cammell Laird, Unite and GMB announce new workforce deal http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/cammell-laird-unite-and-gmb-announce-new-workforce-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-33686 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:36:52 -0000 Unite claims victory following agreement in marathon Manchester Mears dispute Unite members employed by Mears in Manchester are celebrating victory after they reached agreement to end their marathon strike action in a dispute over pay parity. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-claim-victory-following-agreement-in-marathon-manchester-mears-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33679 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:19:29 -0000 Castle Cement drivers set to strike over ‘unsatisfactory’ pay deal Unite and the management are holding last-ditch talks tomorrow in a bid to reach a settlement to avert strike action on 26-27 February http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/castle-cement-drivers-set-to-strike-over-unsatisfactory-pay-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-33652 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:50:23 -0000 Workers at Merseyside firm set to ballot over ‘no pay rise for three years’ Unite regional officer Ross Quinn said: “Our members have not had a pay rise since April 2015, even though inflation and the cost of living have been galloping away over the last three years." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/workers-at-merseyside-firm/default.aspx tcm:11-33632 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:41:55 -0000 Liverpool NHS boss ‘in snub’ to Carillion-hit maintenance workers Unite regional officer Keith Hutson said: “These workers are in an employment limbo through no fault of their own – they are the victims of the feral capitalism that was the cause of Carillion’s dramatic collapse." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/liverpool-nhs-boss-in-snub-to-carillion-hit-maintenance-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-33595 Fri, 9 Feb 2018 10:33:08 -0000 Unite in key right to picket legal victory in north west Sutton Tankers dispute Unite, the UK’s largest union, has won a key legal victory overturning attempts to restrict the right to picket during strike action. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-in-key-right-to-picket-legal-victory-in-north-west-sutton-tankers-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33541 Mon, 5 Feb 2018 11:56:27 -0000 Unite accuses Welsh councils of creating a ‘race to the bottom’ for construction projects Unite, the UK’s construction union, has warned that a rogue construction project in Wales is undermining pay, conditions and safety and ‘creating a race to the bottom’ in the industry. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-accuse-welsh-councils-of-creating-a-race-to-the-bottom-for-construction-projects/default.aspx tcm:11-33533 Mon, 5 Feb 2018 09:07:54 -0000 Call for rethink on Lancashire Virgin Care contract on children’s services Unite said a county council rethink was needed on awarding the £104 million, five-year contract to Virgin Care to run Lancashire’s 0-19 healthy child programme, given that Carillion had numerous NHS contracts before its collapse http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/call-for-rethink-on-lancashire-virgin-care-contract-on-childrens-services/default.aspx tcm:11-33485 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:16:32 -0000 Striking Unite members in joint Manchester demonstration Hundreds of Unite members will come together in central Manchester this Friday (26 January) in a joint demonstration. Workers on three separate disputes in Manchester (Manchester Mears/Manchester Working, Fujitsu and First Manchester) are all on strike this Friday (26 January) and will be joining forces in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/striking-unite-members-in-joint-manchester-demonstration/default.aspx tcm:11-33423 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:02:03 -0000 Bolton based workers secure major pay boost following strike action Ross Quinn said: “The workforce took a brave stand against paltry pay. As a result the engineers secured a major boost to their basic salary." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bolton-based-workers-secure-major-pay-boost/default.aspx tcm:11-33399 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:19:04 -0000 McCluskey: Our determination to save our UK plants is now clear to PSA Carlos Tavares repeated his desire not to close UK plants, which is reassuring. He also talked of working with Unite to construct a roadmap for future operations in the UK. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/mccluskey-our-determination-to-save-our-uk-plants-is-now-clear-to-psa/default.aspx tcm:11-33389 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:02:05 -0000 Sellafield strikes suspended for now as talks agreed A strike by members of Unite, the UK’s largest union, scheduled for next Tuesday (23 January), which would have created widespread disruption at Sellafield, has been called off to allow for negotiations aimed at resolving the dispute over the victimisation of a trade union rep to take place. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/sellafield-strikes-suspended-for-now-as-talks-agreed/default.aspx tcm:11-33376 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:21:53 -0000 ‘Pig headed’ Vivark management causing Knowsley housing misery Unite, the UK’s largest union, has accused the management of Vivark, which provides housing maintenance services for thousands of tenants in Knowsley, Merseyside of being ‘pig headed’ for their blinkered approach to an ongoing pay dispute. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/pig-headed-vivark-management-causing-knowsley-housing-misery/default.aspx tcm:11-33369 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:25:15 -0000 ‘Discrimination’ of union reps sparks 11 days of strike action at Fujitsu in Manchester Unite national officer for the IT sector Louisa Bull said: "“These strikes could be averted, if senior Fujitsu bosses made a sea-change to their antediluvian attitude to modern employment relations and sat down and negotiated in a constructive fashion." tcm:11-33276 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:15:29 -0000 Fresh disruption at Sellafield as construction strikes announced The Sellafield complex, in Cumbria, is facing fresh disruption as workers employed by civil engineering company DSD Construction, voted for strike action as a result of the company sacking the Unite shop steward. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/fresh-disruption-at-sellafield-as-construction-strikes-announced/default.aspx tcm:11-33257 Tue, 9 Jan 2018 14:51:03 -0000 Unite demands guarantees on new car models to secure Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port Describing the additional job losses as a blow to a world class workforce, which would be felt throughout the supply chain, Unite vowed that it would leave no stone unturned in securing the long term future of Ellesmere Port. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-demands-guarantees-on-new-car-models-to-secure-vauxhalls-ellesmere-port/default.aspx tcm:11-33250 Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:17:19 -0000 Hopes rise of possible breakthrough in Manchester Mears dispute There are cautious hopes that the long-running strike action involving housing maintenance workers employed by Mears in Manchester could be moving towards a conclusion. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hopes-rise-of-possible-breakthrough-in-manchester-mears-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33137 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:05:48 -0000 ‘Discrimination’ of union reps and company backtrack on deal means Fujitsu facing further strike action Up to 300 Unite members in Manchester are to vote on further strike action at IT giant Fujitsu in one of the longest running industrial disputes in the UK http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/discrimination-of-union-reps/default.aspx tcm:11-33131 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:15:29 -0000 Sellafield faces standstill as Unite ballots workers over rep’s dismissal Unite, the UK’s largest union, has begun balloting workers employed by civil engineering company DSD Construction, at Sellafield, for strike action, after the company sacked the union’s shop steward. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/sellafield-faces-standstill-as-unite-ballots-workers-over-reps-dismissal/default.aspx tcm:11-33125 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:21:38 -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 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 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 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 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 Bus workers at Arriva North West reject derisory penny an hour pay offer as strikes set to continue Over 2,000 bus drivers and engineering staff employed by Arriva North West will stage a further 24 hour strike on Monday 27 November after overwhelmingly rejecting the company’s latest pay offer worth just one additional penny an hour. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bus-workers-at-arriva-north-west-reject-derisory-penny-an-hour-pay-offer-as-strikes-set-to-continue/default.aspx tcm:11-32927 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:05:47 -0000 Pay talks ‘insult’ as Arriva North West bus workers gear up for nine days of strikes in December Unite members at 11 depots across the north west will walk out during their shifts on 4,7,12,13,14,20,21,22 and 23 December - strikes for Monday and 27 November have already been announced. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/pay-talks-insult-as-arriva-north-west-bus-workers-gear-up-for-nine-days-of-strikes-in-december/default.aspx tcm:11-32867 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:39:41 -0000 Pre-Christmas ‘bread drought’ threatened in the North West and Midlands, warns Unite The West Bromwich site produces 1.5 million loaves a week and, if there is a strike before Christmas, the regions which will bear the brunt of the 'bread drought will be the east and west Midlands, and the North West. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/pre-christmas-bread-drought-threatened/default.aspx tcm:11-32822 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Shocking levels of mental illness and stress revealed problems among Manchester housing workers, as strike action resumes A confidential survey of workers employed by Mears in Manchester and joint venture company Manchester Working (operated by Mears) has revealed very high levels of mental health problems and stress among its workforce. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/shocking-levels-of-mental-illness-and-stress-revealed-problems-among-manchester-housing-workers-as-strike-action-resumes/default.aspx tcm:11-32827 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:14:47 -0000 Two-year 6.5 per cent pay deal for 9,000 Ford workers welcomed by Unite Unite national officer Roger Maddison said: “This is an industry leading deal which will give the workforce pay security over the next two years and keep their pay packets ahead of the rising cost of living." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/two-year-65-per-cent-pay-deal-for-9000-ford-workers-welcomed-by-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-32810 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:13:33 -0000 Sellafield bosses urged to remove ‘roadblock’ to pay deal, as workers gear up for second strike Unite regional officer Graham Williams said: “We have consistently stated that a pay deal is being obstructed by the invisible hand of ministers and the Sellafield management needs to assert themselves and remove this roadblock to a deal." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/sellafield-bosses-urged-to-remove-roadblock-to-pay-deal-as-workers-gear-up-for-second-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-32794 Thu, 9 Nov 2017 14:37:28 -0000 Sellafield bosses ‘go cold’ on pay deal, says Unite, as strike looms The 24 hour strike is due start at 06.00 on Tuesday over the ‘completely unacceptable’ 1.5 per cent pay offer imposed by Sellafield Ltd - in September, backdated to 1 April http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/sellafield-bosses-go-cold-on-pay-deal-says-unite-as-strike-looms/default.aspx tcm:11-32724 Wed, 1 Nov 2017 11:23:20 -0000 Cleaners call-off strike action at Manchester Airport following a festive pay boost Hundreds of cleaners at Manchester Airport have called-off industrial action having secured an extra £850 a year, plus double time for working over Christmas and the new year. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/cleaners-call-off-strike-action-at-manchester-airport-following-a-festive-pay-boost/default.aspx tcm:11-32733 Wed, 1 Nov 2017 10:29:40 -0000 Arriva North West bus workers’ strikes over ‘inadequate’ pay set to run into November Over 2,000 bus drivers and engineering staff working for Arriva North West across 11 depots will strike again for 24 hours on Monday – and this will be followed by further five one-day strikes on 6, 8,13, 20 and 27 November http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/arriva-north-west-bus-workers-strikes-over-inadequate-pay-set-to-run-into-november/default.aspx tcm:11-32682 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 14:15:06 -0000 First Manchester bus drivers ‘five miles and £5,000 apart’ Unite regional officer Neil Clarke said: “For four years First Manchester has repeated that pay will be harmonised, but it has always been jam tomorrow – and now our members are fed up with dry bread and the bosses’ stale words." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/first-manchester-bus-drivers-five-miles-and-5000-apart/default.aspx tcm:11-32661 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:18:58 -0000 MPs and ministers urged to 'back UK defence industry' as BAE workers get set to lobby parliament Unite reps from BAE sites including Brough, Warton and Samlesbury in the north west and Portsmouth in the south will be attending the lobby under the banner 'Back UK defence workers.' http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/mps-and-ministers-urged-to-back-uk-defence-industry-as-bae-workers-lobby-parliament/default.aspx tcm:11-32652 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:18:50 -0000 Unite takes legal action against Mears in Wigan for unpaid holidays Unite, the UK’s largest union, is taking legal action in support of members employed by troubled contractor Mears, after the company secretly cut holiday pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-takes-legal-action-against-mears-in-wigan-for-unpaid-holidays/default.aspx tcm:11-32655 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:15:00 -0000 Cleaners announce strike action at Manchester Airport over low pay "It’s time for Mitie to become a living wage employer.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/cleaners-announce-strike-action-at-manchester-airport-over-low-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-32638 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:25:57 -0000 Mears Manchester workers overwhelmingly back fresh industrial action in pay dispute Members of Unite, the UK’s largest union, employed by Mears in Manchester are set to renew strike action in a longstanding dispute over pay after overwhelmingly voting for fresh strike action, the union announced today (Wednesday 18 October). http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/mears-manchester-workers-overwhelmingly-back-fresh-industrial-action-in-pay-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-32616 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:40:52 -0000 Strike vote warning at Kingsmill bread over below inflation pay workers who supply Kingsmill bread to Aldi, Asda, Co-op, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco across the west and east midlands, as well as the north west, have grown increasingly frustrated with the firm since pay talks started in May earlier this year." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/strike-vote-warning-at-kingsmill-bread-over-below-inflation-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-32592 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:09:50 -0000