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 government urged to stop the ‘infighting’ and provide Brexit certainty amid Airbus warnings Unite warned that a ‘cliff edge’ Brexit was becoming a ‘cold hard reality’ that was getting closer by the day as it urged the government to end Brexit uncertainty after the publication of Airbus’ latest risk assessment on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/uk-government-urged-to-stop-the-infighting-and-provide-brexit-certainty-amid-airbus-warnings/default.aspx tcm:11-34655 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:30:40 -0000 North West NHS strikes stepped up over outsourcing plans Unite, the UK’s largest union, is to step up strike action at the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, in a dispute concerning outsourcing. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/north-west-nhs-strikes-stepped-up-over-outsourcing-plans/default.aspx tcm:11-34635 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:49:35 -0000 Unite calls on Jaguar Land Rover for a managed transition that protects jobs "Jaguar Land Rover’s investment into its Solihull plant and confirmation that the next generation of Evoque will be built at Halewood in Merseyside secures the long-term future of both plants. Unite is in advanced discussions about securing Castle Bromwich's future in tandem with these two sites." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-on-jaguar-land-rover-for-a-managed-transition-that-protects-jobs/default.aspx tcm:11-34583 Tue, 12 Jun 2018 12:19:41 -0000 New evidence in Deeside ‘race to the bottom’ dispute Unite, the UK’s largest union, has new evidence of a co-ordinated campaign to slash pay rates on the troubled £800 million energy from waste project at Park Adfer in Deeside North Wales. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/new-evidence-in-deesides-race-to-the-bottom-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-34495 Mon, 4 Jun 2018 09:31:43 -0000 Carlisle strikes cancelled as workers win improved deal Planned strike action by Unite, the UK’s largest union, for today (Tuesday 29 May) concerning workers operating on Staffline Recruitment contracts, at the Pirelli tyre factory in Carlisle, has been cancelled following a breakthrough in negotiations. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/carlisle-strikes-cancelled-as-workers-win-improved-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-34440 Tue, 29 May 2018 14:29:00 -0000 New protests at Deeside construction site as workforce exploitation continues Hundreds of Unite members and other trade unionists will stage a protest at the troubled Park Adfer site in Deeside next Wednesday (30 May) due to the continuing exploitation of the site’s workforce, which is creating a ‘race to the bottom’ on pay and conditions. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/new-protests-at-deeside-construction-site-as-workforce-exploitation-continues/default.aspx tcm:11-34413 Fri, 25 May 2018 10:03:07 -0000 Liverpool car parts manufacturer starts strike ballot in pay dispute Unite members working on contracts by Magna Exteriors (Liverpool) Limited at the Halewood and Ellesmere Port sites have begun balloting for strike action and an overtime ban this week in a dispute over pay and terms and conditions. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/liverpool-car-parts-manufacturer-starts-strike-ballot-in-pay-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-34357 Thu, 17 May 2018 13:28:41 -0000 NHS staff set to strike over outsourcing plans Workers fear if the trust was taken over by the subsidiary company, it would leave staff vulnerable to cuts to their pay, and terms and conditions. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/nhs-staff-set-to-strike-over-outsourcing-plans/default.aspx tcm:11-34331 Tue, 15 May 2018 13:05:15 -0000 Unite’s BBC workers to vote on ‘modern set’ of working conditions BBC workers, members of Unite, are being recommended to vote in favour of what is being described as ‘a modern set of terms and conditions for BBC employees’. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unites-bbc-workers-to-vote-on-modern-set-of-working-conditions/default.aspx tcm:11-34247 Fri, 4 May 2018 10:53:16 -0000 Workers at Staffline Recruitment in Carlisle start strike ballot in pay dispute Workers at Staffline Recruitment in Carlisle start strike ballot in pay dispute http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/workers-at-staffline-recruitment-in-carlisle-start-strike-ballot-in-pay-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-34243 Thu, 3 May 2018 10:11:33 -0000 Vast bank branch closures wreck RBS Williams and Glyn network RBS' decision to close 60 per cent of its Williams and Glyn bank branch network represents the demolition of the bank’s customer services responsibilities according to Unite/ http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/vast-bank-branch-closures-wreck-rbs-williams-and-glyn-network/default.aspx tcm:11-34228 Tue, 1 May 2018 13:57:06 -0000 Unite calls for Ellesmere Port investment as Vauxhall car workers back pay deal Unite’s Vauxhall members at Ellesmere Port, like their colleagues at Luton’s van plant, have overwhelmingly backed the pay deal. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-ellesmere-port-investment-as-vauxhall-car-workers-back-pay-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-34190 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:38:28 -0000 Staff at three Lancashire hospitals to be balloted for strike action over outsourcing plans Staff at three Lancashire hospitals to be balloted for strike action over outsourcing plans http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/staff-at-three-lancashire-hospitals-to-be-balloted-for-strike-action-over-outsourcing-plans/default.aspx tcm:11-34186 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:38:13 -0000 Warrington and St Helens housing workers prepare for strike action Unite members employed at Helena Partnerships Limited, Golden Gates Housing Trust and Torus 62 Limited, who undertake housing maintenance on social housing in Warrington and St Helens, are preparing to ballot for industrial action after their parent company (Torus Group) imposed a below inflation pay increase on the workforce. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/warrington-and-st-helens-workers-prepare-for-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-34184 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:22:42 -0000 GP practices face funding threat as online service ‘targets’ young people, Unite warns Doctors in Unite (DiU) said that the online NHS GP at Hand service is signing up predominately young people – and putting the future care of vulnerable groups at risk http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/gp-practices-face-funding-threat/default.aspx tcm:11-34176 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:20:17 -0000 ‘Tips’ protest at TGI Fridays in London today This action is about much more than a change in tip policy. It’s about standing up to an employer that thinks it can get away with bulldozing through changes unchallenged. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/tips-protest-at-tgi-fridays-in-london-today/default.aspx tcm:11-34152 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:22:26 -0000 Escalation in Dacorum dustbin redundancy pay dispute on cards The council has voted to cut compensation payments to staff who are made redundant from 2.2 times the weekly wage for each completed year, down to 1.5 times of the weekly wage for each completed year. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/escalation-in-dacorum-dustbin-redundancy-pay-dispute-on-cards/default.aspx tcm:11-34112 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:49:27 -0000 Unite statement on local government pay offer Unite national officer for local government Jim Kennedy said: “We will work closely in solidarity going forward with the other unions representing local government workers to achieve true pay justice for this dedicated workforce." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/local-government-pay-offer/default.aspx tcm:11-34071 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:12:53 -0000 Crewe car workers massively back action in consultative ballot over ‘Bentley pension snatchers’ Crewe car workers massively back action in consultative ballot over ‘Bentley pension snatchers’ http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/crewe-car-workers-massively-back-action-in-consultative-ballot-over-bentley-pension-snatchers/default.aspx tcm:11-34061 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:30:29 -0000 BA’s decision to keep call centres ‘in-house’ welcomed by Unite The decision by BA to keep its two call centres at Manchester and Newcastle in-house, rather than outsource them, has been welcomed by Unite. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bas-decision-to-keep-call-centres-in-house-welcomed-by-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-34002 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 15:01:56 -0000 Unite pay deal boost for Thomas Cook cabin crew Mike Gaskell said: “This pay deal is a real boost for Thomas Cook cabin crew. It helps the crew keep up with the cost of living and recognises the hard work cabin crew do, day in, day out." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-pay-deal-boost-for-thomas-cook-cabin-crew/default.aspx tcm:11-33939 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:36:59 -0000 Unite statement on three year NHS pay deal “Unite’s national health committee has discussed the deal and agreed to put it out for the members to decide, with the recommendation to accept. Our work is now to inform and consult our membership. They will be balloted during April and May, at the same time as other NHS unions.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-statement-on-three-year-nhs-pay-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-33921 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:00:02 -0000 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." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/discrimination-of-union-reps-sparks-11-days-of-strike-action-at-fujitsu-in-manchester/default.aspx 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