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 Unite warns Qantas against using ‘anti-union’ tactics to silence health and safety concerns Unite today warned Qantas airlines against employing ‘anti-union’ tactics to try and silence legitimate health and safety concerns following the introduction of its new 17 hour ultra-long haul flight between London Heathrow and Perth in Australia. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-qantas-against-using-anti-union-tactics-to-silence-health-and-safety-concerns/default.aspx tcm:11-34375 Fri, 18 May 2018 10:54:16 -0000 CITB plans put Constructionarium project’s future in doubt warns Unite Unite, the UK’s construction union, is warning that the groundbreaking Constructionarium project is at risk of closure as a direct result of the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) plans to close their headquarters at Bircham Newton in north Norfolk and withdraw from direct construction training. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/citb-plan-put-constructionarium-projects-future-in-doubt-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-34335 Wed, 16 May 2018 09:44:07 -0000 Luton Airport faces severe disruption as workers vote for strike action Workers directly employed by London Luton Airport in several different roles including firefighters and security guards voted overwhelmingly for strike action. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/luton-airport-faces-severe-disruption-as-workers-vote-for-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-34325 Fri, 11 May 2018 13:21:24 -0000 Unite accuses East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust of seeking to erode staff pay with outsourcing plan Unite regional officer Kathy Walters said: “This plan is a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ with the prime aim of cutting costs and eroding NHS workers’ pay, terms and conditions." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-accuses-east-kent-hospitals-university-foundation-trust-of-seeking-to-erode-staff-pay-with-outsourcing-plan/default.aspx tcm:11-34292 Wed, 9 May 2018 16:14:40 -0000 London bus drivers to receive wage boost due to Unite campaign London’s bus drivers will shortly see their minimum pay rates increase as a result of policies agreed between Unite, the UK’s largest union, and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/london-bus-drivers-to-receive-wage-boost-due-to-unite-campaign/default.aspx tcm:11-34290 Wed, 9 May 2018 12:26:29 -0000 Serco workers at Barts NHS Trust demand pay justice 1,600 Serco workers at St Barts, Royal London, Whipps Cross, Mile End and Newham are demanding the same pay deal as NHS workers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/serco-staff-at-barts-nhs-trust-demand-pay-justice/default.aspx tcm:11-34288 Wed, 9 May 2018 10:08:51 -0000 London’s young people in non-payment of ‘living wage’ scandal Local councils are meant to insist that organisations with outsourcing contracts, such as GLL, should pay the voluntary London living wage. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/londons-young-people-in-non-payment-of-living-wage-scandal/default.aspx tcm:11-34273 Tue, 8 May 2018 11:11:51 -0000 Dacorum dustbin redundancy pay dispute settled The redundancy payments’ dispute at Dacorum borough council in Hertfordshire, which had seen delays in the collection of dustbins, has been settled. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/dacorum-dustbin-redundancy-dispute-settled/default.aspx tcm:11-34271 Tue, 8 May 2018 10:32:41 -0000 First ever strikes over £250 wage grab herald summer of disruption at TGI Friday’s Workers at TGI Friday’s restaurants in Milton Keynes (Stadium) and Covent Garden, London take their first ever strike action on Friday 18 May in a dispute over tips and minimum wage abuses which could cost waiting staff £250 a month in lost wages. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/first-ever-strikes-over-250-wage-grab-herald-summer-of-disruption-at-tgi-fridays/default.aspx tcm:11-34267 Fri, 4 May 2018 14:48:22 -0000 CITB workers launch petition to save vital skills training Workers at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have launched a petition to put pressure on its new chairman to reverse plans to outsource the organisation’s unique construction training and oppose plans to outsource so called ‘back office functions’. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/citb-workers-launch-petition-to-save-skills-training/default.aspx tcm:11-34241 Thu, 3 May 2018 09:40:40 -0000 Job guarantees at Suffolk book printer welcomed by Unite ‘Cast iron’ assurances about future job security at Suffolk book printer, Clays were welcomed by Unite today. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/job-guarantees-at-suffolk-book-printer-welcomed-by-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-34237 Wed, 2 May 2018 16:42:12 -0000 Job security is paramount as Suffolk book printer sold to Italian firm Unite's Mark Walker: "Clays is the heart of the local community in Bungay and Unite members are the heart of Clays." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/job-security-is-paramount-as-suffolk-book-printer-sold-to-italian-firm/default.aspx tcm:11-34230 Tue, 1 May 2018 15:24:23 -0000 Fresh Dial-a-Ride strikes as peace talks fail Workers at Dial-a-Ride will begin a second series of strikes tomorrow (Tuesday 1 May) after peace talks to resolve the dispute, over the withdrawal of rest days and imposition of new rosters, failed to make progress. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/fresh-dial-a-ride-strikes-as-peace-talks-fail/default.aspx tcm:11-34216 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 11:56:50 -0000 Parking tickets to be disrupted as Hackney traffic wardens set to strike over pay in May Unite said that the nearly 40 traffic wardens would strike for 48 hours from 00:01 on Monday 14 May, after voting by 100 per cent for industrial action http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/parking-tickets-to-be-disrupted-as-hackney-traffic-wardens-set-to-strike-over-pay-in-may/default.aspx tcm:11-34195 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:49:40 -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 CITB job cuts beset by confusion, warns Unite Unite, the UK’s largest union, has warned that the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) restructuring plans are mired in confusion and the organisation is guilty of failing to properly consult the industry on its most controversial plans. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/citb-job-cuts-beset-by-confusion/default.aspx tcm:11-34165 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:26:46 -0000 Luton Airport passengers face flights chaos as strike ballots announced Passengers using Luton Airport this summer could experience significant disruption as Unite, the UK’s largest union, announced a series of strike ballots over pay and zero hours' contracts. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/luton-airport-passengers-face-flights-chaos-as-strike-ballots-announced/default.aspx tcm:11-34156 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:38:59 -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 Essex concrete dispute settled as deal reached The long running dispute at Essex concrete maker Tarmac Building Products Ltd has been resolved after a deal safeguarding against the creation of a two tier workforce was agreed. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/essex-concrete-dispute-settled-as-deal-reached/default.aspx tcm:11-34144 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:58:06 -0000 Thurrock bin strikes off but tensions remain, warns Unite Unite members working in Thurrock council’s waste collection service have agreed to end the current threat of strike action; but tensions remain in the service and the threat of strikes could be revisited if the council reneges on its promises, Unite warned today (Monday 16 April). http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/thurrock-bin-strikes-off-but-tensions-remain-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-34126 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:43:43 -0000 Chorus of discontent over pay and bullying engulfs Royal Opera House Performances at the world-renowned Covent Garden venue, whose history can be traced back to 1732, will be disrupted this summer if the security guards vote for strikes. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/chorus-of-discontent-over-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-34098 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:36:58 -0000 TGI Fridays hit with first ever strike ballots over tips and minimum wage abuses A protest will be held outside the TGI Fridays' Covent Garden branch to mark the launch of the first ever strike ballots to hit the company since opening its first UK restaurant in 1986. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/tgi-fridays-hit-with-first-ever-strike-ballots-over-tips-and-minimum-wage-abuses/default.aspx tcm:11-34093 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:46:18 -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 Thurrock bin strikes suspended as Unite wins spy camera concessions Strikes by Thurrock council’s waste collection workers due to be begin next week (Thursday 12 April) have been suspended following lengthy negotiations. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/thurrock-bin-strikes-suspended-as-unite-wins-spy-camera-concessions/default.aspx tcm:11-34050 Fri, 6 Apr 2018 09:51:34 -0000 New van is welcome news for Luton’s dedicated workers as Vauxhall pay vote nears Len McCluskey said: “It is great news that this new product should see van production at Luton for the next 10 years to come." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/new-van-is-welcome-news-for-lutons-dedicated-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-34035 Wed, 4 Apr 2018 11:28:32 -0000 Thurrock waste collection strikes looming due to ‘rubbish management’ Workers employed in Thurrock council’s waste collection service are set to begin strike action on Thursday 12 April in a dispute caused by the organisation’s ‘rubbish management’. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/thurrock-waste-collection-strikes-looming-due-to-rubbish-management/default.aspx tcm:11-34006 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 11:32:41 -0000 ‘No business case made’ for Coca Cola closures, says Unite Coca Cola has not made the business case for the closure of its sites at Milton Keynes and Northampton and should have an urgent rethink. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/no-business-case-made-for-coca-cola-closures-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-34000 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:35:14 -0000 Dial-a-ride workers to begin two day strike over attack on conditions Unite members employed by Dial-a-ride will begin a 48 hour stoppage from 00:01 hours tomorrow (Wednesday 28 March) in a dispute over the withdrawal of rest days and the imposition of new rosters. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/dial-a-ride-workers-to-begin-two-day-strike-over-attack-on-conditions/default.aspx tcm:11-33990 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:13:41 -0000 Bromley library strike starts tomorrow over ‘paltry’ pay deal The strike is the latest to hit the controversial Tory-controlled council which has made outsourcing the lynchpin of its polices http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bromley-library-strike-starts-tomorrow-over-paltry-pay-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-33986 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:20:42 -0000 Delphi Diesel taskforce urged to include Unite in future jobs planning Unite has raised concerns that the South Suffolk Taskforce, formed six months ago, has made little or no progress about the future of the Sudbury site where more than 500 jobs are under threat when the factory closes in August 2020 http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/delphi-diesel-taskforce-urged-to-include-unite-in-future-jobs-planning/default.aspx tcm:11-33981 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:53:04 -0000 Delphi Diesel taskforce quizzed on jobs’ future by Unite Serious questions are being asked about what steps a taskforce has taken to safeguard manufacturing and employment at Suffolk-based Delphi Diesel Systems where more than 500 jobs are under threat when the factory closes in August 2020. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/delphi-diesel-taskforce-quizzed-on-jobs-future-by-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-33961 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:53:57 -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 Essex concrete maker dispute hardens Unite, the UK’s largest union, has announced an intensification of strike action in the dispute with Essex concrete maker Tarmac Building Products Ltd over the creation of a two tier workforce. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/essex-concrete-maker-dispute-hardens/default.aspx tcm:11-33907 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:04:51 -0000 Dacorum dustbin collection threat in redundancy pay dispute Delays in the collection of dustbins are on the cards as workers at Dacorum borough council prepare to start a three month weekend overtime ban in a dispute about a reduction in redundancy payments http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/dacorum-dustbin-collection-threat-in-redundancy-pay-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33900 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:29:45 -0000 Unite accuses Anglian Water of seeking industrial unrest over pension scheme closure Anglian Water bosses are pocketing millions in pay while hiking up bills for customers and attacking the hard earned pensions of workers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-accuses-anglian-water-of-seeking-industrial-unrest-over-pension-scheme-closure/default.aspx tcm:11-33847 Fri, 9 Mar 2018 12:18:08 -0000 Workers at London Luton Airport up in arms over pay Furious workers are warning that unless the company makes a substantial improvement, an industrial action ballot could get underway. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/workers-at-london-luton-airport-up-in-arms-over-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-33840 Fri, 9 Mar 2018 10:32:45 -0000 EDF Energy ‘hypocritical’ smart meter vehicle tracking row will hit the national installation programme, warns Unite The dispute also centres on random drug and alcohol testing – what particularly irks Unite is that the managers have refused to have the tracker devices in their own company cars and are not included in the drink/drug abuse testing regime http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/edf-energy-hypocritical-smart-meter-vehicle-tracking-row-will-hit-the-national-installation-programme-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-33800 Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:45:57 -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 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 Bromley library staff and care workers vote for action amid outsourcing chaos 100 per cent of library staff working for Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) across the London borough’s 14 libraries backed strike action. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bromley-library-staff-and-care-workers-vote-for-action/default.aspx tcm:11-33738 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:18:22 -0000 Fresh strike dates announced in Essex concrete maker dispute Fresh strike dates were announced by Unite, the UK’s largest union today (20 February), in a further escalation of the dispute with Essex based Tarmac Building Products Ltd, over the creation of a two tier workforce. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/fresh-strike-dates-announced-in-essex-concrete-maker-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33713 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:03:27 -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 Strike action to be stepped up in Essex concrete company strike Workers at Tarmac Building Products Ltd are set to step up strike action in a dispute over the creation of a two tier workforce, their union Unite has warned. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/strike-action-to-be-stepped-up-in-essex-concrete-company-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-33593 Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:25:45 -0000 Cambridge university living wage pledge will boost the pay of hundreds of staff Unite regional coordinating officer Ian Maidlow said: “This is a very welcome pay boost for hundreds of hard working people in a region with a very high cost of living." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/cambridge-university-living-wage-pledge-will-boost-the-pay-of-hundreds-of-staff/default.aspx tcm:11-33583 Thu, 8 Feb 2018 11:27:30 -0000 Unite welcomes steps being taken to resolve bullying and harassment in parliament, but more needs to be done Despite the clear progress being made, Unite believes that to eradicate the ingrained culture of bullying and harassment which exists in many parts of parliament, further steps urgently need to be taken. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-welcome-steps-being-taken-to-resolve-bullying-and-harassment-in-parliament-but-more-needs-to-be-done/default.aspx tcm:11-33581 Thu, 8 Feb 2018 09:50:19 -0000 EDF Energy ‘hypocritical’ smart meter vehicle tracking row escalates with seven days of strikes Unite regional officer Onay Kasab said: “The bosses are displaying breath-taking hypocrisy; while they call for the tracker devices to be installed in vehicles, they refuse to have them installed in their own vehicles." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/edf-energy-hypocritical-smart-meter-vehicle-tracking-row-escalates-with-seven-days-of-strikes/default.aspx tcm:11-33573 Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:25:48 -0000 Unite warns of Crossrail delays as Balfour Beatty ‘not interested’ in resolving dispute Unite the UK’s construction union has warned that the opening of the new Woolwich station on the multi-billion pound Crossrail development is set to be delayed as a direct result of the refusal of Balfour Beatty to resolve an industrial dispute. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-of-crossrail-delays-as-balfour-beatty-not-interested-in-resolving-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33524 Fri, 2 Feb 2018 10:48:16 -0000 Hackney school cleaners hail victory in holiday pay row Unite regional officer Onay Kasab said: “This Hackney settlement lays downs a strong marker to outsourcing companies that such salami slicing of pay and conditions won’t be tolerated.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hackney-school-cleaners-hail-victory-in-holiday-pay-row/default.aspx tcm:11-33452 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:15:31 -0000 Essex concrete block company facing strike turmoil Tarmac Building Products is set to be hit by a series of strikes when members of Britain’s largest union, Unite start a programme of industrial action next week in a dispute over cuts to pay and two tier working. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/concrete-block-company-facing-strike-turmoil/default.aspx tcm:11-33384 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:13:14 -0000