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 describes CITB job cuts and restructuring as a ‘hammer blow’ for Norfolk and construction industry Unite, the largest union in the UK construction industry and the principal union at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), has expressed anger following the organisation’s announcement that it proposes to radically alter its structure putting a large number of jobs at risk of redundancy or outsourcing. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-describes-citb-job-cuts-and-restructuring-as-a-hammer-blow-for-norfolk-and-construction-industry/default.aspx tcm:11-32853 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:15:53 -0000 Unite describes TfL’s response to bus safety report as sweeping concerns under the carpet Unite, Britain’s biggest union representing bus workers, has accused Transport for London (TfL) of attempting to sweep concerns about the health and welfare of bus drivers under the carpet with its response to the London Assembly’s report ‘Driven to Distraction’, which was published this week. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-describes-tfls-response-to-bus-safety-report-as-sweeping-concerns-under-the-carpet/default.aspx tcm:11-32812 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:34:53 -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 Unite and Citizens UK team up to challenge Holiday Inn owners over broken Living Wage promise Unite and Citizens UK are staging a protest this Friday outside the Holiday Inn Whitechapel,to demand that the global hotel group keep its promise to pay the real living wage. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-and-citizens-uk-team-up-to-challenge-holiday-inn-owners-over-broken-living-wage-promise/default.aspx tcm:11-32791 Thu, 9 Nov 2017 11:04:59 -0000 Unite calls on Britvic independent directors to intervene in closure of Robinsons factory in Norwich Unite national officerJulia Long said: “Britvic needs to come forward with full answers to our members’ concerns about the reasoning for the closure proposal – it should not be forgotten that 240 jobs are at stake." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/britvic-independent-directors/default.aspx tcm:11-32775 Tue, 7 Nov 2017 11:00:13 -0000 Shock survey reveals level of abuse, spitting and physical assault faced by London’s bus drivers “No one should have to put up with being spat at, verbally abused or physically assaulted." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/shock-survey-reveals-level-of-abuse-spitting-and-physical-assault-faced-by-londons-bus-drivers/default.aspx tcm:11-32742 Fri, 3 Nov 2017 09:15:29 -0000 Christmas drinks’ deliveries to pubs under threat, warns Unite Pubs, clubs and restaurants could be hit as seasonal festivities reach a peak, if drivers employed by DHL Tradeteam at Enfield in north London vote for industrial action over ‘appalling’ working conditions http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/christmas-drinks-deliveries-to-pubs-under-threat-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-32650 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:40:20 -0000 Unite demands bus drivers are protected and treated with dignity after firework attack Unite, the UK’s largest union, has renewed its calls for better protection of bus drivers after Youtube footage emerged of a driver being attacked with a firework. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-demand-bus-drivers-are-protected-and-treated-with-dignity-after-firework-attack/default.aspx tcm:11-32622 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:51:47 -0000 Wake up call for Heathrow bosses as airport workers back industrial action Unite is urging Heathrow bosses to recognise the sizeable discontent that remains among security staff, engineers and firefighters at the UK’s largest airport over holiday pay and imposed cuts to terms and conditions. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/wake-up-call-for-heathrow-bosses-as-airport-workers-back-industrial-action/default.aspx tcm:11-32618 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:33:06 -0000 Capita talks break down and staff to strike over pensions Dominic Hook said: “It is deeply disappointing that Capita staff are being forced into industrial action because of their employer's disgraceful plans to slash the deferred pay that staff will get in retirement." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/capita-talks-break-down-and-staff-to-strike-over-pensions/default.aspx tcm:11-32590 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:26:21 -0000 Bloomberg security guards in ‘wage theft’ protest Unite, Britain’s biggest union, will be staging a protest outside Bloomberg’s London office on Monday (16 October) calling on the media giant to take action against Seal Security over the theft of wages and its appallingly poor treatment of security staff. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bloomberg-security-guards-in-wage-theft-protest/default.aspx tcm:11-32573 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:39:36 -0000 Fujitsu workers fight gagging of reps IT giant Fujitsu may face more industrial action as members of Unite prepare to hold a ballot for further industrial action in their long-running dispute http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/fujitsu-fight-over-gagging-of-reps/default.aspx tcm:11-32507 Thu, 5 Oct 2017 11:41:17 -0000 Concern for the future of Colman’s Mustard as Britvic closes its Norwich site Unite national officer Rhys McCarthy said: “The whole of Norfolk needs to come together to fight for the future of Colman’s Mustard that is so identified with Norwich - it is in the DNA of the city.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/concern-for-the-future-of-colmans-mustard-as-britvic-closes-its-norwich-site/default.aspx tcm:11-32474 Tue, 3 Oct 2017 12:05:17 -0000 Bromley council faces employment tribunal over allegations of victimisation of Unite rep The hearing at the Ashford employment tribunal, starting on Monday, stems from the council’s behaviour towards Kathy Smith, who firmly opposed the council’s mass privatisation agenda http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bromley-council-faces-employment-tribunal-over-allegations-of-victimisation-of-unite-rep/default.aspx tcm:11-32456 Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:57:29 -0000 Members to be balloted for strike action in ‘bucks, not burgers’ Gatwick baggage handling dispute Unite regional officer Jamie Major said: “Workers want bucks, not burgers; our members are not going to be palmed off with a few burnt sausages on a barbecue, instead of a pay rise." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/members-to-be-balloted-for-strike-action-in-bucks-not-burgers-gatwick-baggage-handling-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-32450 Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:40:39 -0000 Unite committed to reducing job losses at Marshall Group in Cambridge Unite, the UK’s largest union, has confirmed that it is committed to reducing as many job losses as possible at Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-committed-to-reducing-job-losses-at-marshall-group-in-cambridge/default.aspx tcm:11-32420 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:15:36 -0000 Black cab drivers praise for mayor of London over Uber decision We would urge the mayor of London and Transport for London to stand firm and continue to stand up for the safety of Londoners and the capital’s trusted cabbies.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/black-cab-drivers-praise-for-mayor-of-london-over-uber-decision/default.aspx tcm:11-32368 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:12:36 -0000 London bus controller strike off as deal reached A strike by London’s bus controllers scheduled for Friday (22 September) has been called off after last minute peace talks at Acas today (20 September) resulted in an increased pay offer being made and accepted. http://www.unitetheunion.org/london-bus-controller-strike-off-as-deal-reached/default.aspx tcm:11-32349 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:46:26 -0000 Fresh transport disruption expected as London bus controllers take further strike action The streets of London are facing disruption this Friday (22 September) as London’s bus controllers take further industrial action in a dispute over pay, Unite, the UK’s largest union has warned. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/fresh-transport-disruption-expected-as-london-bus-controllers-take-further-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-32312 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:29:46 -0000 The time is now Pete Kavanagh's column http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/londonandeastern/le-regional-secretarys-column/the-time-is-now/default.aspx tcm:11-32257 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Co-op Christmas deliveries under threat as Thurrock ‘disability sacking’ row escalates Unite’s 345 drivers at Thurrock are currently voting as to whether they wish to go to a full-scale industrial action ballot in defence of two sacked colleagues with disabilities http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/co-op-christmas-deliveries-under-threat-as-thurrock-disability-sacking-row-escalates/default.aspx tcm:11-32259 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:21:02 -0000 London bus workers to protest at City Hall over shocking conditions London bus drivers, will be demonstrating this Thursday (14 September) outside City Hall over the failure of Transport for London to require contractors to ensure bus drivers are treated decently at work. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/london-bus-workers-to-protest-at-city-hall-over-shocking-conditions/default.aspx tcm:11-32246 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:15:49 -0000 Union and industry unite to promote good tipping practice Tipping transparency moved a step closer today. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/union-and-industry-unite-to-promote-good-tipping-practice/default.aspx tcm:11-32207 Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:00:33 -0000 Unions demand urgent talks over British Airways pension closure “Both unions jointly demand urgent talks to discuss both the impact of this announcement, if a solution can be found and, if not, the consequences the airline may face.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unions-demand-urgent-talks-over-british-airways-pension-closure/default.aspx tcm:11-32194 Thu, 7 Sep 2017 16:27:06 -0000 Unite reaches deal with Bank of England In a victory for the workforce Unite members at the bank have voted to accept a deal and end the dispute which saw three days of strike action in August. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-reaches-deal-with-bank-of-england/default.aspx tcm:11-32154 Tue, 5 Sep 2017 12:06:28 -0000 Patient safety fears over instrument sterilisation moving 40 miles away About 60 jobs at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust are under threat, if the long-standing provider Steris fails in its appeal this week against losing the contract to IHSS which would relocate the service to Maidstone http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/patient-safety-fears-over-instrument-sterilisation-moving-40-miles-away/default.aspx tcm:11-32152 Tue, 5 Sep 2017 11:13:46 -0000 Unite warns London’s travelling public face safety and welfare challenges as TfL fails to plan for bank holiday strikes A failure by Transport for London (TfL) to put an effective contingency plan in place, when support staff take 48 hours strike action from 00:01hrs on Sunday 27 August, will create safety and welfare issues for drivers and passengers alike warned Britain’s largest union, Unite today (Friday 25 August). http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-londons-travelling-public-face-safety-and-welfare-challenges-as-tfl-fails-to-plan-for-bank-holiday-strikes/default.aspx tcm:11-32090 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:28:03 -0000 Bank holiday London bus chaos confirmed as talks fail London bus passengers face potentially severe disruption this weekend as peace talks, designed to resolve a pay dispute concerning support staff, broke up without agreement. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bank-holiday-london-bus-chaos-confirmed-as-talks-fail/default.aspx tcm:11-32075 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:36:48 -0000 Argos faces legal action over ‘illegal’ attempts to ‘strike bust’ Unite has evidence that Argos, Single Resource and Templine have been involved in what we believe is the illegal use of agency staff to break lawful industrial action. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/argos-faces-legal-action-over-attempts-to-strike-bust/default.aspx tcm:11-32070 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:03:16 -0000 Unite chief calls on British Airways to use ‘pause for peace’ to resolve cabin crew dispute Writing to BA boss Alex Cruz, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “You will be aware that we have not issued any further notice for strike action which will currently end on 30 August. This is in order to create a ‘pause for peace’ so that our respective teams can get around the table with a view to securing a mutually accepted resolution to the current dispute." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-chief-calls-on-british-airways-to-use-pause-for-peace-to-resolve-cabin-crew-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-32065 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:43:24 -0000 Warning of bus chaos for Notting Hill Carnival weekend as support staff to strike Unite, the UK’s largest union, is warning that bus passengers are facing widespread disruption across London over the August bank holiday weekend as key safety support staff, hold a 48 hour strike over pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bus-chaos-for-notting-hill-carnival-weekend-as-support-staff-to-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-31982 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:22:22 -0000 British Airways urged to enter talks or face mounting costs in cabin crew dispute Warning that its members remained as determined as ever, Unite called on the airline to use the money it was spending on ‘wet leasing’ aircraft from airlines such Qatar Airways to solve the dispute. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/ba-urged-to-enter-talks-or-face-mounting-costs-in-cabin-crew-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-31961 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:29:14 -0000 Low paid workers announce 25 more days of strike action at largest health trust in England “We urge Serco to get serious and address the scourge of low pay affecting the workforce who keep our hospitals safe and clean.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/low-paid-workers-announce-25-more-days-of-strike-action-at-largest-health-trust-in-england/default.aspx tcm:11-31946 Wed, 9 Aug 2017 15:07:35 -0000 Call for ‘strong’ industrial strategy, as Suffolk engineering firm announces closure with loss of 500 jobs Unite assistant general secretary for manufacturing Tony Burke said: “The news from Suffolk reinforces the need for a strong and robust industrial strategy to be activated immediately to secure these highly skilled manufacturing jobs so they remain in the UK rather than move to a low cost country." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/call-for-strong-industrial-strategy-as-suffolk-engineering-firm-announces-closure-with-loss-of-500-jobs/default.aspx tcm:11-31886 Fri, 4 Aug 2017 14:41:27 -0000 Unite calls on British Airways to hammer out a deal to avoid more August strikes Today sees the 58th strike day by mixed fleet cabin crew. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-on-british-airways-to-hammer-out-a-deal-to-avoid-more-august-strikes/default.aspx tcm:11-31883 Thu, 3 Aug 2017 11:52:14 -0000 Hospital workers, cabin crew and bank workers in ‘hat-trick’ of London protests Striking hospital workers, cabin crew and Bank of England staff will be coming together for a series of protests in London tomorrow (Thursday 3 August) to highlight their fight for better pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hospital-workers-cabin-crew-and-bank-workers-in-hat-trick-of-london-protests/default.aspx tcm:11-31873 Wed, 2 Aug 2017 14:08:24 -0000 Argos customers face disruption, as workers gear up to strike in redundancy payments row The four sites at Basildon, Bridgwater, Castleford and Heywood , covered by the employer/union national forum, will be joined on strike by workers at the Barton Business Park, Burton-on-Trent - the three week strike starts on 15 August. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/argos-customers-face-disruption/default.aspx tcm:11-31869 Wed, 2 Aug 2017 11:20:01 -0000 Striking workers from Barts to stage protest outside Serco investors meeting Unite regional officer Ruth Hydon: “We hope Serco’s investors will urge the company to resolve this dispute across four London hospitals." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/striking-workers-from-barts-stage-protest-outside-serco-investors-meeting/default.aspx tcm:11-31871 Wed, 2 Aug 2017 09:37:16 -0000 Bank of England staff start pay strike The union has called on the governor of the bank, Mark Carney to personally intervene to settle this long-running dispute for the sake of the stability of the bank and the interests of its committed workforce. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bank-of-england-staff-start-pay-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-31859 Tue, 1 Aug 2017 08:00:29 -0000 Lessons must be learned from Crossrail tragedy Unite, the UK’s largest construction union, is calling on major contractors to urgently learn the lessons from the death of Rene Tkacik on the Crossrail project. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/lessons-must-be-learned-from-crossrail-tragedy/default.aspx tcm:11-31829 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:05:06 -0000 Bank of England strike - photo call - amended date Staff at the Bank of England will start a three day strike on Tuesday 1 August 2017. The strikers will be holding a demonstration outside the bank’s London office at 10am on Tuesday (1 August) to mark the start of the strike over pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bank-of-england-strike-commences---photo-call-amended-date/default.aspx tcm:11-31827 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:09:27 -0000 Bank of England strike - photo call advance notice Protestors will be wearing masks of Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England and holding placards and flags – ‘Bank of England staff want fair pay’. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bank-of-england-strike---photo-call-advance-notice/default.aspx tcm:11-31806 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:53:00 -0000 Unite and pladis in UK set ‘gold standard’ for apprenticeship training Unite and pladis, the global biscuit and confectionery company behind the iconic McVitie’s brand, are pleased to announce the signing of an Engineering Apprenticeship Agreement in the UK. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-and-pladis-in-uk-set-gold-standard-for-apprenticeship-training/default.aspx tcm:11-31794 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:14:01 -0000 Unite rep wins national TUC union learning award Congratulations due to Danny Davis http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/londonandeastern/londoneasternnews/unite-rep-wins-national-tuc-union-learning-award/default.aspx tcm:11-31762 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:54:10 -0000 Low paid workers begin a two week strike across four London hospitals Pressure is growing on the private contractor Serco as hundreds of low paid workers at Barts Health NHS Trust prepare for a two week strike from tomorrow in their continuing fight against low pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/low-paid-workers-begin-a-two-week-strike-across-four-london-hospitals/default.aspx tcm:11-31755 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:26:43 -0000 GSK announces change in investment strategy that threatens UK job losses, warns Unite Unite national officer for the pharmaceutical industry Tony Devlin said: “We will be meeting with the UK senior management next week to discuss the reasons behind this announcement which has come as a significant blow for Unite members." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/gsk-announces-change-in-investment-strategy-that-threatens-uk-job-losses-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-31711 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:50:06 -0000 Cash boost call for mental health nursing by Unite Unite calls on the government to reverse the cuts to mental health nursing as the Care Quality Commission (CQC) report finds that 25 per cent of core mental health services need to improve. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/cash-boost-call-for-mental-health-nursing-by-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-31707 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:37:26 -0000 British Airways cabin crew extend strike action by a further two weeks Oliver Richardson said: “Attempts by British Airways to bribe cabin crew into not striking with a £250 bung represent a crude attempt to sow division and will ultimately fail. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/british-airways-cabin-crew-extend-strike-action-by-a-further-two-weeks/default.aspx tcm:11-31705 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:23:26 -0000 Campaigners march to save Medway children’s centres ahead of crunch vote “Councillors need to resist short-term cuts and look at the wider and long-term impact that cutting a vital lifeline will have on families.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/campaigners-march-to-save-medway-childrens-centres-ahead-of-crunch-vote/default.aspx tcm:11-31693 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:46:09 -0000 Unite backs call to drive up standards and tackle safety on London’s buses “Unite has long been calling for action to be taken to alleviate stress and fatigue on London’s buses and welcomes the London Assembly transport committee’s report. It cannot be allowed to gather dust and its recommendations overlooked or ignored." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-backs-call-to-drive-up-standards-and-tackle-safety-on-londons-buses/default.aspx tcm:11-31681 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:02:21 -0000