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 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 Unite Scotland blasts CITB sell-off as 'outsourcing fire sale.' Unite Scotland declares CITB sell-off 'a short-sighted fire sale' which threatens the future of industry training in Scotland. Unite blasts the “weasel words” of CITB chief executive as “a betrayal”. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-scotland-blasts-citb-sell-off-as-outsourcing-fire-sale/default.aspx tcm:11-33728 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:35:48 -0000 Unite backs Westminster bid to outlaw unpaid 'trial' shifts SNP MP Stewart McDonald is putting forward a Private Members' Bill to make unpaid so called trial shifts illegal. Unite is backing the bid to change the gray area of the law which allows this practice at present. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-backs-westminster-bid-to-outlaw-unpaid-trialshifts/default.aspx tcm:11-33673 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:16:45 -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 Unite scores a marvellous goal with Vale under 21s Unite Scotland's West Dunbartonshire Council branch has discovered a new way of engaging with your people - Vale of Leven under 21s now have Unite emblazoned on their new strips. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-scores-a-marvellous-goal-with-vale-under-21s/default.aspx tcm:11-33621 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:59:56 -0000 Unite vows to save jobs and fight 2 Sisters site closures Unite said it would leave no stone unturned in the fight to save jobs and avert the closure of three poultry plants after 2 Sisters Food Group announced plans to close its Cambuslang site in Scotland and the Smethwick and Wolverhampton sites http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-vows-to-save-jobs/default.aspx tcm:11-33591 Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:16:35 -0000 Unite says RBS 'reprieve' is only a 'stay of execution' On 6th February RBS announced a U turn on its branch closure programme. 10 branches are to be reprieved for the rest of the year. Unite says what now for the other 57 facing the axe. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-says-rbs-reprieve-is-a-stay-of-execution/default.aspx tcm:11-33571 Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:00:01 -0000 Margaret Burns reaches 100 - and 70 years a union member. On 23 January Margaret Burns got a birthday card from the Queen congratulating her on her 100th birthday. She also got her 70 years badge from the union! http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/margaret-burns-100---70-years-a-union-member/default.aspx tcm:11-33505 Thu, 1 Feb 2018 11:41:50 -0000 Unite says Carillion breached redundancy notice obligations Unite Scotland says it is set to take legal action after Carillion breached redundancy notice obligations http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-says-carillion-breached-redundancy-notice-obligations/default.aspx tcm:11-33309 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:25:22 -0000 Unite accuses Glasgow council company of strike-breaking Glasgow Life is an arms length company owned by Glasgow City Council. Glasgow Life is using sub-contractors as scab labour to break industrial action by Unite on pay allowances. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-accuse-glasgow-council-company-of-strike-breaking/default.aspx tcm:11-33206 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Unite Scotland blasts blacklisters on Day of Action Unite construction members in Scotland protested against the continuation of blacklisting in Edinburgh on December 6th - the union national day of action. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-scotland-blasts-blacklisters-on-day-of-action/default.aspx tcm:11-33065 Thu, 7 Dec 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Unite criticises RBS chiefs as "morally bankrupt" RBS to close 1 in 3 branches in Scotland, including 13 places where it is the "last bank in town". Unite describes the decision as "morally bankrupt". http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-criticises-rbs-chiefs-as-morally-bankrupt/default.aspx tcm:11-33020 Mon, 4 Dec 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Mass demo called to support BiFab workers Thursday 16th Unite and GMB in Scotland call for a mass demo to support the BiFab workers. STUC urges all workers to march and rally on Thursday 16th http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-and-gmb-call-for-mass-demo-for-bifab-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-32845 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Workers at BiFab to stage ‘work-in’ to save 1400 jobs. Workers at BiFab to stage ‘work-in’ to save 1400 jobs. Unite Scotland says Dutch contractor seems to be holding the Scottish yards to ransom in a dispute over costs. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/workers-stage-work-in-at-bifab-yards/default.aspx tcm:11-32833 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Unite leader says a tax on wealth, not just income, is the only way to reduce inequality Unite's Scotland's leader welcomes new debate on income tax in Scotland but argues that the only way to reduce inequality is with a wealth tax on the rich. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-scotlands-pat-rafferty-calls-for-wealth-tax/default.aspx tcm:11-32759 Mon, 6 Nov 2017 11:17:16 -0000 Pat Rafferty hails success of Unite Scotland conference The Unite Scotland Conference agenda gave an indication of Unite’s standing in every area of the Scottish economy and beyond that the union’s presence in Scottish society as a whole. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/pat-rafferty-hails-success-of-unite-scottish-conference/default.aspx tcm:11-32737 Thu, 2 Nov 2017 12:53:22 -0000 Hospitality industry’s exploitative work practices revealed to MPs Unite’s officer for the hospitality industry in Scotland Bryan Simpson, will warn that the hotel chain could be in breach of the minimum wage because salaried workers are regularly having to work over 20 hours in unpaid overtime. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hospitality-industrys-exploitative-work-practices-revealed-to-mps/default.aspx tcm:11-32712 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:16:40 -0000 Scotland's jobs top the agenda at Unite conference Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leo Gerrard, leader of powerful US steelworkers' union, Richard Leonard MSP confirmed as speakers http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/scotlands-jobs-top-the-agenda-at-unite-conference/default.aspx tcm:11-32635 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:47:13 -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 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 Unite reiterates call to ground Super Pumas “Without all the details being fully known in the Norwegian tragedy Unite believes the decision by Airbus to reintroduce the Super Pumas is not only premature but potentially jeopardises confidence in the offshore helicopter health and safety system." http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-reiterates-call-to-ground-super-pumas/default.aspx tcm:11-32497 Wed, 4 Oct 2017 12:46:36 -0000 Navy faces ‘choppy waters’ as tug boat crew to vote on strike action in pay dispute Unite national officer Bobby Morton said: “If our members vote for strike action it will create choppy waters industrially and be highly disruptive as naval vessels need the tugs to help navigate them to open water." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/navy-faces-choppy-waters/default.aspx tcm:11-32489 Wed, 4 Oct 2017 09:54:12 -0000 NuStar workers to resume industrial action NuStar fuel terminal workers to take strike action over company refusal to negotiate to end 9 month dispute. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/nustar-workers-to-resume-industrial-action/default.aspx tcm:11-32356 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:40:42 -0000 Unite backs Leonard in Labour leadership race On Wednesday 20 September Unite Scotland's Scottish Executive decided to nominate Richard Leonard MSP in Labour leadership contest. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-scotland-backs-richard-leonard-in-labour-leadership-contest/default.aspx tcm:11-32346 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:04:18 -0000 Top Pay exposes 'monumental greed' Unite Scottish Secretary, Pat Rafferty, says top pay 'a monument to greed' http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/top-pay-exposes-monumental-greed/default.aspx tcm:11-32342 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:28:05 -0000 'Strike ahoy’ at new carrier’s Portsmouth base, warns Unite Unite warned of choppy waters ahead if Serco Marine Services, which employs the 350 tug boat crew at Greenock, Faslane, Kyle in Scotland, Devonport and Portsmouth, don’t increase its ‘derisory’ pay offer http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/strike-ahoy-at-new-carriers-portsmouth-base/default.aspx tcm:11-32269 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:26:55 -0000 Unite Scotland to go to official arbitration for union re-instatement at Ineos chemicals plant at Grangemouth Howard Beckett said "The workforce have spoken. They say they want Unite to represent them. They say that they want the union re-instated. The company has to listen to its own workforce." http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-scotland-to-go-to-official-arbitration-for-union-re-instatement-at-ineos-chemicals-plant-at-grangemouth/default.aspx tcm:11-32169 Tue, 5 Sep 2017 16:29:27 -0000 Unite comment on the resignation of Kezia Dugdale as Scottish Labour leader Unite's Scottish secretary Pat Rafferty said: "We thank Kezia for the work she has done to contribute to the Scottish labour movement and the party in Scotland, and wish her very well in all she does in the future." http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-comment-on-resignation-of-kezia-dugdale-as-scottish-labour-leader/default.aspx tcm:11-32116 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 09:51:03 -0000 Edinburgh city council backs Fair Fringe campaign We're asking all venues to sign-up to our Fair Fringe charter to ensure staff are given proper contracts, the breaks that they are entitled to and a wage they can live on. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/edinburgh-city-council-backs-fair-fringe-campaign/default.aspx tcm:11-32087 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:46:40 -0000 Rogue employers forced to pay back unpaid wages Unite Scottish secretary Pat Rafferty calls the list of rogue employers a “Dickensian disgrace” and urges the low paid to join his union. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/rogue-employers-forced-to-pay-back-unpaid-wages/default.aspx tcm:11-32072 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:38:22 -0000 Unite raises serious safety concerns after ban on Airbus Superpuma is lifted Unite will continue to work with all stakeholders in the UKCS who have a responsibility for health and safety in the Oil and Gas sector to ensure the highest safety standards are upheld and that commercial pressure and profit will not come before workers' safety. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-raises-serious-safety-concerns-after-ban-on-airbus-superpuma-is-lifted/default.aspx tcm:11-31991 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:22:34 -0000 RBS announces 40 per cent cut in permanent IT staff "This British-taxpayer funded bank should be concentrating on investing in jobs here in the UK, rather than wholesale cuts.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/rbs-announces-40-per-cent-cut-in-permanent-it-staff/default.aspx tcm:11-31989 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:34:17 -0000 Unite Scotland joins forces with campaign groups and Fringe workers to launch #FairFringe campaign The #FairFringe campaign aims to improve the wages and working conditions of staff working at the Edinburgh Fringe. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-scotland-joins-forces-to-launch-fair-fringe-campaign/default.aspx tcm:11-31893 Mon, 7 Aug 2017 15:14:57 -0000 Unite asks Pernod Ricard CEO to intervene as more strikes dates announced Unite has repeatedly urged Chivas Regal to implement the harmonisation of pay and conditions with immediate effect. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-asks-pernod-ricard-ceo-to-intervene-as-more-strikes-dates-announced/default.aspx tcm:11-31891 Fri, 4 Aug 2017 15:18:52 -0000 Alliance Healthcare workers strike over £35,000 pension loss “The derisory £200 one-off payment to settle the dispute was overwhelmingly rejected. However, Unite remains committed to resolving this dispute, if the company removes these barriers and engages in meaningful negotiations which address our legitimate demands.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/alliance-healthcare-workers-strike-over-35000-pension-loss/default.aspx tcm:11-31866 Tue, 1 Aug 2017 16:43:01 -0000 Marine Scotland seafarers set to strike over pay cut Action follows a collapse in negotiations with the Scottish government. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/marine-scotland-seafarers-set-to-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-31861 Tue, 1 Aug 2017 10:51:18 -0000 NuStar workers strike over intimidation and bullying NuStar fuel terminal workers based in Clydebank are set to take industrial action over claims of imposition and intimidation by company management. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/nustar-workers-strike-over-intimidation-and-bullying/default.aspx tcm:11-31841 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:21:39 -0000 Unite launches consultative ballot at Lothian Buses over bullying Unite members at Lothian Buses will hold a consultative ballot for industrial action following concerns over bullying and harassment. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-launches-consultative-ballot-at-lothian-buses/default.aspx tcm:11-31839 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:10:27 -0000 Unite highlights ‘gross’ wage disparities at Chivas Unite has repeatedly urged the company to implement the harmonisation of pay and conditions with immediate effect. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-scotland-highlights-gross-wage-disparities-at-chivas/default.aspx tcm:11-31851 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:06:01 -0000 Unite celebrates court victory and calls for devolution of employment law Unite Scottish Secretary Pat Rafferty said: "What this judicial decision does is highlight the fact we cannot rely nor trust a Conservative Government to be on the side of working people." http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-celebrates-court-victory-and-calls-for-devolution-of-employment-law/default.aspx tcm:11-31804 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:52:11 -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 serves notice of official strike action at Chivas Kilmalid The UK’s largest union has accused whisky makers at Chivas Kilmalid in Dumbarton of ignoring the voice of its workforce as it announced a day’s strike action on 7 August http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-serves-notice-of-official-strike-action-at-chivas-kilmalid/default.aspx tcm:11-31760 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:53:46 -0000 Unite says Scottish Labour Party’s industrial strategy offers progressive vision for jobs Unite Scotland today welcomed the launch of the Scottish Labour Party’s industrial strategy for Scotland as a long overdue foundation for developing practical plans and initiatives to protect and increase quality jobs. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-says-scottish-labour-partys-industrial-strategy-offers-progressive-vision-for-jobs/default.aspx tcm:11-31540 Thu, 6 Jul 2017 14:52:23 -0000 We must never forget the lessons of Piper Alpha, says Unite It is 29 years since the Piper Alpha tragedy which killed 167 workers in the North Sea. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/we-must-never-forget-the-lessons-of-piper-alpha-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-31532 Thu, 6 Jul 2017 11:12:08 -0000 Unite offshore catering members to be balloted on strike action “Our members provide an invaluable service offshore including providing emergency cover for no extra payment. They are understandably frustrated about the way they are being taken for granted and undervalued. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-offshore-catering-members-to-be-balloted-on-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-31435 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:32:13 -0000 Unite raises concerns over crisis in ambulance service that is putting lives at risk Unite is concerned that the failure to provide core cover will lead to a issues around patient safety. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-raises-concerns-over-crisis-in-ambulance-service-that-is-putting-lives-at-risk/default.aspx tcm:11-31429 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:47:20 -0000 Workers at Chivas vote for strike after rejection of pay deal Members of Scotland’s largest union, Unite, have voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action following the breakdown of talks at Acas. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/workers-at-chivas-vote-for-strike-after-rejection-of-pay-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-31427 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:31:56 -0000 Unite calls LBG decision to cut 340 Scottish jobs “unjustified” Unite has said that the scale of job losses and restructuring announced today by the bank across Scotland is astonishing and unjustified. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-lbg-decision-to-cut-340-scottish-jobs-unjustified/default.aspx tcm:11-31395 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:40:47 -0000 Unite calls on Holyrood to support charter for workers’ rights Unite to launch Fair Hospitality campaign on Thursday 15 June http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-on-holyrood-to-support-charter-for-workers-rights/default.aspx tcm:11-31330 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:23:10 -0000 Unite hold talks at Acas in attempt to stop strike action at Chivas Drinks giant Chivas has agreed to take part in talks at Acas following workers’ rejection of a ‘derisory’ pay offer from the company. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-hold-talks-at-acas-in-attempt-to-stop-strike-action-at-chivas/default.aspx tcm:11-31325 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:07:56 -0000