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 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 Hospitality bosses told to ‘smell the coffee’ on low pay by Unite Bosses in the hospitality and tourism industry, attending tomorrow's British Hospitality Association annual summit, will be told to ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ in relation to the low pay and exploitative practices in their sectors. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hospitality-bosses-told-to-smell-the-coffee/default.aspx tcm:11-31254 Mon, 5 Jun 2017 15:29:14 -0000 Unite criticises derisory pay offer at Chivas “Our members at these sites are proud of the work they do and the tradition of the Chivas brand, but this offer completely ignores the contribution our members make to the success of Chivas. They deserve a pay rise that recognises their commitment and hard work but also delivers a fair share of the profits.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-criticises-derisory-pay-offer-at-chivas/default.aspx tcm:11-31256 Thu, 1 Jun 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Unite welcomes Scottish parliament motion calling for improvements in worker’s rights For Unite and the Better Than Zero campaign this should mean an end to zero hours contracts, the payment of the real living wage and unfettered access to organise workers; conditions which are included within Unite’s Hospitality Charter. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-welcomes-scottish-parliament-motion-calling-for-improvements-in-workers-rights/default.aspx tcm:11-31228 Wed, 31 May 2017 13:41:45 -0000 Unite condemns the decision by NHS Borders to withdraw mental health service for young people in schools Unite regional officer Lyn Turner said: “This decision makes no sense whatsoever to people who care about vulnerable young people." http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-condemns-the-decision-by-nhs-borders-to-withdraw-mental-health-service-for-young-people-in-schools/default.aspx tcm:11-31212 Wed, 31 May 2017 12:59:14 -0000 FM told to oppose using Royal Navy to break potential strike Unite the union has called on Nicola Sturgeon to rule out using the Royal Navy to break a potential strike by fishery patrol workers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/fm-told-to-oppose-using-royal-navy-to-break-potential-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-31065 Tue, 16 May 2017 10:42:57 -0000 Unite accuses Chivas Brothers of ‘disrespect’ to workers Unite the union has accused whisky giant Chivas Brothers of ‘disrespect’ to workers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/union-accuses-chivas-of-disrespect-to-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-31057 Mon, 15 May 2017 11:35:37 -0000 Five more Fujitsu strike days in ‘1,800 job loss’ dispute Unite activists will also be protesting outside the Regional Business Technology Expo – another venue for Fujitsu’s clients - at London’s Olympia on Monday between 09.00-14.00 http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/five-more-fujitsu-strike-days-in-1800-job-loss-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-30956 Fri, 5 May 2017 12:48:32 -0000 Unite reiterates call to Ineos to work ‘constructively’ with union after gas leak “Public safety, not union-busting, has to be the company’s priority." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-reiterates-call-to-ineos-to-work-constructively-with-union-after-gas-leak/default.aspx tcm:11-30905 Tue, 2 May 2017 16:56:29 -0000 Unite accuses drinks giant of threatening workers Unite the union has accused drinks giant Diageo of planning to move work out of Scotland just to threaten workers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-accuses-drinks-giant-of-threatening-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-30840 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:22:47 -0000 Unite serves notice of official OCA strike ballot The biggest offshore union has accused employers of ‘spin over substance’, as it took another step towards industrial action. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-serves-notice-of-official-oca-strike-ballot/default.aspx tcm:11-30831 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:59:04 -0000 Unite brings miners' strike play to Scotland Members of Unite the union have come together to help create a special Scottish tour for a critically-acclaimed play based on the events of the Miners’ Strike. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-brings-miners-play-to-scotland/default.aspx tcm:11-30826 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:51:46 -0000 Unite says ambulance funding will not fix crisis Unite the union says funding from the Scottish Government to support paramedics will not address the fundamental crisis in the ambulance service. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-says-ambulance-funding-will-not-fix-crisis/default.aspx tcm:11-30808 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:22:01 -0000