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 members ignored as auditors appointed to review RBS branch closures Unite is disappointed that it has not been included in the list of stakeholders that Johnston Carmichael will engage with over the final decision on whether these branches will remain open. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-members-ignored-as-auditors-appointed-to-review-rbs-branch-closures/default.aspx tcm:11-34645 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:29:26 -0000 Excellent pay deal for workers at Rosyth dockyard “Union reps at Rosyth Dockyard have negotiated an excellent pay deal" http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/excellent-pay-deal-for-workers-at-rosyth-dockyard/default.aspx tcm:11-34633 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:18:18 -0000 Unite ballots offshore members at Total E&P The proposal to enforce three week shift rotas is also completely unacceptable. No one should be expected to work 21 days in a row, working 12 hour shifts, being pushed to the limits of what is safe mentally and physically. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-ballots-offshore-members-at-total-ep/default.aspx tcm:11-34647 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:50:55 -0000 Unite's dispute at Mahle ends after 6.5 per cent pay award over two years Unite has successfully secured a significant pay rise. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unites-dispute-with-mahle-ends/default.aspx tcm:11-34600 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:37:39 -0000 Unite calls for 'strategic state support' in oil and gas industry Unite has repeatedly criticised offshore oil and gas companies for using the recent downturn to impose regressive working practices across the North Sea. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-call-for-strategic-state-support-in-oil-and-gas-industry/default.aspx tcm:11-34569 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:52:50 -0000 Unite reacts to first minister's statement on NHS pay “It is disappointing that we were unable to take this offer to our members for consideration prior to the statement by the first minister." http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-reacts-to-first-ministers-statement-on-nhs-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-34596 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 08:15:29 -0000 Unite members at East Dunbartonshire Council vote for industrial action Unite the Union has today announced that its membership at East Dunbartonshire Council have resoundingly voted for industrial action. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-members-at-east-dunbartonshire-council-vote-for-industrial-action/default.aspx tcm:11-34548 Wed, 6 Jun 2018 11:20:45 -0000 Unite reaction to news of fatality at Bearsden Station Unite the union is Scotland's largest trade union in the construction industry. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-reaction-to-news-of-fatality-at-bearsden-station/default.aspx tcm:11-34528 Tue, 5 Jun 2018 15:51:26 -0000 Unite demands government intervention to support construction sector Unite Scotland has today called for the Scottish Government to legislate on the mounting challenges facing the nation’s construction sector. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-demands-government-intervention-to-support-construction-sector/default.aspx tcm:11-34503 Mon, 4 Jun 2018 16:53:24 -0000 Statement by Scot Walker, Unite Convenor, 2 Sisters Food Group, Cambuslang Following 2 Sisters Food Group announcement of the potential closure of the Cambuslang site, Unite the union sought to put forward various proposals as an alternative to closure. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/statement-by-scot-walker-unite-convenor-2-sisters-food-group-cambuslang/default.aspx tcm:11-34499 Mon, 4 Jun 2018 14:01:37 -0000 Unite Scotland slams Young’s over ‘premeditated and ruthless’ closure Unite Scotland has condemned the closure of Young’s Pinneys sea food factory following a 45 day consultation. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-scotland-slams-youngs/default.aspx tcm:11-34594 Fri, 1 Jun 2018 17:15:29 -0000 Unite wins improvements for Edinburgh Festival Fringe workers Unite Scotland has today welcomed Edinburgh City Council commitment to fair work through the introduction of its Festival Workers Welfare commitment. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-wins-improvements-for-edinburgh-festival-fringe-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-34489 Fri, 1 Jun 2018 16:03:28 -0000 Unite members at Mahle commence strike action over pay Strike action will commence today at Mahle after a breakdown in pay negotiations which started in December 2017. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-members-at-mahle-commence-strike-action-over-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-34478 Thu, 31 May 2018 14:44:17 -0000 Unite gives evidence to Scottish parliament ahead of RBS AGM protest Unite Scotland believes that the scheduled closures of RBS banks will have a huge impact on communities http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-gives-evidence-to-scottish-parliament-ahead-of-rbs-agm-protest/default.aspx tcm:11-34438 Tue, 29 May 2018 11:31:07 -0000 Unite Reacts to BP Job Losses Unite the union has today reacted to 540 job losses announced by BP. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-reaction-to-bp-job-losses/default.aspx tcm:11-34513 Tue, 22 May 2018 17:15:29 -0000 CITB workers launch petition to save Scottish construction skills training Members of Unite, the UK’s largest union, employed by the Construction Industry Training Boards (CITB) have launched a petition to reverse a decision which would end unique construction skills training in Scotland. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/citb-workers-launch-petition-to-save-scottish-construction-skills-training/default.aspx tcm:11-34245 Thu, 3 May 2018 10:45:29 -0000 Unite Scotland condemns the closure of Young’s Pinneys seafood factory Unite calls on the Scottish and UK governments to consult with Youngs Pinneys on the plans for closure and determine whether the claims of financial insustainability stands up. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-scotland-condemns-the-closure-of-youngs-pinneys-sea-food-factory/default.aspx tcm:11-34450 Wed, 4 Apr 2018 16:47:51 -0000 Unite disputes 'human error' tag in Sikorsky accident report Unite Scotland disputes ‘human error’ tag in Sikorsky Report and media coverage. Union argues that the cut-throat profit motives in the North Sea are a major issue. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-disputes-human-error-tag-in-sikorsky-accident-report/default.aspx tcm:11-33966 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:11:32 -0000 Unite fears new company at Waverley will use same old rip-off 'umbrella' companies Unite calls on the likely new contractor, Story Rail, on the Waverley station project, to work with the union to end the disgrace of umbrella company rip-off contracts. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-scotland-fears-new-contractors-at-waverley-will-use-the-same-old-rip-off-umbrella-companies/default.aspx tcm:11-33943 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:02:16 -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 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 pledges fight to stop Cambuslang Two Sisters plant closure “The company says there are problems with the ageing plant. That’s hardly a surprise. I’ve worked there for 30 years and there hasn’t been a brass farthing spent on the place in any real sense for decades. You might say it looks like those particular chickens are coming home to roost.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-pledges-fight-to-stop-cambuslang-two-sisters-plant-closure/default.aspx tcm:11-34452 Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:21:07 -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