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 vows to fight to save manufacturing at BAE Brough factory Unite, the UK’s largest union, will reassert its determination to ensure that manufacturing continues at the BAE factory in Brough, East Yorkshire, tomorrow (Thursday 9 November). http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-vows-to-fight-to-save-manufacturing-at-bae-brough-factory/default.aspx tcm:11-32786 Wed, 8 Nov 2017 14:09:23 -0000 New defence secretary urged to back UK defence workers Steve Turner said: “The new defence secretary Gavin Williamson needs to commit to supporting UK defence workers and spending the UK’s defence budget in Britain to support UK jobs." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/new-defence-secretary-urged-to-back-uk-defence-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-32739 Thu, 2 Nov 2017 14:52:29 -0000 MPs and ministers urged to 'back UK defence industry' as BAE workers get set to lobby parliament Unite reps from BAE sites including Brough, Warton and Samlesbury in the north west and Portsmouth in the south will be attending the lobby under the banner 'Back UK defence workers.' http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/mps-and-ministers-urged-to-back-uk-defence-industry-as-bae-workers-lobby-parliament/default.aspx tcm:11-32652 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:18:50 -0000 Unite warns there can be ‘no room for complacency’ over Bombardier Airbus deal Government must step up pressure on Boeing to ensure the withdrawal of ‘crushing’ tariffs on Bombardier’s C-series passenger jet. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-there-can-be-no-room-for-complacency-over-bombardier-airbus-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-32608 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:55:12 -0000 Unite activists from Rolls Royce and Toyota lobby MPs on Brexit concerns Members of Unite, the UK’s largest union, are lobbying MPs today (October 17) for a ‘jobs first Brexit’ and certainty so that long-term investment decisions can be made. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-activists-from-rolls-royce-and-toyota-lobby-mps-on-brexit-concerns/default.aspx tcm:11-32605 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:18:06 -0000 Northern Ireland Bombardier workers to urge MPs to defend UK manufacturing jobs Steve Turner said: “The British government has a duty to defend UK manufacturing jobs against the bullying behaviour of Boeing." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/northern-ireland-bombardier-workers-to-urge-mps-to-defend-uk-manufacturing-jobs/default.aspx tcm:11-32552 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:19:15 -0000 Unite vows to fight ‘devastatingly short sighted' BAE job losses Unite warned that the move would harm UK manufacturing and deprive communities across the UK of decent well paid jobs into the future. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-vows-to-fight-devastatingly-short-sighted-bae-job-losses/default.aspx tcm:11-32549 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:16:01 -0000 UK government must commit to new fighter jets to secure defence capability and jobs The call from Britain’s biggest defence union, comes amid reports that BAE Systems is planning to cut over 1,000 jobs because of a slowdown in the production of the Typhoon fighter jet. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/uk-government-must-commit-to-new-fighter-jets-to-secure-defence-capability-and-jobs/default.aspx tcm:11-32540 Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:11:07 -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 Union recognition pays off for Macclesfield workers Phil Allman, Unite regional officer, said: “The influence of Unite the union on the Macclesfield factory meant workers secured a good pay deal and got more holiday pay. Union recognition is a big boost for the workforce." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/union-recognition-pays-off-for-macclesfield-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-32493 Wed, 4 Oct 2017 09:16:21 -0000 Prime minister more absorbed in managing Tory squabbling than sorting out Bombardier, warns Unite Unite accused prime minister Theresa May of acting ‘discourteously’ and being more absorbed in trying to manage her squabbling Tory party than finding a ‘fair and urgent solution’ to the crisis facing Bombardier and over 4,200 of its Belfast employees. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/prime-minister-more-absorbed-in-managing-tory-squabbling-than-sorting-out-bombardier-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-32466 Mon, 2 Oct 2017 16:07:46 -0000 Prime minister must act urgently to secure Bombardier jobs, says Unite “Prime minister Theresa May has talked tough on Boeing, but now needs to personally intervene with the company and use this relationship to make sure fair trade prevails." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/prime-minister-must-act-urgently-to-secure-bombardier-jobs-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-32437 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:34:52 -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 Unite warns Bombardier workers “are holding their breath” in Boeing corporate bullying dispute Tony Burke said: “We call upon the British and Canadian governments to meet with Boeing to resolve this crisis.“ http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-bombardier-workers-are-holding-their-breath-in-boeing-corporate-bullying-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-32408 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:54:30 -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 demands Boeing ends its ‘corporate bullying’ in Bombardier planes dispute Unite, the UK’s largest union has demanded that Boeing ‘ends its corporate bullying’ and the UK government stands up for manufacturing jobs after the company lodged claims of ‘price dumping’ with the US Department of Commerce, in a case concerning Bombardier’s Cseries airliners. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-demands-boeing-ends-its-corporate-bullying-in-bombardier-planes-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-32251 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:01:10 -0000 UK government urged to secure shipbuilding’s future following carrier naming ceremony Praising the skills and professionalism of the UK’s shipbuilders, Unite urged ministers to expand the government's national shipbuilding strategy by committing to build the next generation of naval support ships in an alliance of UK shipyards. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/secure-shipbuildings-future-following-carrier-naming-ceremony/default.aspx tcm:11-32200 Fri, 8 Sep 2017 12:34:14 -0000 UK government urged to broaden scope of shipbuilding strategy and give guarantees on British steel Calling on the government to guarantee that Royal Navy ships are built using British steel, Unite urged the government to commit to building the next generation of naval support ships in an alliance of UK shipyards. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-urged-to-broaden-scope-of-shipbuilding-strategy-and-give-guarantees-on-british-steel/default.aspx tcm:11-32176 Wed, 6 Sep 2017 10:23:02 -0000 AWE workers welcome successful settlement in long-running dispute Unite said its 800 members had accepted a four per cent pay deal for each of the next three years and enhanced allowances, in return for dropping its campaign for reinstatement to the Ministry of Defence pension scheme http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/awe-workers-welcome-successful-settlement-in-long-running-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-32162 Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:23:38 -0000 Post-Brexit industrial strategy needs ‘flesh on the bones’, says Unite Unite assistant general secretary for manufacturing Tony Burke said: “While Greg Clark’s announcement on battery technology is a step in the right direction, he needs to pick up the pace on formulating concrete policies on the long-promised industrial strategy." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/post-brexit-industrial-strategy-needs-flesh-on-the-bones-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-31753 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:44:03 -0000 Unite hails Rolls-Royce workforce as engine maker announces multi-million pound investment Britain’s largest union, Unite hailed the pivotal role played by its Rolls-Royce shop stewards and members in securing a new large engine test bed facility after the engine maker announced it was investing £150 million in its plants in Derby, Hucknall and Annesley in the East Midlands. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-hails-rolls-royce-workforce-as-engine-maker-announces-multi-million-pound-investment/default.aspx tcm:11-31452 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:15:43 -0000 AWE workers to strike for 12 more days, as Trident programme is ‘disrupted’ Unite regional officer Bob Middleton said: “We know that our members’ action has caused serious disruption to the production of the Trident warheads." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/awe-workers-to-strike-for-12-more-days-as-trident-programme-is-disrupted/default.aspx tcm:11-31359 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:00:07 -0000 Industrial action to take off at south west wing-makers Members of Unite, the UK’s largest union, employed at GKN Aerospace Services Ltd (Western Approach), will begin industrial action next week in a dispute over pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/industrial-action-takes-off-at-south-west-wing-makers/default.aspx tcm:11-31109 Thu, 18 May 2017 08:59:26 -0000 Rolls Royce 17 per cent three year pay deal at Rotherham hailed by Unite Unite regional officer Doug Patterson said: “While small in number in terms of the workforce, it is one of the largest deals RR has agreed in recent years." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/rolls-royce-17-per-cent-three-year-pay-deal-at-rotherham-hailed-by-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-30946 Thu, 4 May 2017 13:29:58 -0000 Unions and industry in united call for post-Brexit trade remedies Industrial groups and trade unions have come together in a call for strong post-Brexit action against dumped imports. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unions-and-industry-in-united-call-for-post-brexit-trade-remedies/default.aspx tcm:11-30909 Wed, 3 May 2017 11:53:42 -0000 Unite takes action against diesel fumes ‘time bomb’ A major new initiative to protect workers from the ticking time bomb caused by exposure to diesel fumes has been launched today (Friday 28 April) by Unite, the UK’s largest union. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-take-action-against-diesel-fumes-time-bomb/default.aspx tcm:11-30875 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:45:54 -0000 Unite voices disappointment at the failure to resolve dispute at Nuclear bases Unite has expressed disappointment and frustration that their attempt at reaching a resolution to the on-going industrial dispute at Faslane and Coulport nuclear bases has been scuppered by managements refusal to listen to our members concerns. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-voices-disappointment-at-the-failure-to-resolve-dispute-at-nuclear-bases/default.aspx tcm:11-30591 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:33:27 -0000 Unite general secretary backs nuclear base workers Unite general secretary Len McCluskey is meeting with striking workers at the Coulport and Faslane naval bases today, assuring them of the union’s full support. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-general-secretary-backs-nuclear-base-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-30519 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:07:28 -0000 McCluskey calls for automation commission to shape new world of work With concerns about Brexit bearing down on the economy Len McCluskey warned that more action is needed by the government to prepare the workforce for the increasing automation of the economy. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/mccluskey-calls-for-automation-commission-to-shape-new-world-of-work/default.aspx tcm:11-30509 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:10:11 -0000 AWE workers to strike tomorrow as pensions’ dispute ramps up Unite, which represents about 600 workers, is due to meet AWE management next week to discuss the progress of the ongoing pension talks http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/awe-workers-to-strike-tomorrow-as-pensions-dispute-ramps-up/default.aspx tcm:11-30468 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:55:19 -0000 AWE workers to strike for eight days as pensions’ dispute ramps up The workers, who are pivotal to delivering the Trident nuclear programme, will strike for 24 hours at AWE’s two sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire on 23 and 27 March; 6, 10, 20 and 24 April; and 4 and 8 May http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/awe-workers-to-strike-for-eight-days-as-pensions-dispute-ramps-up/default.aspx tcm:11-30279 Wed, 8 Mar 2017 12:38:39 -0000 Ministers must think more radically for industrial strategy to succeed "The select committee has confirmed what we have long feared, that the government's industrial strategy simply is not good enough." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/ministers-must-think-more-radically-for-industrial-strategy-to-succeed/default.aspx tcm:11-30211 Fri, 3 Mar 2017 12:26:59 -0000 Len McCluskey to honour the 'South west’s finest’ Len McCluskey will meet members and managers at Leonardo helicopters, formerly Westland, where he will call again for the government to restate its commitment to the aerospace industry, a vitally important employer in the south west region. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/southwest/southwestnews/len-mccluskey-to-honour-the-south-wests-finest/default.aspx tcm:11-30036 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:41:58 -0000 AWE workers take pensions’ dispute to defence secretary’s Kent constituency today Angry workers at AWE plc - the Atomic Weapons Establishment Defence – will be demonstrating outside the constituency office of Michael Fallon in Sevenoaks at noon today, as part of their long-running pensions’ dispute http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/awe-workers-take-pensions-dispute-to-defence-secretarys-kent-constituency-today/default.aspx tcm:11-29942 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:13:57 -0000 Trident programme hit by AWE pensions’ dispute, says Unite Acting general secretary Gail Cartmail warned defence secretary Michael Fallon that the two days of strike action - 14 and 21 February - will cause ‘further delays to the Trident programme’. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/trident-programme-hit-by-awe-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-29906 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:45:13 -0000 Unite conference - manufacturing workers demand a Brexit for jobs Workers from leading companies across the north west will gather in Liverpool for a conference on Thursday (2 February) specially convened by Unite, the UK’s biggest manufacturing union, to press for more support for the sector from the government as the country moves towards Brexit. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-conference---manufacturing-workers-demand-a-brexit-for-jobs/default.aspx tcm:11-29807 Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:43:38 -0000 Government's industrial strategy ignores helicopter production, says Unite Business secretary Greg Clark is being asked why there is no mention of UK helicopter production in the government’s much-heralded industrial strategy. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/governments-industrial-strategy-ignores-helicopter-production-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-29800 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:07:05 -0000 Pressure mounts on MoD as AWE workers stage 48-hour strike next week Six hundred employees will strike at AWE’s two sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield for 48 hours on 30 January in 'broken promises' pensions' dispute http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/awe-workers-stage-48-hour-strike-next-week/default.aspx tcm:11-29760 Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:22:19 -0000 UK helicopter production under threat, Unite warns MPs Unite has been pressing MPs on the industry’s future, following Leonardo losing out to Boeing in its bid to gain the majority of the work for the latest generation of Apache attack helicopters for the British army last summer http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/uk-helicopter-production-under-threat-unite-warns-mps/default.aspx tcm:11-29706 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:26:05 -0000 Ministers urged to ‘Save our Steel’ and adopt cross party steel blueprint Published on the same day as the government outlines its industrial strategy, the ‘Steel 2020’ report lays out a blueprint for the UK’s crisis hit steel industry drawing on evidence submitted by the industry, unions and the workforce, trade bodies, politicians and local authorities. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/ministers-urged-to-save-our-steel-and-adopt-cross-party-steel-blueprint/default.aspx tcm:11-29704 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:11:27 -0000 AWE workers to strike for four days in ‘broken promises’ pensions’ row Six hundred employees will be striking at the AWE’s two sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire for 48 hours from 00.01 on Wednesday 18 January and again for 48 hours on Monday 30 January, also staring at 00.01 http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/awe-workers-to-strike-for-four-days-in-january/default.aspx tcm:11-29593 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:38:20 -0000 McCluskey warns Theresa May over single market access Responding to comments by the prime minister on Britain’s exit from the European Union, Len McCluskey urged Theresa May to pursue ways to address public concerns about freedom of movement, without ‘throwing jobs and communities into jeopardy.’ http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/mccluskey-warns-may-over-single-market-access/default.aspx tcm:11-29537 Mon, 9 Jan 2017 10:22:38 -0000 BAE apprenticeship boost a ‘vote of confidence’ in our young, says McCluskey Unite general secretary Len McCluskey welcomed commitments by BAE Systems to train a record number of apprentices and take on over 500 new apprentices this year http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bae-apprenticeship-boost-a-vote-of-confidence-in-our-young-says-mccluskey-v1/default.aspx tcm:11-29507 Tue, 3 Jan 2017 15:01:17 -0000 Unite says Scotland must benefit from naval contracts Unite the union says any changes to the way naval contracts are awarded have to recognise the skills of workers in Scotland. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-says-scotland-must-benefit-from-naval-contracts/default.aspx tcm:11-29294 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:22:40 -0000 GKN job losses prompt renewed call for industrial strategy Unite regional officer Heathcliffe Pettifer said: “This announcement is the latest chapter in the wholescale betrayal of these workers." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/gkn-job-losses-prompt-renewed-call-for-industrial-strategy/default.aspx tcm:11-29196 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:22:30 -0000 Labour’s industrial strategy a stark contrast to Tory ‘confusion and secrecy’, says McCluskey “Prime minister Theresa May and her government’s challenge is to now make good on its promise of an industrial strategy and spell out how it will support manufacturing and key foundation industries like our crisis hit steel sector." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/labours-industrial-strategy-a-stark-contrast-to-tory-confusion-and-secrecy-says-mccluskey/default.aspx tcm:11-29182 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:31:39 -0000 AWE workers stage ‘successful strike’ today over threat to pension scheme Unite regional officer Bob Middleton said: “Today’s strike has been strongly supported by Unite members – it is a very successful action. More industrial action is on the cards, unless there is substantial movement on the pensions' issue.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/awe-workers-stage-successful-strike-today-over-threat-to-pension-scheme/default.aspx tcm:11-29130 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 11:06:41 -0000 Yeovil GKN jobs being ‘thrown onto the funeral pyre of corporate greed’, says Unite Unite said that the management’s attitude during the redundancy consultation had been ‘poor’ – and the union had now registered ‘a failure to agree’, the precursor for an industrial action ballot. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/yeovil-gkn-jobs-being-thrown-onto-the-funeral-pyre/default.aspx tcm:11-29120 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:39:11 -0000 Massive vote for strike action at AWE over threat to pension scheme The staff at AWE sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire are angry over the company’s decision to close the scheme on 31 December http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/massive-vote-for-strike-action-at-awe-over-threat-to-pension-scheme/default.aspx tcm:11-28945 Tue, 1 Nov 2016 11:49:22 -0000 Industrial strategy urgently needed as 221 Yeovil GKN helicopter jobs set to be lost Unite said Theresa May’s much-trumpeted industrial strategy needs ‘flesh put on the bones double quick’, otherwise thousands of skilled manufacturing jobs across the UK could be at risk http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/industrial-strategy-urgently-needed-as-221-yeovil-gkn-helicopter-jobs-set-to-be-lost/default.aspx tcm:11-28772 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:00:29 -0000