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 Shareholders must reject debt-fuelled takeover which will destroy British engineering giant, GKN The union has set out its fears about GKN falling into the hands of Melrose in a letter to shareholders. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/shareholders-must-reject-debt-fuelled-takeover-which-will-destroy-british-engineering-giant-gkn/default.aspx tcm:11-33675 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:32:25 -0000 Melrose bid for GKN ‘a threat to US national security’, warns Unite Unite has written to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the key body on US investment decisions, outlining its concerns, as well as to US defence secretary General James Mattis. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/melrose-bid-for-gkn-a-threat-to-us-national-security-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-33624 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:46:22 -0000 Unite reveals bankers, lawyers and financiers to pocket massive £140m in GKN takeover Bankers, financiers, lawyers and public relations executives stand to rake in millions as part of a massive payday totalling around £140 million if Melrose succeeds in its ‘debt fuelled’ bid for GKN http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-reveals-bankers-lawyers-and-financiers-to-pocket-massive-140m-in-gkn-takeover/default.aspx tcm:11-33569 Wed, 7 Feb 2018 11:08:11 -0000 GKN workers to urge business secretary to block Melrose takeover amid mounting concerns “Melrose’s bid, which is based on borrowing vast amounts of cash to bung to shareholders, will see GKN saddled with £1.3 billion of debt in a move harking back to the ‘cowboy capitalist’ takeovers of the 1980s." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/gkn-workers-to-urge-business-secretary-to-block-melrose-takeover-amid-mounting-concerns/default.aspx tcm:11-33535 Mon, 5 Feb 2018 10:02:23 -0000 GKN workers warn West of England politicians of hostile takeover bid threat to jobs Unite to warn Melrose’s debt fuelled bid is a return to 1980s ‘cowboy capitalism’ with jobs axed and sites sold off to fund short-term returns for shareholders. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/gkn-workers-warn-west-of-england-politicians-of-hostile-takeover-bid-threat-to-jobs/default.aspx tcm:11-33526 Fri, 2 Feb 2018 11:42:16 -0000 Government urged to intervene in debt fuelled takeover bid of GKN Steve Turner said: “Melrose’s bid is a return of 1980s cowboy capitalism. It should have no place in our cutting edge engineering, aerospace and automotive sectors." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-urged-to-intervene-in-debt-fuelled-takeover-bid-of-gkn/default.aspx tcm:11-33519 Thu, 1 Feb 2018 16:42:19 -0000 Women and automation - workers join forces as robots threaten jobs Leading women activists will discuss how women’s jobs are likely to be disproportionately affected by new technology and artificial intelligence at the Unite equalities conference. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/women-and-automation---workers-join-forces-as-robots-threaten-jobs/default.aspx tcm:11-33493 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:15:29 -0000 Workers ‘jubilant’ as Bombardier tariff threat lifted Unite left no stone unturned in our campaign to protect jobs in Bombardier and the supply chain across the UK. When the going got tough Unite did not throw the towel in, our members and shop stewards redoubled their efforts in bringing pressure to bear on politicians in Washington, Westminster, Brussels and Northern Ireland. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/workers-jubilant-as-bombardier-tariff-threat-lifted/default.aspx tcm:11-33459 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 20:37:42 -0000 Airbus ‘super jumbo’ order a fantastic boost, says Unite Describing the news as a ‘fantastic boost’ Unite said the order should guarantee current production rates for the foreseeable future and secure jobs at Airbus’ North Wales Broughton site, where the super jumbo’s wings are made. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/airbus-super-jumbo-order-a-fantastic-boost-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-33366 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:44:43 -0000 Carillion must not keep loyal workforce in the dark Unite, the UK’s largest union, has called for Carillion not to keep its loyal workforce in the dark about the company’s future. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/carillion-must-not-keep-loyal-workforce-in-the-dark/default.aspx tcm:11-33298 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:01:40 -0000 Unite accuses government of ‘raising the white flag’ in Bombardier tariff fight The US International Trade Commission is due to make a final decision this month on whether to slap tariffs of 300 per cent on C Series jets http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-accused-of-raising-the-white-flag-in-bombardier-tariff-fight/default.aspx tcm:11-33268 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:57:31 -0000 IFS report on automation is propaganda for wage cuts Unite has branded an IFS report on the automation of jobs and the minimum wage as propaganda for employers who want an excuse to cut wages. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/ifs-report-on-automation-is-propaganda-for-wage-cuts/default.aspx tcm:11-33229 Thu, 4 Jan 2018 14:00:19 -0000 US Trade Commission urged to set aside ‘job crushing’ Bombardier tariffs Unite called on the US International Trade Commission to set aside today’s final determination by US Commerce Department to recommend ‘job crushing’ tariffs of almost 300 per cent on the importation to the US of Bombardier’s C Series passenger jet. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/us-trade-commission-urged-to-set-aside-job-crushing-bombardier-tariffs/default.aspx tcm:11-33189 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 22:06:17 -0000 Unite heads across the Atlantic to save Bombardier jobs ahead of tariff decision Unite is leaving no stone unturned in its bid to safeguard Bombardier jobs in Northern Ireland and the wider supply chain. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-heads-across-the-atlantic-to-save-bombardier-jobs-ahead-of-tariff-decision/default.aspx tcm:11-33087 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:36:28 -0000 Unite and trade body ADS in joint Brexit certainty call “A just settlement of the Brexit negotiations must maintain vital cross-border partnerships and trade while protecting urgent investment decisions to create and sustain high quality jobs." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-and-trade-body-ads-in-joint-brexit-certainty-call/default.aspx tcm:11-32977 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:19:46 -0000 Unite signs deal to represent workers at aerospace manufacturer in Macclesfield “The union will be negotiating pay, hours and holidays going forward but in a world where technology is rapidly changing Unite will also be on hand to represent workers when it comes to training and skills' development.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-signs-deal-to-represent-workers-at-aerospace-manufacturer-in-macclesfield/default.aspx tcm:11-32966 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:58:13 -0000 Unite to warn MPs that UK defence risks being subject to ‘whim’ of foreign powers Britain’s largest union, Unite will urge the government to protect the UK’s defence capability by backing Britain’s defence workers when it gives evidence to the House of Commons defence select committee today (Tuesday 28 November). http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-to-warn-mps-that-uk-defence-risks-being-subject-to-whim-of-foreign-powers/default.aspx tcm:11-32951 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:01:46 -0000 Unite warns government tax reforms could result in workers being taxed like millionaires Unite, the UK’s largest union, has warned that government plans to crack down on bogus self-employment could result in tens of thousands of workers being taxed like millionaires. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-government-tax-reforms-could-result-in-workers-being-taxed-like-millionaires/default.aspx tcm:11-32911 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:53:07 -0000 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