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 update on Total offshore industrial action Unite representatives met Total today where the union made a series of counter proposals to Total for consideration. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-update-on-total-offshore-industrial-action/default.aspx tcm:11-35099 Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:43:36 -0000 Government admits mislabelled inferior tyres being sold in the UK A freedom of information (FOI) request made by Unite, the UK’s largest union, has revealed that mislabelled inferior tyres have been found being sold in the UK, which would endanger the lives of thousands of motorists. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-admit-mislabelled-inferior-tyres-being-sold-in-the-uk/default.aspx tcm:11-35090 Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:19:02 -0000 Unite statement on Total offshore industrial action The strike by Unite members on Total’s Alwyn, Dunbar and Elgin rigs successfully took place yesterday, http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-statement-on-total-offshore-industrial-action/default.aspx tcm:11-35077 Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:18:35 -0000 Unite members accept Aker Mariner pay offer Unite has confirmed that members working for Aker Solutions on the Statoil Mariner Oil Platform have accepted an improved pay offer. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-members-accept-aker-mariner-pay-offer/default.aspx tcm:11-35081 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:32:03 -0000 Unite members accept Total Shetland Gas Plant improved pay offer Unite has confirmed that members working at Total’s Shetland Gas plant have accepted an improved pay offer. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-members-accept-total-shetland-gas-plant-improved-pay-offer/default.aspx tcm:11-35079 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:26:34 -0000 Strike action goes ahead on North Sea platforms We can confirm that the strike action on Alwyn, Dunbar and Elgin platforms has gone ahead as planned. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/strike-action-goes-ahead-on-north-sea-platforms/default.aspx tcm:11-34912 Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:22:40 -0000 Aker Mariner workforce vote for strike action UNite members working for Aker Solutions on the Statoil Mariner Oil Platform have voted for industrial action. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/aker-mariner-workforce-vote-for-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-34905 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:00:21 -0000 Unite members reject OCA pay offer "We hope the strength of feeling demonstrated among Unite members will be taken seriously by the OCA employers. We now have no option but to ballot our members for industrial action.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-members-reject-oca-pay-offer/default.aspx tcm:11-34903 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:47:58 -0000 Manufacturing workers join Len McCluskey in giant roulette wheel Brexit protest The government’s Brexit chaos is gambling UK jobs away. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/manufacturing-workers-join-len-mccluskey-in-giant-roulette-wheel-brexit-protest/default.aspx tcm:11-34865 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:44:55 -0000 Unite announce strike days on Total’s oil and gas offshore platforms The overwhelming vote in favour of strike action demonstrates the fury at Total’s proposals to impose changes to the working practices and conditions on its three platforms. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-announce-strike-days-on-totals-oil-and-gas-offshore-platforms/default.aspx tcm:11-34788 Thu, 5 Jul 2018 14:54:11 -0000 Government failures risking road users safety warns Unite The safety of thousands of road users is being put at risk due to the government’s failure to properly enforce strict laws on the labelling of tyres, Unite, the UK’s largest union, has warned. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-failures-risking-road-users-safety-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-34774 Thu, 5 Jul 2018 09:34:37 -0000 Unite ‘welcomes’ Super Puma accident report The North Sea must remain Super Puma free http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-welcomes-super-puma-accident-report/default.aspx tcm:11-34794 Thu, 5 Jul 2018 08:15:29 -0000 Total’s oil and gas platforms face shutdown as Unite members vote to strike Members of Unite, the UK’s largest union, employed by Total E&P working on North Sea oil and gas platforms are set to begin industrial action next month in a dispute over pay and working hours. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/totals-oil-and-gas-platforms-face-shutdown-as-unite-members-vote-to-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-34706 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 15:44:24 -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 Heavy-handed management at Essar Oil Stanlow refinery threatens industrial action, warns Unite Unite warned that industrial action could hit jet fuel supplies to Liverpool and Manchester airports during the peak holiday season, as the Ellesmere Port site produces an estimated 16 per cent of the UK’s transport fuels http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/management-at-essar-oil-stanlow-refinery/default.aspx tcm:11-34532 Wed, 6 Jun 2018 09:52:44 -0000 Carlisle strikes cancelled as workers win improved deal Planned strike action by Unite, the UK’s largest union, for today (Tuesday 29 May) concerning workers operating on Staffline Recruitment contracts, at the Pirelli tyre factory in Carlisle, has been cancelled following a breakthrough in negotiations. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/carlisle-strikes-cancelled-as-workers-win-improved-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-34440 Tue, 29 May 2018 14:29:00 -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 Government must enforce new tyre regulations to improve safety Unite, the UK’s largest union, is calling on the government to fully enforce new European Union regulations which will improve safety by placing import duties on inferior quality tyres being imported from China. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-must-enforce-new-tyre-regulations-to-improve-safety/default.aspx tcm:11-34320 Fri, 11 May 2018 11:49:02 -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 Pay boost for workers at a Japanese owned firm based in Cumbria Workers at a Japanese firm based in Wigton, Cumbria are delighted to have accepted an extra £1,000 a year on their annual salary following talks between the unions and management. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/pay-boost-for-workers-at-a-japanese-owned-firm-based-in-cumbria/default.aspx tcm:11-33407 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:35:15 -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 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 Oil giant’s training day set for disruption as canteen staff strike Staff at the highly-profitable oil giant ExxonMobil’s operation should spare a thought for the 20 striking female workers, employed by Baxterstorey, struggling on wages on or just above the national minimum wage of £7.50 an hour http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/oil-giants-training-day-set-for-disruption-as-canteen-staff-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-32203 Fri, 8 Sep 2017 11:45:35 -0000 Fawley oil refinery caterers in first ever strike over below inflation pay offer The 18 strong female workforce who cater for up to 1,000 workers in a safety critical environment at the refinery will be walking out for 24 hours from 00:01 hours Friday 25 August and for a further 24 hours on Tuesday 29 August. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/fawley-oil-refinery-caterers-in-first-ever-strike-over-below-inflation-pay-offer/default.aspx tcm:11-32081 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:40:06 -0000 GSK announces change in investment strategy that threatens UK job losses, warns Unite Unite national officer for the pharmaceutical industry Tony Devlin said: “We will be meeting with the UK senior management next week to discuss the reasons behind this announcement which has come as a significant blow for Unite members." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/gsk-announces-change-in-investment-strategy-that-threatens-uk-job-losses-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-31711 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:50:06 -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 Job assurances sought by Unite, following BOC merger deal Unite national officer Tony Devlin said: “A merger of this magnitude is bound to create a climate of uncertainty for the workforces involved and we will be seeking assurances from the management of the merged company about job security, and the maintenance of terms and conditions." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/job-assurances-sought-by-unite-following-boc-merger-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-31234 Fri, 2 Jun 2017 14:15:29 -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 Politicians must stand up for national interest over pipeline sale “Unite firmly believes that this sale is bad for Scotland and the UK. We demand that both the Scottish and Westminster parliament carry out inquiries, and that every MSP and MP in Scotland has a responsibility to make their position clear. Do they believe this sale is in the national interest?” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/politicians-must-stand-up-for-national-interest-over-pipeline-sale/default.aspx tcm:11-30593 Mon, 3 Apr 2017 10:40:04 -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 McCluskey calls for government inquiry into Forties pipeline sale “We need an immediate, full inquiry to ensure that the correct checks and balances are securely in place." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/mccluskey-calls-for-government-inquiry-into-forties-pipeline-sale/default.aspx tcm:11-30418 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:14:42 -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 Unite chief urges government to come clean over leaked Brexit list Len McCluskey said: “The report today that great swathes of UK industry do not make it into the government’s high priority category for the Brexit negotiations will cause tremendous anxiety among working people." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-chief-urges-government-to-come-clean-over-leaked-brexit-list/default.aspx tcm:11-29914 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:26:21 -0000 ‘Better loos for lorry drivers’ – Christmas call from Unite Unite is calling for a legally-binding code of practice so that lorry drivers have adequate parking and eating facilities, and decent showers and toilets when they are travelling across the UK http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/better-loos-for-lorry-drivers--christmas-call-from-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-29477 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:46:42 -0000 Union anger over Bilfinger attack on workers’ rights Three trade unions are to fight to restore workers’ rights after Bilfinger Salamis Offshore UK pulled out of a joint union collective bargaining agreement. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/union-anger-over-bilfinger-attack-on-workers-rights/default.aspx tcm:11-29300 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:44:09 -0000 Unions slam North Sea decommissioning disaster Offshore Coordinating Group (OCG) comments after the North Sea Producer, a huge oil and gas production vessel, was revealed to be rusting on a beach in Bangladesh. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unions-slam-north-sea-decommissioning-disaster/default.aspx tcm:11-28799 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:16:16 -0000 Johnson Matthey chemical workers to work-to-rule in dispute over imposed changes to working conditions Unite members working for Johnson Matthey in Clitheroe, Lancashire, are to take industrial action in a dispute over imposed changes to their terms and conditions of employment. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/johnson-matthey-chemical-workers-to-work-to-rule-in-dispute-over-imposed-changes-to-working-conditions/default.aspx tcm:11-28568 Tue, 4 Oct 2016 13:47:19 -0000 Unite says government must take action to protect offshore jobs Scotland’s biggest union has called for urgent government action to protect jobs in the oil and gas industry http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-says-government-must-take-action-to-protect-offshore-jobs/default.aspx tcm:11-28480 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:25:31 -0000 Unite members vote to accept Wood Group proposal Members of Scotland’s biggest offshore union have voted to end an industrial dispute that led to the first North Sea strike in a generation. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-members-vote-to-accept-wood-group-proposal/default.aspx tcm:11-28409 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:49:51 -0000 Union to put Wood Group proposal to offshore workers Unite the union is to ballot members on a proposal that could end an industrial dispute that led to the first North Sea strike in a generation. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/union-to-put-wood-group-proposal-to-offshore-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-28141 Tue, 6 Sep 2016 17:00:00 -0000 New announcement on Wood Group dispute An announcement issued jointly by Wood Group and the Unite and RMT Trade Unions in relation to the current dispute involving workers on the Shell facilities in the North Sea. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/new-announcement-on-wood-group-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-27934 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:30:14 -0000 Statement on Wood Group dispute A statement issued jointly by Wood Group and the Unite and RMT Trade Unions in relation to the current dispute involving workers on the Shell facilities in the North Sea. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/statement-on-wood-group-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-27882 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:07:25 -0000 Labour shadow Scottish secretary meets offshore shop stewards Labour’s shadow Scottish secretary is to meet with shop stewards from the oil and gas industry, in the middle of the biggest North Sea dispute for a generation. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/labour-shadow-scottish-secretary-meets-offshore-shop-stewards/default.aspx tcm:11-27859 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:15:31 -0000 North Sea oil and gas workers to strike for the first time in a generation Almost 400 members of Unite and RMT unions working for Wood Group across eight Shell oil and gas platforms in the North Sea will be striking for the first time in a generation in a dispute over 30 per cent pay cuts and changes to allowances. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/north-sea-oil-and-gas-workers-to-strike-for-the-first-time-in-a-generation/default.aspx tcm:11-27519 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:56:10 -0000 UK’s biggest union gathers to challenge devastating inequality and disconnection blighting communities The 1.4 million-strong Unite union is hosting its 4th policy conference in Brighton from Monday 11 July until Friday 15 July. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/uks-biggest-union-gathers-to-challenge-devastating-inequality-and-disconnection-blighting-communities/default.aspx tcm:11-27375 Thu, 7 Jul 2016 12:11:06 -0000 Government oil and gas plan ‘woefully inadequate’, warns Unite Unite national officer Tony Devlin said: “The oil and gas workforce plan is woefully inadequate and fails to deal with the fundamental issues facing oil and gas workers and their industry." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-oil-and-gas-plan-woefully-inadequate-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-27368 Wed, 6 Jul 2016 17:00:09 -0000 Unite condemns offshore safety and aviation chiefs’ stunt as ‘dangerous’ Unite has today condemned the actions of four senior offshore helicopter safety and aviation chiefs as “offensive and dangerous”. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-condemns-offshore-safety-and-aviation-chiefs-stunt-as-dangerous/default.aspx tcm:11-26948 Fri, 3 Jun 2016 14:19:07 -0000 North Sea workers go into dispute amid “worry and frustration” over cuts of 30 per cent to pay, terms and conditions Strike action on North Sea oil platforms moved a step closer today as talks over pay, proposed cuts and changes to working conditions by the Wood Group broke down. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/north-sea-workers-go-into-dispute-amid-worry-and-frustration-over-cuts-of-30-per-cent-to-pay-terms-and-conditions/default.aspx tcm:11-26900 Fri, 27 May 2016 14:47:00 -0000 No time to waste to save Scotland’s offshore industry as another 475 jobs cut Unite has warned today that if the current rate of jobs attrition in the oil and gas sector continues, with 150 jobs going every day since the barrel price downturn, there will be no viable North Sea oil industry within a decade. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/no-time-to-waste-to-save-scotlands-offshore-industry-as-another-475-jobs-cut/default.aspx tcm:11-26870 Wed, 25 May 2016 15:05:20 -0000 Hertel workers to vote for strike action over pay Members of Unite, the country’s biggest union, working for Hertel UK, at the Teesside oil refinery, are to be balloted for industrial action in a dispute over pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hertel-workers-to-vote-for-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-26719 Mon, 16 May 2016 10:45:18 -0000