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 Baggage handlers at Luton airport suspend strike action Planned strike action over the bank holiday by baggage handlers employed by Menzies Aviation has been suspended following negotiations http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/baggage-handlers-at-luton-airport-suspend-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-34411 Thu, 24 May 2018 15:01:42 -0000 Strike action over the bank holiday due to go ahead at Luton Airport Baggage handlers at Luton Airport have voted to reject a new pay offer which fails to recognise their hard work and the rising cost of living. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/strike-action-over-the-bank-holiday-due-to-go-ahead-at-luton-airport/default.aspx tcm:11-34390 Wed, 23 May 2018 12:03:27 -0000 Unite warns Qantas against using ‘anti-union’ tactics to silence health and safety concerns Unite today warned Qantas airlines against employing ‘anti-union’ tactics to try and silence legitimate health and safety concerns following the introduction of its new 17 hour ultra-long haul flight between London Heathrow and Perth in Australia. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-qantas-against-using-anti-union-tactics-to-silence-health-and-safety-concerns/default.aspx tcm:11-34375 Fri, 18 May 2018 10:54:16 -0000 Luton Airport faces severe disruption as workers vote for strike action Workers directly employed by London Luton Airport in several different roles including firefighters and security guards voted overwhelmingly for strike action. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/luton-airport-faces-severe-disruption-as-workers-vote-for-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-34325 Fri, 11 May 2018 13:21:24 -0000 Coroner’s toxic cabin air warning should be catalyst for public inquiry, says Unite All coroners will now be made aware of toxic cabin air and should commit to additional testing so we can get a greater understanding of its effects on cabin crew. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/coroners-toxic-cabin-air-warning-should-be-catalyst-for-public-inquiry-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-34232 Tue, 1 May 2018 16:39:37 -0000 Luton Airport passengers face flights chaos as strike ballots announced Passengers using Luton Airport this summer could experience significant disruption as Unite, the UK’s largest union, announced a series of strike ballots over pay and zero hours' contracts. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/luton-airport-passengers-face-flights-chaos-as-strike-ballots-announced/default.aspx tcm:11-34156 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:38:59 -0000 Workers at Gatwick to be balloted on improved pay offer Workers at Gatwick airport are to be balloted on an improved pay offer following eleventh hour negotiations. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/workers-at-gatwick-to-be-balloted-on-improved-pay-offer/default.aspx tcm:11-34014 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:09:13 -0000 BA’s decision to keep call centres ‘in-house’ welcomed by Unite The decision by BA to keep its two call centres at Manchester and Newcastle in-house, rather than outsource them, has been welcomed by Unite. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bas-decision-to-keep-call-centres-in-house-welcomed-by-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-34002 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 15:01:56 -0000 Unite pay deal boost for Thomas Cook cabin crew Mike Gaskell said: “This pay deal is a real boost for Thomas Cook cabin crew. It helps the crew keep up with the cost of living and recognises the hard work cabin crew do, day in, day out." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-pay-deal-boost-for-thomas-cook-cabin-crew/default.aspx tcm:11-33939 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:36:59 -0000 Gatwick airport workers in strike vote over below inflation pay offer Workers at Gatwick Airport have begun balloting for strike action in a dispute over a below inflation pay increase. If workers support industrial action then strikes could begin by the end April. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/gatwick-airport-workers-in-strike-vote-over-below-inflation-pay-offer/default.aspx tcm:11-33894 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:19:11 -0000 Workers at London Luton Airport up in arms over pay Furious workers are warning that unless the company makes a substantial improvement, an industrial action ballot could get underway. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/workers-at-london-luton-airport-up-in-arms-over-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-33840 Fri, 9 Mar 2018 10:32:45 -0000 Government failing to properly protect Carillion workers Unite, the UK’s largest union, has accused the government of failing to fully protect workers left in limbo following the collapse last month of Carillion. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-failing-to-properly-protect-carillion-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-33732 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:21:47 -0000 Government must step in and preserve pay and conditions of Carillion workers Unite, the UK’s largest union, is urging the government to ensure that workers employed by Carillion do not have their pay and conditions cut when they are transferred to new employers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-must-step-in-and-preserve-pay-and-conditions-of-carillion-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-33457 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:40:55 -0000 Gatwick airport passengers facing transport chaos due to Omni Serve pay shambles Bus drivers ferrying passengers to and from planes at Gatwick Airport started voting for strike action today (Tuesday 23 January) after their employer offered a 0 per cent pay increase. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/gatwick-airport-passengers-facing-transport-chaos-due-to-omni-serve-pay-shambles/default.aspx tcm:11-33393 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:35:45 -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 negotiates ‘winter warmer’ for Thomas Cook cabin crew Unite has negotiated a two-year inflation linked pay deal for over 2000 cabin crew at Thomas Cook Airlines. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-negotiates-winter-warmer-for-thomas-cook-cabin-crew/default.aspx tcm:11-32984 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:22:26 -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 Cleaners call-off strike action at Manchester Airport following a festive pay boost Hundreds of cleaners at Manchester Airport have called-off industrial action having secured an extra £850 a year, plus double time for working over Christmas and the new year. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/cleaners-call-off-strike-action-at-manchester-airport-following-a-festive-pay-boost/default.aspx tcm:11-32733 Wed, 1 Nov 2017 10:29:40 -0000 Wake up call for Heathrow bosses as airport workers back industrial action Unite is urging Heathrow bosses to recognise the sizeable discontent that remains among security staff, engineers and firefighters at the UK’s largest airport over holiday pay and imposed cuts to terms and conditions. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/wake-up-call-for-heathrow-bosses-as-airport-workers-back-industrial-action/default.aspx tcm:11-32618 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:33:06 -0000 Widespread disruption at Gatwick expected as ‘bucks not burgers’ workers vote for strike action Widespread disruption is expected at Gatwick airport later this month after over 200 workers employed on the Norwegian airline baggage handling contract voted overwhelmingly for strike action in a dispute over pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/widespread-disruption-at-gatwick-expected-as-bucks-not-burgers-workers-vote-for-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-32587 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:34:08 -0000 Unite launches legal action on behalf of former Monarch workers “We would urge former Monarch workers to lodge their details with Unite to help ensure they get the financial compensation they are legally entitled to.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-launches-legal-action-on-behalf-of-former-monarch-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-32495 Wed, 4 Oct 2017 12:17:57 -0000 Government accused of ‘sitting on its hands’ over Monarch’s future The government’s Brexit uncertainty and failure to intervene contributed to Monarch going into administration. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-accused-of-sitting-on-its-hands-over-monarchs-future/default.aspx tcm:11-32459 Mon, 2 Oct 2017 09:55:45 -0000 Members to be balloted for strike action in ‘bucks, not burgers’ Gatwick baggage handling dispute Unite regional officer Jamie Major said: “Workers want bucks, not burgers; our members are not going to be palmed off with a few burnt sausages on a barbecue, instead of a pay rise." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/members-to-be-balloted-for-strike-action-in-bucks-not-burgers-gatwick-baggage-handling-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-32450 Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:40:39 -0000 100 per cent vote for strike action at Manchester Airport Low paid cleaners at Manchester Airport employed by Mitie Cleaning and Environmental services have voted solidly in favour of strike action in their campaign for fair pay following a two year pay freeze. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/100-per-cent-vote-for-strike-action-at-manchester-airport/default.aspx tcm:11-32434 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:54:59 -0000 Unite calls for public inquiry into the dangers of toxic aircraft cabin air “The airline industry has been aware for years of the problem of contaminated cabin air and too many lives have been ruined for it to be swept under the carpet." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-public-inquiry-into-the-dangers-of-toxic-aircraft-cabin-air/default.aspx tcm:11-32314 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:54:48 -0000 Unite calls on airlines to follow easyJet and fit cabin air filters to combat toxic cabin air The union is calling on the airline industry to monitor cabin air and for an independent inquiry so that dangers can be fully assessed and investigated in an open forum. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-on-airlines-to-follow-easyjet-and-fit-cabin-air-filters-to-combat-toxic-cabin-air/default.aspx tcm:11-32282 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:15:50 -0000 Unions demand urgent talks over British Airways pension closure “Both unions jointly demand urgent talks to discuss both the impact of this announcement, if a solution can be found and, if not, the consequences the airline may face.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unions-demand-urgent-talks-over-british-airways-pension-closure/default.aspx tcm:11-32194 Thu, 7 Sep 2017 16:27:06 -0000 Unite warns workers will not accept burgers for bucks in Gatwick baggage dispute Unite, the UK’s largest union, has warned that its members employed on the Norwegian airline baggage handling contract, will not accept ‘burgers instead of bucks’ in a pay dispute. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-workers-will-not-accept-burgers-for-bucks-in-gatwick-baggage-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-32190 Thu, 7 Sep 2017 12:27:13 -0000 Unite chief calls on British Airways to use ‘pause for peace’ to resolve cabin crew dispute Writing to BA boss Alex Cruz, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “You will be aware that we have not issued any further notice for strike action which will currently end on 30 August. This is in order to create a ‘pause for peace’ so that our respective teams can get around the table with a view to securing a mutually accepted resolution to the current dispute." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-chief-calls-on-british-airways-to-use-pause-for-peace-to-resolve-cabin-crew-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-32065 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:43:24 -0000 Major cabin crew survey reveals tide of drunken and anti-social behaviour on UK flights An airline industry code of conduct on disruptive passengers is failing to stem the tide of drunken and anti-social behaviour at UK airports and on flights from the UK, according to a major survey of over 4,000 cabin crew working for British-based airlines http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/major-cabin-crew-survey-reveals-tide-of-drunken-and-anti-social-behaviour-on-uk-flights/default.aspx tcm:11-31971 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:01:00 -0000 British Airways urged to enter talks or face mounting costs in cabin crew dispute Warning that its members remained as determined as ever, Unite called on the airline to use the money it was spending on ‘wet leasing’ aircraft from airlines such Qatar Airways to solve the dispute. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/ba-urged-to-enter-talks-or-face-mounting-costs-in-cabin-crew-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-31961 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:29:14 -0000 Unite calls on British Airways to hammer out a deal to avoid more August strikes Today sees the 58th strike day by mixed fleet cabin crew. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-on-british-airways-to-hammer-out-a-deal-to-avoid-more-august-strikes/default.aspx tcm:11-31883 Thu, 3 Aug 2017 11:52:14 -0000 Hospital workers, cabin crew and bank workers in ‘hat-trick’ of London protests Striking hospital workers, cabin crew and Bank of England staff will be coming together for a series of protests in London tomorrow (Thursday 3 August) to highlight their fight for better pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hospital-workers-cabin-crew-and-bank-workers-in-hat-trick-of-london-protests/default.aspx tcm:11-31873 Wed, 2 Aug 2017 14:08:24 -0000 Colossal profits confirm BA can easily afford to end obscenity of cabin crew poverty The country's national carrier, British Airways, can easily afford to resolve its long-running pay dispute with its poverty pay mixed fleet cabin crew workforce, according to Unite. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/colossal-profits-confirm-ba-can-easily-afford-to-end-obscenity-of-cabin-crew-poverty2/default.aspx tcm:11-31822 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:27:44 -0000 British Airways cabin crew extend strike action by a further two weeks Oliver Richardson said: “Attempts by British Airways to bribe cabin crew into not striking with a £250 bung represent a crude attempt to sow division and will ultimately fail. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/british-airways-cabin-crew-extend-strike-action-by-a-further-two-weeks/default.aspx tcm:11-31705 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:23:26 -0000 Government urged to urgently secure freedom to fly in Europe to ease growing uncertainty Len McCluskey: “A failure by the UK government to urgently secure an early agreement and deal with ownership requirements risks damaging our world leading airline industry and the tens of thousands of livelihoods which rely on it." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-urged-to-urgently-secure-freedom-to-fly-in-europe-to-ease-growing-uncertainty/default.aspx tcm:11-31652 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:03:25 -0000 Striking British Airways cabin crew get MPs’ backing MPs will be joining striking cabin crew from British Airways’ mixed fleet outside parliament to show their solidarity with the workers who are involved in a long running dispute over pay and the sanctioning of striking cabin crew. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/striking-british-airways-cabin-crew-get-mps-backing/default.aspx tcm:11-31590 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:00:06 -0000 Striking cabin crew in Qatar HQ protest as Unite launches ‘wet lease’ legal action Striking members of British Airways’ mixed fleet cabin crew are set to protest outside the headquarters of Qatar Airways http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/striking-cabin-crew-in-qatar-hq-protest/default.aspx tcm:11-31519 Tue, 4 Jul 2017 16:39:57 -0000 British Airways accused of seeking to ‘punish’ workers on ‘poverty pay’ Commenting Unite national officer Oliver Richardson said: “Vindictive threats from British Airways amount to corporate bullying from an airline more interested in punishing workers on poverty pay than addressing why cabin crew have been striking." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/british-airways-accused-of-seeking-to-punish-workers-on-poverty-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-31489 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:46:54 -0000 Aviation authority urged to block British Airways leasing Qatari aircraft to cover strike Unite today is calling on the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to turn down an application by British Airways to charter or ‘wet lease’ nine Qatari registered Airbus that it wants to provide cover for a two week strike by mixed fleet cabin crew. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/aviation-authority-urged-to-block-british-airways-leasing-qatari-aircraft-to-cover-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-31423 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:09:16 -0000 BA mixed fleet cabin crew announce two week strike amid blacklisting accusations Unite members working for British Airways’ mixed fleet announced a two week strike today after the airline refused to accept the union’s final compromise position on the outstanding issue of the sanctioning of striking cabin crew. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/ba-mixed-fleet-cabin-crew-announce-two-week-strike-amid-blacklisting-accusations/default.aspx tcm:11-31376 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:01:51 -0000 Unite questions British Airways’ desire to resolve mixed fleet cabin crew dispute Expressing deep frustration, Unite said it would be writing to British Airways with a final compromise position on the outstanding issue of the sanctioning of striking cabin crew. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-questions-british-airways-desire-to-resolve-mixed-fleet-cabin-crew-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-31349 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:51:58 -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 Government urged to secure ‘open skies’ agreement early in Brexit negotiations “The UK government must secure these current freedoms for UK airlines as a matter of urgency in upcoming Brexit negotiations to ease job fears and stabilise confidence in the industry." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-urged-to-secure-open-skies-agreement-early-in-brexit-negotiations/default.aspx tcm:11-30473 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:57:08 -0000 Striking cabin crew to take low pay battle to British Airways Brighton landmark “We would urge the public and customers of the i360 to offer their support and stand with British Airways’ mixed fleet cabin crew and say ‘BA low pay no way.’” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/striking-cabin-crew-to-take-low-pay-battle-to-british-airways-brighton-landmark/default.aspx tcm:11-30213 Fri, 3 Mar 2017 13:15:04 -0000 BA cabin crew tell of life on poverty wages At strike HQ at Bedfont Football Club near Heathrow, two young BA cabin crew explain the misery of working for BA. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/londonandeastern/ba-cabin-crew-tell-of-life-on-poverty-wages/default.aspx tcm:11-30144 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:15:29 -0000 British Airways mixed fleet cabin crew announce further wave of strikes as profits rise The latest round of strikes involving mixed fleet cabin crew working long and short haul flights out of Heathrow will run for seven days from 00:01 Friday 3 March to 23:59 Thursday 9 March. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/british-airways-mixed-fleet-cabin-crew-announce-further-wave-of-strikes-as-profits-rise/default.aspx tcm:11-30128 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:16:31 -0000 Gatwick workers to ballot for strike action over poverty pay Unite members at Gatwick Airport, employed in assisting passengers with reduced mobility, will this week begin voting for strike action in a dispute over pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/gatwick-workers-to-ballot-for-strike-action-over-poverty-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-30030 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:27:45 -0000 British Airways mixed fleet pile on the pressure over poverty pay with more strike days Unite regional officer Matt Smith said: ""We would urge British Airways to reconsider its costly intransigence and enter talks at Acas and reach an agreement." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/british-airways-mixed-fleet/default.aspx tcm:11-29950 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:26:48 -0000 British Airways urged to settle poverty pay dispute or face four more days of strikes British Airways should focus on addressing poverty pay in its mixed fleet, rather than continuing to waste hundreds of thousands of pounds on chartering in aircraft to cover striking workers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/british-airways-urged-to-settle-poverty-pay-dispute-or-face-four-more-days-of-strikes/default.aspx tcm:11-29926 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:34:31 -0000