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 Low paid cleaners call for a living wage at Luton Airport The workers who are responsible for maintaining a safe and clean environment for staff and passengers at Luton Airport are currently struggling to make ends meet on the minimum wage. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/low-paid-cleaners-call-for-a-living-wage-at-luton-airport/default.aspx tcm:11-35028 Tue, 7 Aug 2018 14:51:59 -0000 Unite ballots ICTS members for industrial action at Glasgow airport Unite has continually attempted to seek remedy with ICTS management to avoid a dispute. These requests have been met with either no response or delaying tactics http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-ballots-icts-members-for-industrial-action-at-glasgow-airport/default.aspx tcm:11-34937 Wed, 25 Jul 2018 17:15:29 -0000 Workers at Luton and Manchester Airports suspend industrial action Update on two disputes. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/workers-at-luton-and-manchester-airports-suspend-industrial-action/default.aspx tcm:11-34896 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:07:58 -0000 Baggage handlers at Luton Airport to strike over pay and poor treatment Menzies Aviation increased its profits by a massive 72 per cent and workers at Luton Airport believe the company can do more to recognise their hard-work and improve the poor working conditions. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/baggage-handlers-at-luton-airport-to-strike-over-pay-and-poor-treatment/default.aspx tcm:11-34892 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:15:29 -0000 Aberdeen airport workers accept three per cent pay offer Unite is pleased that the dispute with Aberdeen International Airport has now been resolved with all prospective industrial action now being cancelled. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/aberdeen-airport-workers-accept-three-per-cent-pay-offer/default.aspx tcm:11-34884 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:27:41 -0000 Aberdeen airport workers ‘overwhelmingly’ reject latest pay offer "A series of 24 hour stoppages will now take place after Unite members voted for strike action earlier this month" http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/aberdeen-airport-workers-overwhelming-reject-latest-pay-offer/default.aspx tcm:11-34878 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:51:33 -0000 Marsha de Cordova MP will visit workers on the picket line at Luton Airport Labour’s shadow minister for disabled people, Marsha de Cordova MP, will visit workers on the picket line at Luton Airport to show support for the staff responsible for helping disabled passengers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/marsha-de-cordova-mp-will-visit-workers-on-the-picket-line-at-luton-airport/default.aspx tcm:11-34868 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:53:19 -0000 Manchester Airport’s hackney cab drivers could threaten more ‘gridlock’ protests, as they face 40 per cent wage cut About 400 hackney cab drivers could cause continued traffic chaos at Manchester Airport if a permanent solution in the dispute over being ‘tucked away’ from travellers exiting terminal three is not agreed http://www.unitetheunion.org/manchester-airports-hackney-cab-drivers-could-threaten-more-gridlock-protests-as-they-face-40-per-cent-wage-cut/default.aspx tcm:11-34863 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:24:03 -0000 Treatment of Gatwick taxi driver focuses spotlight on ‘anti-union stance’ of taxi company, says Unite Unite is supporting Michael Sweeney, a self-employed taxi driver who has worked at the airport since 1996 and has been refused work by Airport Cars Gatwick for carrying out his legitimate duties as a union rep http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/treatment-of-gatwick-taxi-driver-focuses-spotlight-on-anti-union-stance-of-taxi-company/default.aspx tcm:11-34851 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:18:29 -0000 CAA report on airport accessibility fails to consider welfare of workers “The workforce takes great pride in providing the service they do for disabled passengers, despite being on a toxic combination of zero hours and the minimum wage" http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/caa-report-on-airport-accessibility-fails-to-consider-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-34859 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 08:57:38 -0000 Luton Airport workers on zero hours and minimum wage fight for dignity “Luton Airport awarded the contract to Clece Care Services , so it cannot wash its hands of responsibility for the workers’ treatment." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/luton-airport-workers-fight-for-dignity/default.aspx tcm:11-34843 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:56:09 -0000 Aberdeen airport workers vote for strike action over pay “Aberdeen International Airport’s latest derisory pay offer has been emphatically rejected by Unite members." http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/aberdeen-airport-workers-vote-for-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-34827 Tue, 10 Jul 2018 10:31:51 -0000 Baggage handlers at Luton Airport set strike dates over pay and poor treatment Baggage handlers at Luton Airport have voted to reject a new pay offer from their employer Menzies Aviation which workers say still fails to recognise their hard work and the rising cost of living. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/baggage-handlers-at-luton-airport-set-strike-dates-over-pay-and-poor-treatment/default.aspx tcm:11-34811 Mon, 9 Jul 2018 07:24:57 -0000 Unite response to MPs voting in favour of Heathrow expansion “The government must now play its part and ensure there is no further delay by fast forwarding Heathrow expansion to free up the extra aviation capacity the UK has desperately needed for decades.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-on-mps-voting-in-favour-of-heathrow-expansion/default.aspx tcm:11-34681 Mon, 25 Jun 2018 22:03:25 -0000 Pay takes off for baggage handlers and ground staff at Gatwick Baggage handlers and ground staff employed by DHL have negotiated a significant boost in pay well above the rate of inflation. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/pay-takes-off-for-baggage-handlers-and-ground-staff-at-gatwick/default.aspx tcm:11-34608 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:34:54 -0000 Unite calls on London MPs to back Heathrow Members of the pro-expansion group Back Heathrow have joined forces with Unite in calling on the government to end the delay and get on with building a new runway. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/londonandeastern/londoneasternnews/unite-calls-on-london-mps-to-back-heathrow/default.aspx tcm:11-34589 Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:09:15 -0000 Unite signs historic recognition agreement with Ryanair “This is a historic agreement and a significant step by Ryanair. For the first time ever Ryanair’s UK cabin crew will have a recognised union in their corner to deal with workplace issues and collectively bargain on pay." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-signs-historic-recognition-agreement-with-ryanair/default.aspx tcm:11-34566 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:47:18 -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 MPs urged to back Heathrow expansion as ministers warned over further delay Unite urged MPs to back Heathrow expansion when it is put to a vote in the coming weeks after UK government ministers finally gave a third runway the green light today. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/mps-urged-to-back-heathrow-expansion-as-ministers-warned-over-further-delay/default.aspx tcm:11-34518 Tue, 5 Jun 2018 13:05:04 -0000 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