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 Cash-boost for youth services vital, says Unite Unite is urging the government to beef up statutory youth work framework provision and give young people a firmer voice on youth provision in their local areas. It also needs to fund councils properly and provide ring-fenced funding to reverse the damage it has caused.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/cash-boost-for-youth-services-vital-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-35054 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 16:12:01 -0000 ‘Unpaid leave’ plan for Somerset county council staff is due to financial incompetence, says Unite Unite acting regional secretary for the south west Steve Preddy said: “This crisis is entirely of this Tory-controlled council’s own making. If it had taken the advice of its financial advisors and raised council tax in line with inflation in recent years, the budget would now be running a surplus." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unpaid-leave-plan-for-somerset-county-council--staff-is-due-to-financial-incompetence-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-35047 Thu, 9 Aug 2018 15:51:54 -0000 The scale of Virgin’s NHS contracts should be probed by MPs, says Unite Unite head of health Sarah Carpenter said: “The Commons health and social care select committee should investigate how Richard Branson’s Virgin empire has gobbled up nearly £2bn of NHS contracts in the last five years." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/the-scale-of-virgins-nhs-contracts-should-be-probed-by-mps-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-35021 Mon, 6 Aug 2018 15:56:10 -0000 Mental health services in Oxfordshire face severe cuts, Unite warns Unite national officer for health Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe said: “Oxfordshire clinical commissioning group ranks in the bottom half of national spending on mental health – it is a serial underfunder." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/mental-health-services-in-oxfordshire-face-severe-cuts-unite-warns/default.aspx tcm:11-34959 Fri, 27 Jul 2018 08:38:06 -0000 Deaf people being denied access to public services warns ‘Dossier of Disgrace’ report According to the report framework agreements have resulted in agencies slashing interpreters’ fees leading to interpreters leaving the profession, quality standards being compromised with the use of unqualified and unregistered individuals. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/deaf-people-being-denied-access-to-public-services-warns-dossier-of-disgrace-report/default.aspx tcm:11-34945 Thu, 26 Jul 2018 13:22:41 -0000 Homes and Communities Agency staff to begin strike tomorrow over pay Members of Unite, the UK’s largest union, employed at the Homes and Communities Agency will begin a three day strike tomorrow (Tuesday 10 July) in a dispute over pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/homes-and-communities-agency-staff-to-begin-strike-tomorrow-over-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-34821 Mon, 9 Jul 2018 14:53:02 -0000 Unite health members vote overwhelmingly in favour of the NHS pay deal Unite national officer for health Sarah Carpenter said: "We don’t regard this result as the end of the story, but a first stage on the long march for pay justice for dedicated staff working in the NHS, after eight years of pay austerity." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-health-members-vote-overwhelmingly-in-favour-of-the-nhs-pay-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-34552 Fri, 8 Jun 2018 11:22:22 -0000 Threat to Birmingham school nurse jobs could hit vulnerable children, warns Unite Unite blamed the Tory government’s swingeing reductions to local government funding in England for the cuts that could affect about 170,000 school-aged children in the Birmingham area http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/threat-to-birmingham-school-nurse-jobs/default.aspx tcm:11-34460 Thu, 31 May 2018 08:55:20 -0000 Norfolk hospital workers demo on 29 May, as hefty hikes in car parking charges loom Unite members will stage the protest at the Inspire Centre at 10.00 on Tuesday as the board of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust meets to discuss the increases due to be implemented on 1 June http://www.unitetheunion.org/norfolk-hospital-workers-demo-on-29-may-as-hefty-hikes-in-car-parking-charges-loom/default.aspx tcm:11-34404 Thu, 24 May 2018 13:47:32 -0000 Oxfam needs clear leadership to stabilise charity, while sector must demonstrate transformed culture, warns Unite Unite, the UK’s largest union, which represents Oxfam staff is supporting the charity to quickly replace its chief executive Mark Goldring who announced yesterday (Wednesday 16 May) that he is stepping down at the end of the year. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/oxfam-needs-clear-leadership-to-stabilise-charity-while-sector-must-demonstrate-transformed-culture-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-34368 Thu, 17 May 2018 14:47:43 -0000 ‘Cruel' Staffordshire council budget cuts hit vulnerable families, warns Unite Unite regional officer Frank Keogh said: “These cruel cuts are putting vital services, such as maternal and child mental health, child protection and domestic abuse, under even more severe strain." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/cruel-staffordshire-council-budget-cuts-hit-vulnerable-families/default.aspx tcm:11-34218 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 11:19:17 -0000 Unite health members start balloting today on NHS pay deal Unite national officer for health Sarah Carpenter said: “Unite welcomes many aspects of this deal - however, we regard this as the start, not the end, of the journey for true pay justice for NHS staff, which we will campaign for with energy in the coming months and years." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-health-members-start-balloting-today-on-nhs-pay-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-34207 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:10:05 -0000 GP practices face funding threat as online service ‘targets’ young people, Unite warns Doctors in Unite (DiU) said that the online NHS GP at Hand service is signing up predominately young people – and putting the future care of vulnerable groups at risk http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/gp-practices-face-funding-threat/default.aspx tcm:11-34176 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:20:17 -0000 Survey reveals justice system in crisis as Unite supports vigil Workers in legal aid and advice organisations are at breaking point according to a survey undertaken by their union Unite. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/survey-reveals-justice-system-in-crisis-as-unite-supports-vigil/default.aspx tcm:11-34137 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:16:03 -0000 Unite statement on local government pay offer Unite national officer for local government Jim Kennedy said: “We will work closely in solidarity going forward with the other unions representing local government workers to achieve true pay justice for this dedicated workforce." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/local-government-pay-offer/default.aspx tcm:11-34071 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:12:53 -0000 Bromley library strike starts tomorrow over ‘paltry’ pay deal The strike is the latest to hit the controversial Tory-controlled council which has made outsourcing the lynchpin of its polices http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bromley-library-strike-starts-tomorrow-over-paltry-pay-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-33986 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:20:42 -0000 Unite statement on NHS pay talks Unite national officer for health Sarah Carpenter said: “Unite has been closely involved with these pay talks since December and we are very close to a final position which we will be putting to our members." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-statement-on-nhs-pay-talks/default.aspx tcm:11-33843 Fri, 9 Mar 2018 11:31:19 -0000 Stop post-Carillion privatisation of MoD firefighters, Unite tells public sector pay rally tonight Unite assisant general secretary Gail Cartmail called on the rally to send a message of support to MoD firefighters facing the dire prospect of post-Carillion outsourcing http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/top-post-carillion-privatisation-of-mod-firefighters-unite-tells-public-sector-pay-rally-tonight/default.aspx tcm:11-33822 Tue, 6 Mar 2018 15:19:35 -0000 Probe call into ‘disappearing’ Carillion NHS pension contributions Unite said mystery surrounded the fate of the pensions’ contributions of thousands of workers who were employed on public sector contracts when Carillion collapsed last month http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/probe-call-into-disappearing-carillion-nhs-pension-contributions/default.aspx tcm:11-33744 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:34:22 -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 Protest at Gloucester NHS ‘tax avoiding’ plan tomorrow Unite, along with the Gloucester and Cheltenham trades councils, will be holding a demonstration outside the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital GL1 3NN tomorrow between 12:00 - 14:00 http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/protest-at-gloucester-nhs-tax-avoiding-plan/default.aspx tcm:11-33660 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:51:07 -0000 Unite statement on Oxfam Unite, the UK’s largest union, which represents staff at Oxfam, is seeking an urgent meeting with the organisation’s management in order to get reassurances, following the recent adverse publicity the charity has received. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-statement-on-oxfam/default.aspx tcm:11-33648 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:57:11 -0000 Unite preparing for industrial action in Rotherham derecognition dispute Unite, the UK’s largest union, is preparing to ballot members for industrial action after Fortem, which undertakes maintenance and repair work on Rotherham council’s housing stock, announced it had derecognised the union. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-preparing-for-industrial-action-in-rotherham-derecognition-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33636 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:21:29 -0000 Somerset’s services for families and children threatened by planned shake-up, warns Unite Unite is organising a demo of community nurses and families to protest at the proposals when the council’s cabinet meets to discuss the plan at County Hall, Taunton TA1 4DY at 09:00 on Monday 12 February. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/somersets-services-for-families-and-children-threatened/default.aspx tcm:11-33503 Thu, 1 Feb 2018 11:35:05 -0000 Unite calls for fundamental reforms after scale of Carillion’s mismanagement revealed Unite, the UK’s largest union has called for the urgent reform of company and pension laws, after the true scale of the fundamental flaws that allowed Carillion to collapse earlier this month, began to be revealed. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-fundamental-reforms-after-scale-of-carillions-mismanagement-revealed/default.aspx tcm:11-33487 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:37:40 -0000 Call for rethink on Lancashire Virgin Care contract on children’s services Unite said a county council rethink was needed on awarding the £104 million, five-year contract to Virgin Care to run Lancashire’s 0-19 healthy child programme, given that Carillion had numerous NHS contracts before its collapse http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/call-for-rethink-on-lancashire-virgin-care-contract-on-childrens-services/default.aspx tcm:11-33485 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:16:32 -0000 Unite calls for immediate action and stronger laws after scale of Carillion pension black hole revealed Following today’s (Monday 29 January) revelation that Carillion’s pension deficit is at least £990 million, Unite, the UK’s largest union, is calling for all possible legal avenues to be explored to recoup money and for the introduction of stronger laws to prevent future scandals. http://www.unitetheunion.org/unite-calls-for-immediate-action-and-stronger-laws-after-scale-of-carillion-pension-black-hole-revealed/default.aspx tcm:11-33461 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:16:58 -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 Striking Unite members in joint Manchester demonstration Hundreds of Unite members will come together in central Manchester this Friday (26 January) in a joint demonstration. Workers on three separate disputes in Manchester (Manchester Mears/Manchester Working, Fujitsu and First Manchester) are all on strike this Friday (26 January) and will be joining forces in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/striking-unite-members-in-joint-manchester-demonstration/default.aspx tcm:11-33423 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:02:03 -0000 Unite responds to Presidents Club sexual harassment expose “The sleazy and disgraceful events that occurred at the Presidents Club charity dinner at the Dorchester Hotel will be all too familiar to people working throughout the hospitality industry." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-respond-to-presidents-club-sexual-harassment-expose/default.aspx tcm:11-33404 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 12:34:45 -0000 ‘Pig headed’ Vivark management causing Knowsley housing misery Unite, the UK’s largest union, has accused the management of Vivark, which provides housing maintenance services for thousands of tenants in Knowsley, Merseyside of being ‘pig headed’ for their blinkered approach to an ongoing pay dispute. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/pig-headed-vivark-management-causing-knowsley-housing-misery/default.aspx tcm:11-33369 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:25:15 -0000 Hull council’s withdrawal of free parking for essential users sparks demo tomorrow The demo by Unite members will be at noon tomorrow at The Guildhall HU1 2AA, as the union called for the charging policy to be rescinded and parking remains free for those carrying out vital council duties http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hull-councils-withdrawal-of-free-parking-for-essential-users-sparks-demo-tomorrow/default.aspx tcm:11-33346 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:11:35 -0000 Government must intervene to prevent huge job losses following Carillion collapse Unite, the UK’s largest union, is calling on the government to take immediate decisive action to prevent further job losses following the collapse of Carillion. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-must-intervene-to-prevent-huge-job-losses-following-carillion-collapse/default.aspx tcm:11-33332 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:42:06 -0000 ‘Carillion-style Pandora’s Box’ could hit patient care in the NHS, warns Unite Unite has written to the health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt calling for an immediate moratorium on further private limited companies being established by NHS trusts in England http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/carillion-style-pandoras-box-could-hit-patient-care-in-the-nhs-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-33317 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:03:11 -0000 Unite calls for cash boost as NHS faces winter funding crisis Unite national officer for health Sarah Carpenter said: “The NHS celebrates its 70th birthday this summer, but the government has put it in intensive care by failing to provide sufficient funding to secure the future of one of Britain’s greatest achievements." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-cash-boost-as-nhs-faces-winter-funding-crisis/default.aspx tcm:11-33218 Wed, 3 Jan 2018 11:21:11 -0000 Unite response to parliamentary working group report into bullying and harassment The statement today (December 21) by Andrea Leadsom regarding the working group into bullying and harassment in parliament, has made some helpful recommendations but much more progress will be needed to address the problems experienced by staff, Unite, the UK’s largest union, has warned. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-response-to-parliamentary-working-group-report-into-bullying-and-harassment/default.aspx tcm:11-33199 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 12:15:57 -0000 Hopes rise of possible breakthrough in Manchester Mears dispute There are cautious hopes that the long-running strike action involving housing maintenance workers employed by Mears in Manchester could be moving towards a conclusion. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hopes-rise-of-possible-breakthrough-in-manchester-mears-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33137 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:05:48 -0000 10th anniversary of educational programme that has helped more than 7,000 migrant workers The programme, developed and run by Unite will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the TUC’s headquarters in London on Saturday http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/10th-anniversary-of-educational-programme-that-has-helped-more-than-7000-migrant-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-33123 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Unions table ‘pay justice’ claim for local government craftworkers Trade unions Unite and GMB have tabled a pay claim on behalf of local government craftworkers, which is seeking a downpayment on ‘pay justice’ for members. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unions-table-pay-justice-claim-for-local-government-craftworkers/default.aspx tcm:11-33077 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:59:36 -0000 ‘Swingeing’ bus cuts in Kent will hit the elderly and disabled, warns Unite The cuts will mean axing 74 contracts affecting services used by pensioners, the disabled and their carers, and low paid workers without cars, as well as school children - total of 1.6 million journeys a year are made on the threatened routes http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/swingeing-bus-cuts-in-kent-will-hit-the-elderly-and-disabled-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-32998 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:20:05 -0000 Knowsley housing workers begin strike action over below inflation pay offers Housing maintenance workers in Knowsley, Merseyside will start a series of strikes over pay this Friday (1 December), Unite, Britain’s largest union, has confirmed. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/knowsley-housing-workers-begin-strike-action-over-below-inflation-pay-offers/default.aspx tcm:11-32969 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:50:33 -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 Extent of parliamentary bullying culture revealed as Unite steps up demands for union recognition A confidential survey of members of trade union Unite, employed by MPs and Lords, has revealed the extent of stress and bullying they experience. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/extent-of-parliamentary-bullying-revealed-as-unite-steps-up-demands-for-union-recognition/default.aspx tcm:11-32909 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:38:37 -0000 Hammond urged to give public sector workers a generous pay rise Unite assistant general secretary Gail Gartmail said: “June’s general election showed that the public has rejected the obsession with the blinkered ideology of austerity and voted for a loosening of the purse strings, so there is more investment in the NHS, education, local government and infrastructure projects." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/give-public-sector-workers-a-generous-pay-rise/default.aspx tcm:11-32879 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:44:12 -0000 Shocking levels of mental illness and stress revealed problems among Manchester housing workers, as strike action resumes A confidential survey of workers employed by Mears in Manchester and joint venture company Manchester Working (operated by Mears) has revealed very high levels of mental health problems and stress among its workforce. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/shocking-levels-of-mental-illness-and-stress-revealed-problems-among-manchester-housing-workers-as-strike-action-resumes/default.aspx tcm:11-32827 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:14:47 -0000 Unite statement on parliamentary branch meeting with the Prime Minister The Unite parliamentary and constituency branch met with the Prime Minister today (November 7) to take forward the longstanding issues in Parliament. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-statement-on-parliamentary-branch-meeting-with-the-prime-minister/default.aspx tcm:11-32777 Tue, 7 Nov 2017 20:21:14 -0000 Manchester housing workers announce extensive strike action Members of Unite, the UK’s largest union, employed by Mears in Manchester in housing maintenance roles will begin a programme of 49 days of strikes next week. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/manchester-housing-workers-announce-extensive-strikes/default.aspx tcm:11-32751 Mon, 6 Nov 2017 09:20:47 -0000 Government response to unpaid sleep-in shifts delays pay justice for thousands Unite, the UK’s largest union, which represents thousands of social care workers has sharply criticised the announcement by the government today (Thursday 2 November) about how workers underpaid for sleep over shifts (while on duty) will be compensated. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-response-to-unpaid-sleep-in-shifts-delays-pay-justice-for-thousands/default.aspx tcm:11-32744 Thu, 2 Nov 2017 15:33:07 -0000 ‘Final wake up call’ on NHS pay as increasing number of nurses leave Unite head of health Sarah Carpenter said: “The disturbing NMC findings are further evidence, if more were needed, that the NHS needs a massive cash injection, with a large tranche earmarked for a generous pay rise for staff." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/final-wake-up-call-on-nhs-pay-as-increasing-number-of-nurses-leave/default.aspx tcm:11-32731 Thu, 2 Nov 2017 02:11:11 -0000 Unite throws down gauntlet to austerity-obsessed Jersey government in pay row Unite regional secretary Peter Hughes said: “The States’ government is obsessed with austerity, although this is not really an issue on prosperous Jersey, which is underpinned by international financial services." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-throws-down-gauntlet-to-austerity-obsessed-jersey-government-in-pay-row/default.aspx tcm:11-32721 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:12:57 -0000