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 Capita staff start strike action over pensions Following the breakdown of talks at Acas, staff are taking part in nine days of industrial action. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/capita-staff-start-strike-action-over-pensions/default.aspx tcm:11-32685 Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:00:42 -0000 Capita talks break down and staff to strike over pensions Dominic Hook said: “It is deeply disappointing that Capita staff are being forced into industrial action because of their employer's disgraceful plans to slash the deferred pay that staff will get in retirement." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/capita-talks-break-down-and-staff-to-strike-over-pensions/default.aspx tcm:11-32590 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:26:21 -0000 Unite anger at Lloyds Banking Group outsourcing decision Unite is calling on Lloyds to reconsider this shameful deal and do the right thing by its staff who have worked hard to ensure the business is the success it is today. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-anger-at-lloyds-banking-group-outsourcing-decision/default.aspx tcm:11-32396 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:22:40 -0000 Unite announces Capita strike over pensions Staff at Capita have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in a ballot calling on their employer to give them a decent pension. In the industrial action ballot 95 per cent of members voted for strike action, on a turnout of 72 per cent. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-announces-capita-strike-over-pensions/default.aspx tcm:11-32353 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:53:00 -0000 Unite reaches deal with Bank of England In a victory for the workforce Unite members at the bank have voted to accept a deal and end the dispute which saw three days of strike action in August. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-reaches-deal-with-bank-of-england/default.aspx tcm:11-32154 Tue, 5 Sep 2017 12:06:28 -0000 RBS announces 40 per cent cut in permanent IT staff "This British-taxpayer funded bank should be concentrating on investing in jobs here in the UK, rather than wholesale cuts.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/rbs-announces-40-per-cent-cut-in-permanent-it-staff/default.aspx tcm:11-31989 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:34:17 -0000 Capita staff balloted over pension scheme closure Dominic Hook, Unite national officer, said: “The disgraceful plans by Capita to slash the deferred pay that staff will get in retirement is utterly unacceptable." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/capita-staff-balloted-over-pension-scheme-closure/default.aspx tcm:11-31978 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:44 -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 Bank of England staff start pay strike The union has called on the governor of the bank, Mark Carney to personally intervene to settle this long-running dispute for the sake of the stability of the bank and the interests of its committed workforce. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bank-of-england-staff-start-pay-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-31859 Tue, 1 Aug 2017 08:00:29 -0000 Bank of England strike - photo call - amended date Staff at the Bank of England will start a three day strike on Tuesday 1 August 2017. The strikers will be holding a demonstration outside the bank’s London office at 10am on Tuesday (1 August) to mark the start of the strike over pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bank-of-england-strike-commences---photo-call-amended-date/default.aspx tcm:11-31827 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:09:27 -0000 Bank of England strike - photo call advance notice Protestors will be wearing masks of Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England and holding placards and flags – ‘Bank of England staff want fair pay’. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bank-of-england-strike---photo-call-advance-notice/default.aspx tcm:11-31806 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:53:00 -0000 Unite reaction to Aviva decision to close Southend site with 120 job cuts The news that 86 employees now face losing their jobs in Southend and another 34 mobile claims adjuster staff will also be cut is completely unjust. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-reaction-to-aviva-decision-to-close-southend-site/default.aspx tcm:11-31611 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:48:13 -0000 Bank of England staff to strike for first time in half a century “Unite is calling on the Bank of England to come back to the negotiating table to discuss a fair pay deal for the employees in order to avoid any industrial action. Unite is prepared to talk and to reach a fair settlement.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bank-of-england-staff-to-strike-for-first-time-in-50-years/default.aspx tcm:11-31503 Mon, 3 Jul 2017 09:43:15 -0000 Unite reaction to Co-op Bank rescue announcement "Unite is pleased that the future of the bank appears protected as it continues to stand alone rather than being broken up and sold off in pieces. It is vital to the workforce that the Co-operative’s name, ethics and values will be safeguarded." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-reaction-to-co-op-bank-rescue-announcement/default.aspx tcm:11-31446 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:32:52 -0000 Unite calls LBG decision to cut 340 Scottish jobs “unjustified” Unite has said that the scale of job losses and restructuring announced today by the bank across Scotland is astonishing and unjustified. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-lbg-decision-to-cut-340-scottish-jobs-unjustified/default.aspx tcm:11-31395 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:40:47 -0000 Unite protest outside Bank of England in pay dispute Unite will today protest outside the bank in an ongoing dispute over pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-protest-outside-bank-of-england-in-pay-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-31363 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:37:55 -0000 Unite challenges Capita CEO on pensions destruction Unite is now consulting with its members about these major pensions changes. The union is calling on Capita to withdraw these unacceptable proposals and reassure its staff that their pensions are safe. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-challenges-capita-ceo-on-pensions/default.aspx tcm:11-31319 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:21:10 -0000 Unite calls for job security for 1,500 LBG staff Unite has today called on IBM to give Lloyds Banking Group staff assurances about their future job security following the announcement that 1,500 staff will be transferred to the company. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-job-security-for-1500-lbg-staff/default.aspx tcm:11-31267 Tue, 6 Jun 2017 13:56:24 -0000 Unite begins strike ballot for Bank of England staff in pay dispute Staff at the Bank of England will from today start voting in an industrial action ballot as Unite calls on their employer to give them a decent pay deal. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-begins-strike-ballot-for-bank-of-england-staff-in-pay-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-31216 Thu, 1 Jun 2017 09:30:29 -0000 Unite reaction to further 334 RBS job losses Unite has expressed opposition to the announcement that the bank has decided to cut another 334 jobs and offshore more jobs to India. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-reaction-to-further-334-rbs-job-losses/default.aspx tcm:11-31016 Tue, 9 May 2017 15:25:52 -0000 Unite launches major legal challenge to counter bogus self-employment culture Unite, the UK’s largest union, has launched a major legal appeal case at the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) to tackle bogus self-employment in the construction and other sectors. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-launches-major-legal-challenge-to-counter-bogus-self-employment-culture/default.aspx tcm:11-30734 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:46:49 -0000 Unite incensed by further branch closures by Lloyds Banking Group Rob MacGregor said: “The continuous stream of branch closures announced by the UK’s retail bank branches appears to show no signs of ending. The loss of a further 100 local banks will be painful for high streets across the country to absorb." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-incensed-by-further-branch-closures-by-lloyds-banking-group/default.aspx tcm:11-30653 Wed, 5 Apr 2017 11:25:34 -0000 Unite anger as RBS ‘turns its back on communities’ “Banks have a duty to the wider community and that is especially the case for banks like RBS that have large taxpayer-owned shareholdings." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-anger-as-rbs-turns-its-back-on-communities/default.aspx tcm:11-30488 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:30:10 -0000 Bank of England governor’s birthday marred as pay dispute escalates The union said that its members were having a paltry annual pay award imposed, while the bank’s deputy governor Charlotte Hogg, who resigned for failing to disclose that her brother holds a senior position in Barclays, reportedly pocketed £350,000-a-year http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-press-release--immediate-release-thursday-16-march-2017---bank-of-england-governors-birthday-marred-as-pay-dispute-escalates/default.aspx tcm:11-30381 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:15:29 -0000 Unite welcomes Welsh government’s clampdown on immoral employment practices Unite, the largest union in Wales, has strongly welcomed today’s (Thursday 9 March) announcement by the Welsh government that will eliminate illegal and unethical employment practices on all public sector contracts including in the supply chain. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-welcomes-welsh-governments-clampdown-on-immoral-employment-practices/default.aspx tcm:11-30305 Thu, 9 Mar 2017 11:56:03 -0000 Unite anger as Barclays announces over 180 job losses with closure of mortgage centre Unite has today condemned Barclays Bank for the announcement of the closure of their mortgage centre in Llanishen, Cardiff with the loss of over 180 jobs. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-anger-as-barclays-announces-over-180-job-losses-with-closure-of-mortgage-centre/default.aspx tcm:11-30281 Wed, 8 Mar 2017 13:46:49 -0000 Unite calls for moratorium on RBS branch closures Unite called a moratorium on continual branch closures and job cuts at the taxpayer backed RBS. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-moratorium-on-rbs-branch-closures/default.aspx tcm:11-30108 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:43:04 -0000 Staff face uncertainty as HSBC announces hundreds of job cuts Unite is again calling on the banking industry to rethink such branch culling exercises, which do nothing to reassure customers or staff that banking is accessible and open to all. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/staff-uncertainty-as-hsbc-announces-hundreds-of-job-cuts/default.aspx tcm:11-29731 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:01:23 -0000 Union shock as Airdrie Savings Bank to close Unite the union has reacted with shock and bitter disappointment over the planned closure of the Airdrie Savings Bank. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/union-shock-as-airdrie-savings-bank-to-close/default.aspx tcm:11-29672 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:36:42 -0000 Unite devastated at 400 bank job cuts Unite is bitterly disappointed by the announcement from the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank to close 79 branches which will result in over 400 job losses. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-devastated-at-400-bank-job-cuts/default.aspx tcm:11-29651 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:50:08 -0000 Co-operative Bank job cuts could hit customer service warns Unite Expressing concern over the breadth and the speed of the planned cuts, Unite questioned whether the bank could continue to function effectively and offer high rates of customer satisfaction. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/co-operative-bank-job-cuts-could-hit-customer-service-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-29186 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:33:24 -0000 Site closures and 600 job cuts by iPSL branded “tragic” by Unite Unite has described the decision by iPSL to close seven sites across the county resulting in approximately 600 job losses as “tragic”. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/site-closures-and-600-job-cuts-by-ipsl-branded-tragic-by-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-29050 Tue, 8 Nov 2016 10:49:31 -0000 1,340 job losses at Lloyds Banking Group branded “horrific” by Unite “Unite will oppose all job losses and challenge senior management to ensure all those affected by this latest round of announcements be offered alternative suitable employment.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/1340-job-losses-at-lloyds-banking-group-branded-horrific-by-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-28682 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:20:40 -0000 Prudential staff in Reading call off strike after winning job guarantees Two 24-hours strikes by Prudential employees based in Reading have been suspended after the company gave guarantees that alternative jobs would be found for those affected. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/prudential-staff-in-reading-call-off-strike-after-winning-job-guarantees/default.aspx tcm:11-28297 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:28:50 -0000 82 job losses at Aviva in Leicester deplored by Unite The jobs are based at the city’s Princess Road West – and the redundancies are expected to be completed by 31 December this year http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/82-job-losses-at-aviva-in-leicester-deplored-by-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-28292 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:13:22 -0000 Prudential staff in Reading to strike for two days over outsourcing jobs to India Unite said that the two days of strike action - 16 and 23 September - were ‘major shots across the Prudential’s bows’ in a bid to make it to reconsider the offshoring decision http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/prudential-staff-in-reading-to-strike-for-two-days-over-outsourcing-jobs-to-india/default.aspx tcm:11-28202 Fri, 9 Sep 2016 10:56:45 -0000 Prudential staff start industrial action over job losses to India Unite regional officer Ian Methven said: “The industrial action by Prudential staff represents the anger felt over the transfer of 76 skilled workers from Reading to Mumbai. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/prudential-staff-start-industrial-action-over-job-losses-to-india/default.aspx tcm:11-28049 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:15 -0000 Prudential staff vote for industrial action over offshoring to India Prudential staff have voted to take industrial action following the announcement that the company will be offshoring skilled jobs to Mumbai. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/prudential-staff-vote-for-industrial-action-over-offshoring-to-india/default.aspx tcm:11-27968 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:01:24 -0000 Prudential staff in Reading in strike ballot over outsourcing 75 jobs to India Unite contrasts the £2 million that will be allegedly saved by these job losses, with the four highly paid senior appointments recently made by Prudential UK chief executive, John Foley http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/prudential-staff-in-reading-in-strike-ballot-over-outsourcing-75-jobs-to-india/default.aspx tcm:11-27716 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:30:58 -0000 Lloyds accused of cutting ‘too far too fast’ as Unite demands jobs guarantees “Lloyds should be in no doubt that Unite will oppose all compulsory redundancies and will be doing everything in its power to ensure that those employees who wish to continue working for the banking group do so.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/lloyds-accused-of-cutting-too-far-too-fast-as-unite-demands-jobs-guarantees/default.aspx tcm:11-27676 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:20:57 -0000 Capita urged to drop ‘derisory’ pay plans as profits surge Dominic Hook said: “Profit hungry bosses need to drop their penny pinching pay plans and enter into meaningful talks over pay." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/capita-urged-to-drop-derisory-pay-plans-as-profits-surge/default.aspx tcm:11-27671 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:19:53 -0000 Unite angered by RBS offshoring jobs to India Unite has described news today that RBS will be offshoring further jobs to India as the “ultimate betrayal” of the loyal workforce. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-angered-by-rbs-offshoring-jobs-to-india/default.aspx tcm:11-27553 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:48:59 -0000 Capita staff start two day strike action across the country Staff at Capita sites across the country will today start two days of strike action in an ongoing dispute about staff pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/capita-staff-start-two-day-strike-action-across-the-country/default.aspx tcm:11-27481 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:00:31 -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 Blue chip firms to be hit as Capita pension workers stage 24-hour strike Unite national officer for finance Dominic Hook said: “Our members are fed up to the back teeth by enduring poverty pay, while Capita accrues large profits on the back of their hard work." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/blue-chip-firms-to-be-hit-as-capita-pension-workers-stage-24-hour-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-27124 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:39:03 -0000 Capita workers in overtime ban to defeat ‘poverty pay’ Over 920 life and pensions workers at Capita will be starting an indefinite overtime ban tomorrow after voting by 90 per cent in support of industrial action in a dispute over a below inflation pay deal. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/capita-workers-in-overtime-ban-to-defeat-poverty-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-26937 Thu, 2 Jun 2016 11:25:05 -0000 HSBC plan to axe 840 IT jobs is 'reckless and short sighted' HSBC will axe 840 jobs in IT departments in a ‘reckless’ drive to offshore jobs to India, China and Poland said Unite, the trade union for UK bank workers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hsbc-plan-to-axe-840-it-jobs-is-reckless-and-short-sighted/default.aspx tcm:11-26715 Mon, 16 May 2016 12:00:17 -0000 ‘A monumental injustice’: Unite responds as former RBS bosses avoid criminal charges Unite responds to the decision not to level criminal charges at former RBS bosses http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/a-monumental-injustice-unite-responds-as-former-rbs-bosses-avoid-criminal-charges/default.aspx tcm:11-26700 Thu, 12 May 2016 16:02:00 -0000 Capita workers overwhelmingly reject 'derisory' pay offer as strike action looms Life and Pensions workers at Capita have voted by 88 per cent to reject a 'derisory' pay offer and have today served notice of a final ballot for strike actio http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/capita-workers-overwhelmingly-reject-derisory-pay-offer-as-strike-action-looms/default.aspx tcm:11-26482 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:12:37 -0000 Lloyds bank to axe 600 roles and offshore IT as Unite warns of ‘race to the bottom’ Lloyds bank has today announced cuts to 625 jobs across several divisions. This includes the offshoring of IT workers to India in a dangerous ‘race to the bottom’. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/lloyds-bank-axe-600-roles-and-offshore-it-as-unite-warns-of-race-to-the-bottom/default.aspx tcm:11-26400 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:00:29 -0000