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 vows to fight for jobs as General Electric unveils job cut plans General Electric is in danger of cutting too far, too fast and leaving itself ill equipped to meet the challenges of the changing power generation market. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-vows-to-fight-for-jobs-as-general-electric-unveils-job-cut-plans/default.aspx tcm:11-33058 Thu, 7 Dec 2017 14:39:56 -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 Unite calls on Holyrood to support charter for workers’ rights Unite to launch Fair Hospitality campaign on Thursday 15 June http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-on-holyrood-to-support-charter-for-workers-rights/default.aspx tcm:11-31330 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:23:10 -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 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 Unite calls for government action to support the steel industry amid more jobs losses Unite calls for government action to help Britain’s steel industry as Tata Steel announces it will mothball its Llanwern steel mill http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-government-action-to-support-the-steel-industry-amid-more-jobs-losses/default.aspx tcm:11-23817 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:10:56 -0000 Tata steel workers vote for strike action over ‘work till you drop’ pension plans 70 per cent backed strike action on a turnout of 66 per cent amid accusations that Tata Steel’s management was on the verge of provoking the biggest crisis in the steel industry for a generation. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/tata-steel-workers-vote-for-strike-action-over-work-till-you-drop-pension-plans/default.aspx tcm:11-23076 Fri, 5 Jun 2015 15:00:15 -0000 Government warned against another Royal Mail ‘fire sale’ Sell-off of remaining stake comes two years after Royal Mail’s controversy ridden flotation which created a political storm http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-warned-against-another-royal-mail-fire-sale/default.aspx tcm:11-23065 Thu, 4 Jun 2015 16:31:35 -0000 Remaining in the EU is essential for manufacturing workers Another crucial reason that makes this election important is our membership of the European Union. http://www.unitetheunion.org/campaigning/unitepolitics/unitepoliticsblog/remaining-in-the-eu-is-essential-for-manufacturing-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-22482 Thu, 2 Apr 2015 10:53:57 -0000 New drive for the women engineers of tomorrow launched amid skills warning New guide launched as part of a campaign by Unite to bust myths and encourage more young women into engineering and science apprenticeships http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/new-drive-for-the-women-engineers-of-tomorrow-launched-amid-skills-warning/default.aspx tcm:11-22141 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 01:00:00 -0000 Hundreds to protest against social cleansing of West Hendon Around 200 families face eviction from their homes from Tuesday 31 March. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hundreds-to-protest-against-social-cleansing-of-west-hendon/default.aspx tcm:11-21520 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:06:47 -0000 Striking workers urge Dame Barbour to intervene in jacket maker dispute Solidarity march and rally comes as Barbour management agreed to Acas talks http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/striking-workers-urge-dame-barbour-to-intervene-in-jacket-maker-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-21315 Thu, 8 Jan 2015 12:33:32 -0000 Engineering skills warning as new report calls for government action The UK economy is facing an engineering skills gap and needs 87,000 new engineers a year over the next decade warns a new report launched by Unite today. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/engineering-skills-warning-as-new-report-calls-for-government-action/default.aspx tcm:11-20669 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:24:03 -0000 Making the future: engineering graduate career guide to manufacturing Manufacturing is back in fashion and the variety of opportunities open to engineers is astounding http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/general-engineering-manufacturing--servicing/general-engineering-manufacturing--servicing-news/making-the-future-engineering-graduate-career-guide-to-manufacturing/default.aspx tcm:11-20031 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:18:30 -0000 National Manufacturing Debate 2014 Ian Waddell, national officer address giving an overview of inhibitors. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/manufacturing/manufacturingnews/national-manufacturing-debate-2014/default.aspx tcm:11-20027 Thu, 9 Oct 2014 12:17:11 -0000 The Tory Party’s ‘friends with benefits’ give lie to Grant Shapps’ membership spin Unite, the UK’s largest trade union, has dismissed Grant Shapps’ use of ‘friends’ to artificially boost Tory membership, by revealing the hedge fund donors - the Tory’s true friends with benefits - who have stood to gain from government policies. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/the-tory-partys-friends-with-benefits-give-lie-to-grant-shapps-membership-spin/default.aspx tcm:11-19873 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:06:29 -0000 Honeywell locks out its workers - again Sign the petition http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/general-engineering-manufacturing--servicing/general-engineering-manufacturing--servicing-news/honeywell-locks-out-its-workers---again/default.aspx tcm:11-19561 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:48:53 -0000 Campaign steps up in UPS Parcels ‘impossible workloads’ dispute This action will form the bedrock for a national strike ballot by Unite of the UK’s UPS Parcels workforce. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/campaign-steps-up-in-ups-parcels-impossible-workloads-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-19260 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:50:04 -0000 Electricians and labourers overwhelmingly reject ‘woeful’ two year pay deal A meeting of shop stewards from across the country next Monday will decide the next steps, which could include an industrial action ballot. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/electricians-and-labourers-overwhelmingly-reject-woeful-two-year-pay-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-19257 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:22:53 -0000 Post Office results put a gloss on a sorry picture of mismanagement, says Unite Today’s Post Office results put a gloss on a sorry picture of mismanagement said Britain’s largest union, Unite. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/post-office-results-put-a-gloss-on-a-sorry-picture-of-mismanagement-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-18840 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:10:16 -0000 BECTU dispute with Ritzy Cinema, Brixton Unite is aware of the dispute between BECTU and the Ritzy Cinema and its parent group Picturehouse. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/manufacturing/manufacturingnews/bectu-dispute-with-ritzy-cinema-brixton/default.aspx tcm:11-18651 Wed, 2 Jul 2014 16:20:04 -0000 Unite’s community 'warriors' to target low wage employers Supermarkets and hotel groups paying below the living wage are to be targeted as part of a renewed effort to shame wealthy companies keeping communities in poverty. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unites-community-warriors-to-target-low-wage-employers/default.aspx tcm:11-18607 Tue, 1 Jul 2014 12:16:40 -0000 'We face the fight of our lives. There can be no third option' McCluskey urges full support for Labour to rid Britain of `ruinous coalition’ http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/we-face-the-fight-of-our-lives-there-can-be-no-third-option/default.aspx tcm:11-18552 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:56:57 -0000 Labour manufacturing review exposes the dangers of short- termism, says Unite The review underlined the need for Labour to develop a long term strategic manufacturing strategy and highlighted the crucial role workforces and trade unions play in securing investment and skills. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/labour-manufacturing-review-exposes-the-dangers-of-short--termism-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-18542 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:51:31 -0000 Protests at the Dorchester over the Sultan of Brunei’s ‘brutal’ law Hotel workers in London will stage a protest outside the world-famous Dorchester over laws enacted by the hotel owner, the Sultan of Brunei, that flout the basic human rights of the citizens of his country. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/protests-at-the-dorchester-over-the-sultan-of-bruneis-brutal-law/default.aspx tcm:11-18514 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:16:35 -0000 Nine month UPS parcel dispute flares up as Unite reps ‘victimised’ Unite has been involved in the dispute at Camden, the biggest UPS depot in Europe, over unreasonable workloads and alleged bullying since last October. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/nine-month-ups-parcel-dispute-flares-up-as-unite-reps-victimised/default.aspx tcm:11-18503 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:51:48 -0000 AstraZeneca - Pfizer: Swedish trade unions statement - "there is no time to lean back" The trade unions at AstraZeneca in Sweden are relieved that no merger between Pfizer and AstraZeneca will occur right now. At the same time we must use this breathing space to strengthen Swedish Life Science and show the world around us that we have a research environment of the highest quality. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/chemicals-pharmaceuticals-process-and-textiles/chemicalspharmaceuticalsprocessandtextilesnews/astrazeneca---pfizer-swedish-trade-unions-statement---there-is-no-time-to-lean-back/default.aspx tcm:11-18189 Wed, 4 Jun 2014 15:06:06 -0000 Government accused of ‘fleecing’ the taxpayer as Royal Mail profits rise Britain’s largest union accused the government of ‘fleecing’ taxpayers over the controversy ridden Royal Mail sale as the company saw operating profits rise to £671 million from £598 million a year ago. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-accused-of-fleecing-the-taxpayer-as-royal-mail-profits-rise/default.aspx tcm:11-18001 Thu, 22 May 2014 09:42:26 -0000 Unite LE region supports demonstration in Dalston over the tragic deaths of factory workers in Bangladesh Labour Behind the Label will be holding an action at 1pm on 24th May outside Matalan in Kingsland Shopping Centre, Dalston, E8 2LX. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/londonandeastern/londoneasternnews/unite-le-region-supports-demo-in-dalston-over-the-tragic-deaths-of-factory-workers-in-bangladesh/default.aspx tcm:11-17992 Wed, 21 May 2014 17:15:29 -0000 What has Europe ever done for manufacturing workers? Well, quite a lot as it happens: European Union membership gives us the laws and legislation that have helped bring investment and decent jobs in manufacturing to the UK. European Union membership has attracted manufacturers and investment to the UK in Automotive, Aerospace, Engineering & Metals, Science, Graphical & Packaging. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/manufacturing/manufacturingnews/what-has-europe-ever-done-for-manufacturing-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-17654 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:14:33 -0000 Britain's apprenticeship revolution - is it delivering? External link - Listen again on BBC Radio 4 You and Yours. Business leaders hope it can lift productivity and politicians of all colours are embracing the modernisation of the apprenticeship system - the Chancellor calls it his "march of the makers". But is the revolution delivering on its promise to our workers-to-be? http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/manufacturing/manufacturingnews/britains-apprenticeship-revolution---is-it-delivering/default.aspx tcm:11-17615 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:50:25 -0000 Calls for public inquiry into offshore helicopter safety set to intensify Unite, offshore safety campaigners and crash survivors will come together at the Scottish TUC Annual Conference this Monday (14 April), to intensify calls for a public inquiry into UK offshore helicopter safety and for Norwegian-style offshore safety reforms to help more workers get back home safe. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/calls-for-public-inquiry-into-offshore-helicopter-safety-set-to-intensify/default.aspx tcm:11-17408 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:09:41 -0000 Strike ballot at Crittall Windows wins first pay rise in 6 years Unite members at Crittall Windows, Witham, have secured their first pay increase since 2008 following a positive strike ballot. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/londonandeastern/londoneasternnews/strike-ballot-at-crittall-windows-wins-first-pay-rise-in-6-years/default.aspx tcm:11-17359 Wed, 9 Apr 2014 17:15:29 -0000 Manifesto to put industry back to work IndustriAll Europe has launched its manifesto for the European elections: “Put Industry back to work!”. The manifesto puts forwards its demands for a socially and environmentally responsible industrial policy for Europe. Unite is a key affiliate of IndustriALL Europe and contributed to the manifesto. In the run up to the European elections in May, this document can be used by Unite reps to argue with candidates in the election on the issue of boosting and supporting a European wide manufacturing and indstrial plan to get Europe back to work. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/manufacturing/manufacturingnews/manifesto-to-put-industry-back-to-work/default.aspx tcm:11-17319 Mon, 7 Apr 2014 16:07:22 -0000 Carr inquiry a cynical Tory stunt to divert attention from cost of living crisis, says Unite The government was accused of a cynical attempt to divert attention away from the cost of living crisis as it published the terms of reference for the Carr inquiry. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/carr-inquiry-a-cynical-tory-stunt-to-divert-attention-from-cost-of-living-crisis-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-17089 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:15:29 -0000 Wind power industry blown back on course thanks to Siemens Unite, Britain’s biggest union, says the country’s wind power industry has been ‘blown back on course’ thanks to Siemens’ £160 million investment in wind turbine production and installation facilities in Hull. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/wind-power-industry-blown-back-on-course-thanks-to-siemens/default.aspx tcm:11-16983 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:36:38 -0000 Jobless figures mask a low waged workforce Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “We can’t tolerate an economic landscape that offers precious little hope of real jobs for our young people." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/jobless-figures-mask-a-low-waged-workforce/default.aspx tcm:11-16843 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:35:15 -0000 Len me your ears External Link - Football-loving Len McCluskey wants Labour to get back on the pitch. But the General Secretary of Unite warns that if the party fails to be radical, it could be UKIP and the SNP scoring the goals - The House Magazine http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/manufacturing/manufacturingnews/len-me-your-ears/default.aspx tcm:11-16764 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:48:45 -0000 Intern pay abuse reported to the taxman via the web A web tool enabling people to report bad employers suspected of not paying the national minimum wage (NMW) to interns to the taxman has been launched by Unite, the country’s largest union. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/intern-pay-abuse-reported-to-the-taxman-via-the-web/default.aspx tcm:11-16723 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:46:49 -0000 Unite Executive Council statement on Labour Party affiliation The decision of the Labour Party Special Conference on March 1 to adopt the proposals of the Collins review sets the collective relationship of Unite and other affiliated unions with the Party on a new course. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-executive-council-statement-on-labour-party-affiliation/default.aspx tcm:11-16555 Wed, 5 Mar 2014 17:45:51 -0000 McCluskey: `Labour is our party – we are going nowhere' Unite backs reform of the union-Labour link The country’s biggest union, Unite, has backed the reforms to the Labour party's link with trade unions – but has warned those who want to push the unions to the margins of the party that Unite is `going nowhere’. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/mccluskey-labour-is-our-party--we-are-going-nowhere/default.aspx tcm:11-16479 Sat, 1 Mar 2014 13:00:14 -0000 Unions building global power against attacks by Crown Holdings Trade unions from Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and UK met on 25 February in Switzerland to confront the anti-union strategy of Crown Holdings, an American multinational packaging company. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/manufacturing/manufacturingnews/unions-building-global-power-against-attacks-by-crown-holdings/default.aspx tcm:11-16445 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:01:38 -0000 EU Commission delays Crown Holdings Mivisa takeover External link - The EU Commission has delayed the deadline for Crown Holdings acquisition of Mivisa, from February 28 to March 14, according to reports in the Official journal for the European Union. - FoodProductiondaily.com http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/manufacturing/manufacturingnews/eu-commission-delays-crown-holdings-mivisa-takeover/default.aspx tcm:11-16432 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:55:35 -0000 Strike action at Daiwa over low-pay imposition Twelve low-paid workers at the Wishaw based fishing rod manufacturer Daiwa Sports will take strike action next week over a long-standing pay dispute with local management. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/strike-action-at-daiwa-over-low-pay-imposition/default.aspx tcm:11-16337 Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:29:35 -0000 Unite launches joint initiative to promote engineering and science to young women Unite, Cogent and the TUC to launch initiative to attract young women into science, engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-launches-joint-initiative-to-promote-engineering-and-science-to-young-women/default.aspx tcm:11-16282 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:39:08 -0000 UK workers need a pay rise, as wages still lag behind inflation Welcoming this month’s dip in the consumer prices index to 1.9 per cent, Unite said that the biggest issue holding back economic recovery was the lack of money in people’s wallets and purses. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/uk-workers-need-a-pay-rise-as-wages-still-lag-behind-inflation/default.aspx tcm:11-16241 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:08:30 -0000 Unite organiser recruits in Ghana Kwasi Agyemang-Prempeh spent a week’s holiday training and supporting union officers in Ghana with UNI Global Union. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/londonandeastern/londoneasternnews/unite-organiser-recruits-in-ghana/default.aspx tcm:11-16192 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:23:46 -0000 ETUC demands a change of direction from Troika amid growing fears of far-right gains in looming elections External link - At a recent hearing of the European Parliament, the European TUC presented the results of its investigations into the activities of officials from the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, known as the Troika, who are effectively running Governments in Cyprus, Greece, Ireland and Portugal. - Tribune. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/manufacturing/manufacturingnews/etuc-demands-a-change-of-direction-from-troika-amid-growing-fears-of-far-right-gains-in-looming-elections/default.aspx tcm:11-16063 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:29:48 -0000 The other British economy - low productivity and no manufacturing strategy Unite assistant general secretary Tony Burke, writing in Left Foot Forward. "This week’s figures on manufacturing growth from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) proved to be weaker than expected and they demonstrate the need of a robust manufacturing strategy and leadership from the government – neither of which is happening." http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/manufacturing/manufacturingnews/the-other-british-economy---low-productivity-and-no-manufacturing-strategy/default.aspx tcm:11-16060 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:10:57 -0000 Unite statement on Dunlop closure in Birmingham Unite regional officer Andy Taylor said: “We are shocked and dismayed at the announcement made today (Monday, 3 February) of the closure of Dunlop Motorsports with the loss of 241 jobs. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-statement-on-dunlop-closure-in-birmingham/default.aspx tcm:11-15913 Mon, 3 Feb 2014 19:00:25 -0000