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 Government admits mislabelled inferior tyres being sold in the UK A freedom of information (FOI) request made by Unite, the UK’s largest union, has revealed that mislabelled inferior tyres have been found being sold in the UK, which would endanger the lives of thousands of motorists. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-admit-mislabelled-inferior-tyres-being-sold-in-the-uk/default.aspx tcm:11-35090 Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:19:02 -0000 London bus company Metroline warned to end religious discrimination of bus driver Unite, the UK’s largest union, is warning London bus contractor Metroline Travel to end the religious discrimination currently being experienced by one of its drivers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/london-bus-company-metroline-warned-end-religious-discrimination-of-bus-driver/default.aspx tcm:11-35041 Thu, 9 Aug 2018 11:09:49 -0000 Manchester Metrolink tram workers accept three year pay deal Unite regional officer Steve Davies said: “We are pleased with the very good package that our members have accepted which must be one of the best such deals negotiated in the UK this year." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/manchester-metrolink-tram-workers-accept-three-year-pay-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-35024 Tue, 7 Aug 2018 12:25:12 -0000 Strikes suspended as Sheffield tram drivers to vote on new pay offer Unite will be recommending acceptance of the three year pay deal which was agreed after talks yesterday with South Yorkshire Supertram Ltd http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/strikes-suspended-as-sheffield-tram-drivers-to-vote-on-new-pay-offer/default.aspx tcm:11-35008 Fri, 3 Aug 2018 15:31:09 -0000 Unite calls for talks as more strikes loom in Sheffield tram drivers pay dispute Unite regional coordinating officer Steve Clark said: “We have strained every sinew to set up constructive talks with the company - we are aiming for Thursday afternoon under the Acas umbrella - but we have had no response from the management to our continued overtures." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-talks-as-more-strikes-loom-in-sheffield-tram-drivers-pay-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-34975 Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:12:02 -0000 Manchester Metrolink tram workers in strike vote over substandard pay offer Drivers are angry over a ‘substandard’ pay offer and pay levels that see them earning up to £7,000 less per year than counterparts in other cities across the UK doing the same job. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/manchester-metrolink-tram-workers-in-strike-vote-over-substandard-pay-offer/default.aspx tcm:11-34898 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:37:04 -0000 Sheffield tram drivers under attack in ‘propaganda war’ on eve of Tramlines festival Unite regional coordinating officer Steve Clark said: “The management is waging a nasty propaganda war against Unite members taking legitimate industrial action over a shoddy pay offer that amounts to a 26 pence an hour rise." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/tram-drivers-under-attack-in-propaganda-war/default.aspx tcm:11-34890 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:40:35 -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 Sheffield tram system set to be ‘paralysed’ by strike action next week in ‘26p an hour’ pay offer row About 200 drivers and conductors working on the 48-stop light rail tram system will strike for 24 hours on Monday and again on Thursday http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/sheffield-tram-system-set-to-be-paralysed/default.aspx tcm:11-34800 Fri, 6 Jul 2018 10:17:41 -0000 Likelihood of Hackney parking chaos increases as peace talks collapse The prospect of residents in Hackney north London, becoming mired in a parking meltdown next month has dramatically increased after peace talks brokered by the conciliation service Acas collapsed yesterday (Wednesday 27 June). http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/likelihood-of-hackney-parking-chaos-increases-as-peace-talks-collapse/default.aspx tcm:11-34701 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 09:43:39 -0000 Wolverhampton disruption expected as taxi drivers protest Taxi drivers from Coventry are set to cause disruption in the centre of Wolverhampton tomorrow (28 June) to protest over the council’s issuing of Uber licences. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/wolverhampton-disruption-expected-taxi-drivers-protest/default.aspx tcm:11-34695 Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:48:13 -0000 Unite urges Sheffield Supertram bosses to make improved pay offer to avoid strikes Unite called on Stagecoach bosses running Sheffield’s Supertram to table a revised pay offer to avoid industrial action after drivers and conductors overwhelmingly backed strike action in a dispute over pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-urges-sheffield-supertram-bosses-to-make-improved-pay-offer-to-avoid-strikes/default.aspx tcm:11-34653 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:21:56 -0000 Hackney drivers face summer meltdown as traffic wardens announce fresh strike dates Motorists in Hackney, north London, are facing a summer meltdown as the boroughs traffic wardens, members of Unite the UK’s largest union, have announced six days of strike action next month. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hackney-drivers-face-summer-meltdown-as-traffic-wardens-announce-fresh-strikes/default.aspx tcm:11-34623 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:29:10 -0000 Unite calls for ‘fresh approach’ at FirstGroup as Tim O’Toole’s ‘disastrous’ tenure ends Unite described Tim O’Toole’s tenure as chief executive at FirstGroup as a ‘disaster of managed decline’. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-fresh-approach-at-firstgroup-as-tim-otooles-disastrous-tenure-ends/default.aspx tcm:11-34476 Thu, 31 May 2018 14:34:05 -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 Government must enforce new tyre regulations to improve safety Unite, the UK’s largest union, is calling on the government to fully enforce new European Union regulations which will improve safety by placing import duties on inferior quality tyres being imported from China. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-must-enforce-new-tyre-regulations-to-improve-safety/default.aspx tcm:11-34320 Fri, 11 May 2018 11:49:02 -0000 London bus drivers to receive wage boost due to Unite campaign London’s bus drivers will shortly see their minimum pay rates increase as a result of policies agreed between Unite, the UK’s largest union, and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/london-bus-drivers-to-receive-wage-boost-due-to-unite-campaign/default.aspx tcm:11-34290 Wed, 9 May 2018 12:26:29 -0000 Fresh Dial-a-Ride strikes as peace talks fail Workers at Dial-a-Ride will begin a second series of strikes tomorrow (Tuesday 1 May) after peace talks to resolve the dispute, over the withdrawal of rest days and imposition of new rosters, failed to make progress. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/fresh-dial-a-ride-strikes-as-peace-talks-fail/default.aspx tcm:11-34216 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 11:56:50 -0000 Dial-a-ride workers to begin two day strike over attack on conditions Unite members employed by Dial-a-ride will begin a 48 hour stoppage from 00:01 hours tomorrow (Wednesday 28 March) in a dispute over the withdrawal of rest days and the imposition of new rosters. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/dial-a-ride-workers-to-begin-two-day-strike-over-attack-on-conditions/default.aspx tcm:11-33990 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:13:41 -0000 Unite members secure pay rise to end Gatwick transport chaos fears Strike action involving bus drivers who ferry passengers to and from aircraft at Gatwick airport has been averted after the company made a vastly improved pay offer. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-secures-pay-rise-to-end-gatwick-transport-chaos-fears/default.aspx tcm:11-33613 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:02:15 -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 hails landmark ‘licence for London’ covering the capital’s 25,000 bus drivers “No longer will London’s bus workers have to take a pay cut if they move operator and go to the bottom rung of the ladder." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-hails-landmark-licence-for-london-covering-the-capitals-25000-bus-drivers/default.aspx tcm:11-33343 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:47:30 -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 UK commuters spend up to 5 times as much of their salary on rail fares as other Europeans, finds TUC Unite national officer for the rail industry Bobby Morton said:“Millions of commuters are being held to ransom by the greedy privatised rail companies." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/uk-commuters/default.aspx tcm:11-33212 Tue, 2 Jan 2018 09:41:27 -0000 Arriva North West bus workers hail victory in pay dispute The workers voted overwhelmingly to accept the two year pay deal and strike action in the run-up to Christmas has now been called off http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/arriva-north-west-bus-workers-hail-victory-in-pay-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33109 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:43:38 -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 Unite slams Arriva North West for spreading ‘false news’ to turn the public against striking bus workers Unite slams Arriva North West for spreading ‘false news’ to turn the public against striking bus workers http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-slams-arriva-north-west-for-spreading-false-news-to-turn-the-public-against-striking-bus-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-32960 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:04:22 -0000 Bus workers at Arriva North West reject derisory penny an hour pay offer as strikes set to continue Over 2,000 bus drivers and engineering staff employed by Arriva North West will stage a further 24 hour strike on Monday 27 November after overwhelmingly rejecting the company’s latest pay offer worth just one additional penny an hour. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bus-workers-at-arriva-north-west-reject-derisory-penny-an-hour-pay-offer-as-strikes-set-to-continue/default.aspx tcm:11-32927 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:05:47 -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 Pay talks ‘insult’ as Arriva North West bus workers gear up for nine days of strikes in December Unite members at 11 depots across the north west will walk out during their shifts on 4,7,12,13,14,20,21,22 and 23 December - strikes for Monday and 27 November have already been announced. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/pay-talks-insult-as-arriva-north-west-bus-workers-gear-up-for-nine-days-of-strikes-in-december/default.aspx tcm:11-32867 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:39:41 -0000 Unite describes TfL’s response to bus safety report as sweeping concerns under the carpet Unite, Britain’s biggest union representing bus workers, has accused Transport for London (TfL) of attempting to sweep concerns about the health and welfare of bus drivers under the carpet with its response to the London Assembly’s report ‘Driven to Distraction’, which was published this week. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-describes-tfls-response-to-bus-safety-report-as-sweeping-concerns-under-the-carpet/default.aspx tcm:11-32812 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:34:53 -0000 Shock survey reveals level of abuse, spitting and physical assault faced by London’s bus drivers “No one should have to put up with being spat at, verbally abused or physically assaulted." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/shock-survey-reveals-level-of-abuse-spitting-and-physical-assault-faced-by-londons-bus-drivers/default.aspx tcm:11-32742 Fri, 3 Nov 2017 09:15:29 -0000 Arriva North West bus workers’ strikes over ‘inadequate’ pay set to run into November Over 2,000 bus drivers and engineering staff working for Arriva North West across 11 depots will strike again for 24 hours on Monday – and this will be followed by further five one-day strikes on 6, 8,13, 20 and 27 November http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/arriva-north-west-bus-workers-strikes-over-inadequate-pay-set-to-run-into-november/default.aspx tcm:11-32682 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 14:15:06 -0000 First Manchester bus drivers ‘five miles and £5,000 apart’ Unite regional officer Neil Clarke said: “For four years First Manchester has repeated that pay will be harmonised, but it has always been jam tomorrow – and now our members are fed up with dry bread and the bosses’ stale words." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/first-manchester-bus-drivers-five-miles-and-5000-apart/default.aspx tcm:11-32661 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:18:58 -0000 Unite demands bus drivers are protected and treated with dignity after firework attack Unite, the UK’s largest union, has renewed its calls for better protection of bus drivers after Youtube footage emerged of a driver being attacked with a firework. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-demand-bus-drivers-are-protected-and-treated-with-dignity-after-firework-attack/default.aspx tcm:11-32622 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:51:47 -0000 Arriva North West bus workers to strike over ‘pitiful’ pay “Arriva is owned by the German transport giant Deutsche Bahn AG and has huge financial resources. All we are seeking is a fair and reasonable pay award against a backdrop of spiralling inflation and soaring living costs." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/arriva-north-west-bus-workers-to-strike-over-pitiful-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-32576 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:11:31 -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 Black cab drivers praise for mayor of London over Uber decision We would urge the mayor of London and Transport for London to stand firm and continue to stand up for the safety of Londoners and the capital’s trusted cabbies.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/black-cab-drivers-praise-for-mayor-of-london-over-uber-decision/default.aspx tcm:11-32368 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:12:36 -0000 London bus controller strike off as deal reached A strike by London’s bus controllers scheduled for Friday (22 September) has been called off after last minute peace talks at Acas today (20 September) resulted in an increased pay offer being made and accepted. http://www.unitetheunion.org/london-bus-controller-strike-off-as-deal-reached/default.aspx tcm:11-32349 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:46:26 -0000 Fresh transport disruption expected as London bus controllers take further strike action The streets of London are facing disruption this Friday (22 September) as London’s bus controllers take further industrial action in a dispute over pay, Unite, the UK’s largest union has warned. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/fresh-transport-disruption-expected-as-london-bus-controllers-take-further-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-32312 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:29:46 -0000 London bus workers to protest at City Hall over shocking conditions London bus drivers, will be demonstrating this Thursday (14 September) outside City Hall over the failure of Transport for London to require contractors to ensure bus drivers are treated decently at work. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/london-bus-workers-to-protest-at-city-hall-over-shocking-conditions/default.aspx tcm:11-32246 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:15:49 -0000 Unite warns London’s travelling public face safety and welfare challenges as TfL fails to plan for bank holiday strikes A failure by Transport for London (TfL) to put an effective contingency plan in place, when support staff take 48 hours strike action from 00:01hrs on Sunday 27 August, will create safety and welfare issues for drivers and passengers alike warned Britain’s largest union, Unite today (Friday 25 August). http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-londons-travelling-public-face-safety-and-welfare-challenges-as-tfl-fails-to-plan-for-bank-holiday-strikes/default.aspx tcm:11-32090 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:28:03 -0000 Bank holiday London bus chaos confirmed as talks fail London bus passengers face potentially severe disruption this weekend as peace talks, designed to resolve a pay dispute concerning support staff, broke up without agreement. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bank-holiday-london-bus-chaos-confirmed-as-talks-fail/default.aspx tcm:11-32075 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:36:48 -0000 Warning of bus chaos for Notting Hill Carnival weekend as support staff to strike Unite, the UK’s largest union, is warning that bus passengers are facing widespread disruption across London over the August bank holiday weekend as key safety support staff, hold a 48 hour strike over pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bus-chaos-for-notting-hill-carnival-weekend-as-support-staff-to-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-31982 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:22:22 -0000 Unite launches consultative ballot at Lothian Buses over bullying Unite members at Lothian Buses will hold a consultative ballot for industrial action following concerns over bullying and harassment. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-launches-consultative-ballot-at-lothian-buses/default.aspx tcm:11-31839 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:10:27 -0000 National debate called for by Unite on 2040 ban on petrol and diesel cars and diesel scrappage scheme Unite assistant general secretary for manufacturing Tony Burke said: “Today’s announcement has wide ranging implications for the UK economy and future employment prospects for hundreds of thousands of skilled workers." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/national-debate-called-for-by-unite-on-2040-ban-on-petrol-and-diesel-cars/default.aspx tcm:11-31798 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:16:47 -0000 Unite backs call to drive up standards and tackle safety on London’s buses “Unite has long been calling for action to be taken to alleviate stress and fatigue on London’s buses and welcomes the London Assembly transport committee’s report. It cannot be allowed to gather dust and its recommendations overlooked or ignored." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-backs-call-to-drive-up-standards-and-tackle-safety-on-londons-buses/default.aspx tcm:11-31681 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:02:21 -0000 Industrial agreement needed on HS2 to deliver project on time and on budget An overarching industrial agreement is urgently needed to ensure first class employment relations on the new High Speed 2 rail link. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/industrial-agreement-needed-on-hs2-to-deliver-project-on-time-and-on-budget/default.aspx tcm:11-31674 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:59:02 -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