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 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 Tomorrow’s Woolwich Ferry strike suspended, as talks make ‘positive’ progress Unite regional officer Onay Kasab said: “Tomorrow’s strike on the Woolwich Ferry has been suspended as we have made very positive progress this morning in talks with the management." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/tomorrows-woolwich-ferry-strike-suspended-as-talks-make-positive-progress/default.aspx tcm:11-30779 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:34:24 -0000 Woolwich Ferry strike on Tuesday suspended, as talks make progress in ‘bullying culture’ dispute Unite regional officer Onay Kasab said: “We are pleased to say that enough progress has been made so we can suspend Tuesday’s 24 hour strike." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/woolwich-ferry-strike-on-tuesday-suspended/default.aspx tcm:11-30746 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:13:36 -0000 Trainee London bus drivers ‘short changed’ over pay, says Unite Unite regional co-ordinating officer Wayne King said: “We have evidence and feedback from our shop stewards that reveals the majority of the bus companies in London have not been paying their trainee drivers the London living wage." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/royal-mail-pensions-closure-a-cause-for-serious-concern-says-unite/trainee-london-bus-drivers-short-changed-over-pay-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-30742 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:58:16 -0000 More Woolwich Ferry strikes announced in ‘bullying culture’ dispute The union has told Briggs Marine Contractors Ltd, which runs the service on behalf of Transport for London, that its members will strike for 24 hours from 00.01 on Tuesday 18 April and Friday 21 April http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/more-woolwich-ferry-strikes-announced-in-bullying-culture-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-30666 Thu, 6 Apr 2017 10:09:18 -0000 Bus Éireann: Unite members backed by £35 million strike fund McCluskey says struggle crucial to future of public transport. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bus-ireann-unite-members-backed-by-35-million-strike-fund/default.aspx tcm:11-30538 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:12:26 -0000 Oxford Bus Company pay dispute settled A pay deal for the year, starting on 1 November 2016, and a lump sum to settle 2016 Christmas working issues were hammered out after talks under the auspices of the conciliation service, Acas http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/oxford-bus-company-pay-dispute-settled/default.aspx tcm:11-30531 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:13:40 -0000 Black cab drivers call for Uber lobbying inquiry Unite today echoed calls for an inquiry into links between senior Conservative figures and Uber and their role in lobbying against tighter private taxi hire regulation. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/black-cab-drivers-call-for-uber-lobbying-inquiry/default.aspx tcm:11-30525 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Incredible support for striking Oxford bus workers as Unite warns dispute could go nationwide Today’s action is the second 24-hour strike by the workers who are angered by the company’s intransigent stance on the issue of pay and by the hostility to their union displayed by the local management. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/incredible-support-for-striking-oxford-bus-workers-as-unite-warns-dispute-could-go-nationwide/default.aspx tcm:11-30256 Mon, 6 Mar 2017 15:25:34 -0000 Oxford bus bosses trying to ‘salami slice’ workers’ pay, as one day strike looms tomorrow Unite said that it appreciated the disruption that the strike will cause to the travelling public, but laid the blame at the door of the company’s managing director who wanted ‘to break the union http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/oxford-bus-bosses-trying-to-salami-slice-workers-pay-as-one-day-strike-looms-tomorrow/default.aspx tcm:11-30194 Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:41:24 -0000 British Airways mixed fleet pile on the pressure over poverty pay with more strike days Unite regional officer Matt Smith said: ""We would urge British Airways to reconsider its costly intransigence and enter talks at Acas and reach an agreement." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/british-airways-mixed-fleet/default.aspx tcm:11-29950 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:26:48 -0000 Progress in Woolwich Ferry dispute talks Unite regional officer Onay Kasab said: “Enough progress was made yesterday for the unions to suspend next Friday’s planned 24-hour strike." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/progress-in-woolwich-ferry-dispute-talks/default.aspx tcm:11-29922 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:10:56 -0000 Unite chief urges mayor of London to build on ‘fairer deal’ for bus workers Unite general secretary Len McCluskey called on the mayor of London Sadiq Khan to build on the successful introduction of a minimum pay rate for London’s bus drivers, by working with Unite towards a harmonised London wide pay structure. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-chief-urges-mayor-of-london-to-build-on-fairer-deal-for-bus-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-29896 Thu, 9 Feb 2017 11:26:48 -0000 Network Rail pay & allowances victory Unite secure two year pay deal and 29% allowance increase for Network Rail staff in London http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/londonandeastern/londoneasternnews/network-rail-pay--allowances-victory/default.aspx tcm:11-29862 Mon, 6 Feb 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Burton bus drivers seal union recognition deal with Midland Classic “We look forward to working positively with Midland Classic to improve the working lives of our members and the service they provide to the public.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/burton-bus-drivers-seal-union-recognition-deal-with-midland-classic/default.aspx tcm:11-29848 Fri, 3 Feb 2017 10:29:18 -0000 Woolwich Ferry dispute escalates over health and safety concerns as worker collapses, says Unite The union said that on Saturday an ambulance was called to the ferry after the engineer collapsed from inhaling fumes in the engine room of one of the boats – after treatment, he was not detained in hospital http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/woolwich-ferry-dispute-escalates-over-health-and-safety-concerns-as-worker-collapses/default.aspx tcm:11-29783 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:52:41 -0000