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SOS for jobs!

Our country continues to battle against the most significant health and economic crisis of our generation. 

Unite, has been working tirelessly to protect your jobs, and pulling out all the stops to find new ways of working and new products to bring to the shop floor.

But we are very alive to the huge challenges on the near horizon. The UK government is determined to end the national job retention scheme in only a matter of weeks but we are still in the midst of this crisis.

This is putting manufacturing jobs, skills and the wider UK economy in danger.

We are also out of step with many of our neighbours, including Germany and France who are giving longer term assistance with targeted support including short-time working.

That's why Unite is stepping up its campaign to persuade the government to do more to support working people like you. We hope that you will take part in the campaign.

Watch this page for more news and, if you do not already, please follow your union Unite on social media to keep up to date on developments.

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The UK’s workers have kept the country going during this crisis. They want to keep doing so, to rebuild and recover the UK. They need government’s support and investment. These MPs have all signed our SOS For Jobs Pledge Board:

Mike Amesbury – Labour, Weaver Vale
Tonia Antoniazzi – Labour, Gower 
Paula Barker – Labour, Liverpool Wavertree
Margaret Beckett – Labour, Derby South
Deidre Brock – SNP, Edinburgh North and Leith
Alan Brown – SNP, Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Richard Burgon – Labour, Leeds East 
Ian Byrne – Labour, Liverpool West Derby
Sarah Champion – Labour, Rotherham
Feryal Clark – Labour, Enfield North 
Wayne David – Labour, Caerphilly
Alex Davies-Jones – Labour, Pontypridd
Marsha De Cordova - Labour, Battersea
Jon Cruddas – Labour, Dagenham and Rainham 
Tan Dhesi – Labour, Slough 
Anneliese Dodds – Labour, Oxford East
Allan Dorans – SNP, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Chris Elmore – Labour, Ogmore
Bill Esterson – Labour, Sefton Central
Mary Kelly Foy - Labour, City of Durham
Kate Green – Labour, Stretford & Urmstone
Nia Griffith – Labour, Llanelli
Andrew Gwynne - Labour, Denton and Reddish
Neale Hanvey – SNP, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Emma Hardy – Labour, Hull West and Hessle
Harriet Harman – Labour, Camberwell and Peckham 
Rachel Hopkins – Labour, Luton South
Imran Hussain – Labour, Bradford East
Kim Johnson – Labour, Liverpool Riverside
Mike Kane – Labour, Wythenshawe & Sale East
Afzal Khan – Labour, Manchester Gorton
Ian Lavery - Labour, Wansbeck
Emma Lewell-Buck – Labour, South Shields
Rebecca Long-Bailey – Labour, Salford and Eccles
Seema Malhotra – Labour, Feltham and Heston

Rachel Maskell – Labour, York Central
Chris Matheson – Labour, City of Chester
Andy McDonald – Labour, Middlesbrough
Alison McGovern – Labour, Wirral South
Jim McMahon – Labour, Oldham West
Ian Mearns - Labour, Gateshead
Nav Mishra – Labour, Stockport
Jessica Morden – Labour, Newport East
Stephen Morgan – Labour, Portsmouth South
Grahame Morris – Labour, Easington
Charlotte Nichols – Labour, Warrington North
Chi Onwurah - Labour, Newcastle Central
Kate Osamor - Labour, Edmonton
Kate Osborne – Labour, Jarrow
Sarah Owen – Labour, Luton North
Angela Rayner – Labour, Ashton
Jonathan Reynolds – Labour, Stalybridge and Hyde
Bell Ribeiro-Addy – Labour, Streatham
Lloyd Russell-Moyle – Labour, Brighton Kemptown
Virendra Sharma – Labour, Ealing Southall
Cat Smith – Labour, Lancaster and Fleetwood
John Spellar – Labour, Warley
Chris Stephens – SNP, Glasgow South West
Wes Streeting – Labour, Illford North 
Zarah Sultana – Labour, Coventry South
Mark Tami – Labour, Alyn and Deeside
Stephen Timms – Labour, East Ham
Claudia Webbe – Labour, Leicester East
Catherine West – Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green
Matt Western – Labour, Warwick and Leamington
Mick Whitley – Labour, Birkenhead
Beth Winter – Labour, Cynon Valley

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In early September, workers from across the UK traveled to London to persuade the prime minister to think again on a focused sector level extension of the job retention scheme. Watch some of their messages below.














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