Tag Archives: Unite

Unite has organised a public rally at 8 AM at Fujitsu, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester

Unite strikes at Fujitsu

Unite workers in Manchester and Crewe have voted to take Strike action this Monday (the 19th).  Work to rule, including [...]
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Unite's reaction to talks between unions and government on pensions

27 June 2011 Reacting to the outcome of talks held today on pensions (Monday 27 June) between unions representing public [...]
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Cuts are not the answer – organising and fighting for the alternative

UNITE Executive Policy Adopted by the Unite Executive 19th May 2011 Unite’s Executive Council unanimously confirms its opposition to all [...]
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‘NHS privatisation train has not been derailed by Future Forum report’, says Unite

13 June 2011 The NHS privatisation programme is still on track despite protests by health professionals to the Future Forum [...]
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Crunch week for NHS as ‘privatisation’ controversy rages over PM's 'pledges'

10 June 2011 As the future of the NHS faces a crunch week, Unite, the largest union in the country, [...]
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The sound of one hand clapping?

Jon Rogers The increasingly prompt and comprehensive official reporting from UNISON NEC meetings continues today, with an entirely appropriate emphasis [...]
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GPs not fooled by David Cameron’s pledges – doctors vote overwhelmingly to prevent destruction of NHS

9 June 2011 GPs have voted overwhelmingly to continue to oppose the Health and Social Care bill. The GPs, including [...]
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PCS and Unite take first action on equalities body

6 June 2011 PCS, the largest civil service union and Unite, the largest trade union in Britain and Ireland, are [...]
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PCS and Unite – together for the alternative

20 May 2011   Len McCluskey – leader of the million member Unite trade union – was given a standing [...]
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Unite and British Airways reach agreement on cabin crew

12 May 2011 Unite the union and British Airways have reached an agreement to resolve the long-running cabin crew dispute [...]
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Health Bill – must be no way back for coalition's destructive NHS plan

5 April 2011 Unite response to Health Select Committee report into commissioning health services Reacting to the publication today (Tuesday) [...]
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BA vote shows cabin crew remain determined

28 March 2011 British Airways cabin crew, who are members of Unite the union, have voted to back strike action [...]
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Unite reveals 14 per cent ‘NHS privatisation tax’

17 February 2011 The government is planning a 14 per cent ‘NHS privatisation tax’ to help private healthcare companies take-over [...]
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Public rally in support of speech and language therapists and children’s services

Wednesday 2nd February 2011 Walworth Methodist Church, 54 Camberwell Road, Camberwell 6.30pm Speakers include: Striking Speech and Language Therapists Parents [...]
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British Airways cabin crew ballot result

21 January 2011 British Airways cabin crew members of Unite have voted in support of industrial action by a huge [...]
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Tanker drivers warn oil industry bosses to take their heads out of the sand

14 January 2011 The greed of an industry worth billions has led to mounting frustration amongst Britain’s oil and petrol [...]
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“We can't fight cuts if we collude with them”: A letter to UNITE Health workers

This is a letter from UNITE NEC Health Sector members Gill George and Frank Wood to UNITE health workers. Since [...]
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Birmingham city refuse collectors announce new strike dates

5 January 2011 288 Unite members working in refuse collection for Birmingham city council (BCC) have called two new strike [...]
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New ballot of cabin crew begins at British Airways

21 December 2010 Cabin crew at British Airways will start to vote today (Tuesday) in a fresh ballot for industrial [...]
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Unions, get set for battle

Len McClusky The Guardian Sunday December 19th We must join students in a broad strike movement to combat attempts to [...]
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Unions to seek strike ballot for Sefton council staff

by John Siddle, Liverpool Echo December 8th UNIONISTS said they have a “massive mandate for industrial action” after Merseyside council [...]
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BA faces court hearing on policy of dismissing Hong Kong cabin crew at 45

British Airways is facing a crunch court of appeal hearing this week into its policy of dismissing its female Hong [...]
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New ballot at BA as Unite says end victimisation and punishment of cabin crew – put passengers first

29 November 2010 Unite, the union for British Airways’ 11,000 cabin crew, today (Monday) confirmed that a fresh ballot for [...]
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Len McCluskey's 'alliance of resistance' faces formidable challenges

Unite’s leader is keen to build a social movement against coalition cuts. That’s much easier said than done This week [...]
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New leader of UK's biggest union promises 'alliance of resistance' to cuts

Len McCluskey, newly elected leader of Unite, tells the Guardian he wants to force the government to step back from [...]
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BA union leader predicts fresh strikes in January

A leader of the British Airways cabin crew – who have been resisting changes to their working conditions for more [...]
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Construction company found guilty of blacklisting prominent trade unionist

A major construction contractor has been found guilty by an employment tribunal of blacklisting a prominent trade unionist. On 10 [...]
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Plymouth NHS staff vote ‘no’ to move to steamroller through social enterprise plans

Staff at Plymouth primary care trust (PCT) have voted overwhelmingly against plans for community services to be transferred to a [...]
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Unite members in the corrugated board industry ballot for industrial action

12 November 2010 The 2,500 Unite members working in the corrugated board industry have voted by a 9-1 majority to [...]
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Staff at South London and Maudsley NHS trust balloted for industrial action

26 October 2010 Unite members at South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS trust are being balloted in a consultative ballot [...]
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What's happening with the Civil Service Compensation Scheme?

The announcement by Francis Maude that 5 of the civil service unions had reached an agreement to changes to the [...]
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NHS ‘privatisation’ white paper has no democratic mandate, says Unite

The NHS white paper, which heralds the rapid privatisation of the health service, has no democratic mandate from the public, [...]
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BBC staff deliver massive mandate for action on pensions

The joint unions, BECTU, the NUJ and Unite have today welcomed the overwhelming backing of union members in the BBC [...]
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Cabin crew announce further BA strike dates

10th May 2010 British Airways cabin crew are to hold a further 20 days of strike action following their overwhelming [...]
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BA cabin crew overwhelmingly reject company offer

Unite the union cabin crew employed at British Airways have overwhelmingly rejected the company’s offer relating to the current industrial [...]
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Unite recommends rejection in BA cabin crew ballot and challenges BA's motives for settlement

Unite the union has begun balloting its 12,000 cabin crew members on the latest offer from British Airways management, with [...]
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Cost-cutting goes into reverse as BA strike-breakers become world's most expensive cabin crew

29 March 2010 Pilots working as cabin crew during the current strike are pocketing an extraordinary £166 per hour – [...]
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Unite steps up financial support for BA cabin crew – £700,000 to be raised for fight against cuts

29 March 2010 Unite, the union for BA cabin crew, has announced today (Monday) that it will raise £700,000 from [...]
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BA strike: against a race to the bottom

by Gregor Gall Professor of Industrial Relations, University of Hertfordshire The BA dispute in shaping up to be the key [...]
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Unite 10am BA strike update: Day three

22 March 2010 On the third day of the BA stoppage, Unite has issued an update of how the strike [...]
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UNITE: Jerry Hicks announces intention to stand in election for General Secretary

One year. two elections: keep more than an eye on both Next year will see two elections. Both are likely [...]
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UNITE behind the Postal Workers

Royal Mail Managers across Britain are being used in an effort to weaken the postal workers and their CWU union [...]
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Vestas occupation – all power to their elbow

A press release from Jerry Hicks, candidate in the election for Amicus-UNITE General Secretary On Monday 20th July workers began [...]
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Barclays staff to be balloted for industrial action

Unite members will be balloted for industrial action over Barclays’ decision to close its final salary pension scheme. Unite members [...]
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Build Britain out of recession – Unite calls for action to kick-start social housing building programme

An action plan to kick-start the social housing building programme for the 4.5million people on waiting lists was launched by [...]
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Workers' unity secures Linamar convenor's job

Unite convenor Rob Williams has been reinstated to his post at the Swansea plant of car components maker Linamar, the [...]
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Eye-witness at Staythorpe demo

This report is courtesy of Jerry Hicks. I thought people might like to hear of my account of the mass [...]
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Fairclough withdraws

This is a press release from the campaign of Jerry Hicks for General Secretary of the Amicus wing of UNITE. [...]
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Unite: why that's precisely what we need to do

Gill George reports on a Special Executive Committee meeting of the Amicus wing of Unite (on October 9th) which threatens [...]
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Reasons to reject the NHS pay offer

Gill George, from the Unite national Executive Committee has put together a detailed response to the NHS pay offer and [...]
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Solidarity Meeting – International Unions?

SOLIDARITY  Meeting International Trades Unions? April 19th 2008 – 12.00 o’clock Exmouth Arms, 1 Starcross St, London NW1 2HR (near [...]
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Workers at 'Shelter' to strike

This is a press release from Unite. The strike takes place on March 5th. Picketing begins at 07.45 a.m. at [...]
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Salford dispute ends in workers' success

1 Aug 2007 The terms of a new agreement reached between Salford City Council and the T&G section of Unite [...]
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TGWU Executive Recalled over "Super Union" Name Debacle

The Amicus CC website reports The T&G leadership have had to concede to recalling its Executive tomorrow (25th April), after [...]
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