Hope not hunger

Unite launches Christmas appeal

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Recognise our value


Shipbuilders on the Clyde breathed a sigh of relief when the UK government announced last month that work on the Type-26 frigate programme would begin... Read More
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‘They simply don’t care’


Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner on benefits sanctions:   “There is not one shred of evidence showing that benefits sanctions help people get back... Read More
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‘Death by a thousand cuts’


Unite has expressed ‘bitter disappointment’ over further bank branch closures announced by RBS Group.   Unite, the largest union representing RBS staff, said the taxpayer-owned... Read More
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Bus dispute settled


The five-month old pay dispute involving bus drivers in Weymouth and Bridport in Dorset has been settled.   The deal was thrashed out in talks... Read More
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Benefits sanctions a failure


The Tory government’s benefits sanctions regime, which has brought misery to millions and in some cases has even been fatal, continues unabated under the assumption... Read More
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Broken promises


Workers at AWE plc - the Atomic Weapons Establishment – will be staging a second 24-hour strike on Tuesday (December 6) in the dispute over... Read More
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BA staff shortage threat


‘Bargain bucket’ pay rates for Mixed Fleet cabin crew at British Airways could lead to recruitment and retention problems for the UK’s national carrier warned... Read More
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More wage pain


British workers are facing the worst long term decline of their pay for 70 years, a respected think tank has said.   The Institute for... Read More
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Xmas deliveries threat


Staff at UPS Parcels in central London will strike for two days next week, which will disrupt the firm’s deliveries in the run-up to Christmas,... Read More
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‘Scrooge’ council


Barnsley council is frontrunner for the UK’s most Scrooge-like local authority, after it denied health visitors and community nurses an extra day’s holiday given to... Read More
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Cashing in on austerity


Council austerity cuts have over the last six years decimated public services and have cost more than half a million jobs, with local authorities in... Read More
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‘Rotten system’


The UK’s burgeoning “gig economy”, which often relies on exploitative zero-hour contracts and questionable definitions of self-employment, will cost the Treasury £3.5bn in 2020/21, new... Read More
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‘Exceptional’ deal


Workers at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have overwhelmingly backed an ‘exceptional pay deal for an exceptional workforce’ in a consultative ballot, Unite announced today (November... Read More
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‘Empty proposals’


The collapse of retailer British Home Stores (BHS) earlier this year will go down in history as one of the biggest business scandals of all... Read More
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‘Unacceptable’ cuts


A campaign to safeguard the pay and terms and conditions of Newham council’s workforce and, ultimately, the council services for the more than 300,000 residents... Read More
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Post office strike


Overseas Christmas mail and parcels are set to be disrupted on Saturday (December 3) – the peak day for such international post – when about... Read More
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Tata sell-off audit call


Job security and the future of the pension scheme are key priorities for Unite following today’s (November 28) announcement that Tata Steel UK is to... Read More
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Family nurses fight back


Unite will hold a demonstration on Wednesday (November 30) against council cuts to the family nurse partnership (FNP) in Manchester which will affect over 150... Read More
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Care for the NHS


Just days after chancellor Phillip Hammond hardly bothered to mention the NHS in his Autumn Statement, the Labour party launched a major campaign on Saturday... Read More