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Why furlough when you can sack?

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Unite officer with responsibility for Rolls-Royce in Derby, Tony Tinley, said, “Both ethically and morally, Giant should be accessing all monies available to en...

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Members’ safe working paramount

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

We are in the very early stages of discussion, with much progress yet to be made before your union can be confident that the plans to re-open the economy put yo...

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Bus services must be safe call  

Monday, May 4th, 2020

In particular, Unite is most concerned that as passenger numbers increase, buses that have been out of service since the beginning of the lockdown will be broug...

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‘We are worth more’

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Today (Monday May 4) Unite has launched a social media campaign with a powerful video highlighting just how vital our council worker members have been in keepin...

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Hold firm plea

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Responding to the news that Rolls-Royce is looking to cut ‘up to 8,000’ UK jobs, Unite called for the company today (May 4) to ‘hold firm’ and avoid short-term ...

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Restoring confidence

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Ahead of Unite assistant general secretary Diana Holland’s talks later this week with the department of transport, on Saturday May 2, BBC Radio 4’s Today progra...

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‘We will not forget their sacrifice’

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Workers Uniting, the transnational union representing over 3m workers across the UK, Ireland, United States, Canada and Mexico, pays tribute and stands in solid...

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'The British people will be astounded'

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Last night, (April 30) Unite GS Len McCluskey in an interview on BBC News at Ten told the British people that they "would be astounded" by the way British Airwa...

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‘Smash and grab opportunism’

Friday, May 1st, 2020

British Airways accused of ‘two-faced approach’ as parent company accepts one billion Spanish bailout

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'I survived Covid-19'

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Unite London and Eastern region education officer Danny Freeman on how he survived the coronavirus - thanks to the truly heroic efforts of NHS staff 

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Suspend London Dial-a-Ride service call after driver dies

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Following the tragic death of Unite member Patrick David last weekend from Covid-19, Unite is demanding that Transport for London’s Dial-a-Ride service, for whi...

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‘Another premature announcement’  

Friday, May 1st, 2020

“The statement by Ryanair, which follows hot on the heels of the British Airways announcement, further underlines why it is absolutely imperative that the UK wo...

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'Austerity linked to govt’s Covid19 response failures'

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Former Unite regional secretary and Birkenhead MP Mick Whitley says Tory cuts shouldn’t be forgotten this May Day

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Heroes and zeroes

Friday, May 1st, 2020

UniteLive highlights this week's heroes and 'zeroes' amid coronavirus epidemic

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Celebrating strong trade unions

Friday, May 1st, 2020

The “new normal” must mean the labour movement keeps our seat at the table with a real plan for changing our economy for the good and for a long-term New Deal f...

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‘May Day is our day’

Friday, May 1st, 2020

May Day is our day. We may not be on the streets but we are not silent. Listen closely. That sound you hear, that’s Britain’s working people – stirring, determi...

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‘Best serving our nation at this time’

Friday, May 1st, 2020

But while we may not be marching, your contribution to the nation's well-being has never been more evident. It is workers like you who are best serving our nati...

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Covid-19 life sum should go to bus workers too call

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Unite national officer for passenger transport Bobby Morton wants the transport secretary to urgently investigate how the £60,000 life assurance payment, can no...

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