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Unite winning for workers


Great news just in (April 21) has seen Unite save hundreds of Adecco agency workers from redundancy at world-renowned luxury car manufacturer Bentley Motors.  ... Read More
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Govt puts deaf in peril


  For nearly 100,000 deaf people in the UK, British Sign Language (BSL) is their primary form of communication.   Properly trained and qualified BSL... Read More
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Insecure work ‘scandal’


During the last few weeks numerous stories about insecure workers – whether those working for agencies, on zero-hour contracts or toiling under bogus self-employment –... Read More
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Turning it round


Nothing remains of the old Shirebrook colliery in north-east Derbyshire. The coal mine closed in 1993 and 12 years later the site became the central... Read More
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We are not robots


The final straw came when they tried to turn a Rocket into a robot.   Rebecca Rocket had put up with the rock bottom wages,... Read More
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‘Strike busters’?


Unite announced it had launched legal action against the catalogue retailer, Argos and two employment agencies today (August 23) after it emerged the retailer was... Read More
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Modern slavery


Sports Direct was named in three separate modern slavery trials within six months this year, all of which related to Polish migrants being sent to... Read More
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Pay your dues


Unite today (May 19) called on the new owners of Transline to break with the past by building a new constructive relationship with both its... Read More
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‘Uphill struggle’


Unite – the union fighting for a fair deal for Sports Direct workers – has warned today (April 12) that the company’s newly appointed board... Read More
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Sacked for grieving


There’s nothing more difficult than losing a family member. Grieving takes time – time for which most bosses will give their workers off from work.... Read More
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‘Nothing short of robbery’


Dodgy recruitment agencies are cheating the taxpayer out of “hundreds of millions” of pounds, a Guardian investigation has found.   Temp agencies have raked in... Read More
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Unite pay justice result


Sports Direct workers marked a significant milestone in their journey to justice today (August 15) after thousands of workers at Sports Direct’s Shirebrook warehouse in... Read More
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Feet to the fire


The ‘Victorian’ employment practices of Sports Direct were condemned by a damning business select committee report published today (July 22), thanks to evidence given by... Read More
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Sports Direct profits plummet


Unite warned that the ‘shameful’ work practices of employment agencies, Transline and The Best Connection, were causing irreparable harm to the reputation of Sports Direct... Read More
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