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Our Streets


She was just walking home. It wasn’t even late. Why couldn’t she have been left alone?   Our streets should be ours to own yet... Read More
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Safety, justice and equality


Unite and other unions are demanding safety, justice and equality for women after Sarah Everard’s murder has reignited a national conversation about violence against women.... Read More
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‘Profound concern and alarm’


The fundamental freedom to protest is under grave threat, Unite has warned, as new draconian legislation significantly expanding police powers over public demonstration is being... Read More
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Request denied


An overwhelming majority of working mums who have requested furlough to homeschool their children have been denied, a shocking new survey has revealed. The poll,... Read More
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‘Do the right thing’


When schools were suddenly shut in England last week after the government faced mounting pressure to take action to stop the spread of Covid-19, millions... Read More
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‘It’s time for equality’


Unite assistant general secretary Diana Holland spoke passionately at Congress today (September 14) in a debate about the unequal impact the coronavirus pandemic has had... Read More
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Childcare crisis


Nearly half of working mothers recently made redundant say lack of childcare provision played a role in their sacking, a shocking new survey has revealed.... Read More
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Sisters standing strong


The following comment piece is adapted from an opening speech at this year's TUC Women's Conference last week delivered by Unite EC member Susan Matthews,... Read More
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‘Double hit’


Women in their 50s face the largest gender pay gap, a shock new report has found, with women in of that age earning on average... Read More
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Major strides forward


Last week (February 8), thanks to Unite campaigning, Rolls-Royce took the unprecedented step of adopting the union’s period dignity charter – now, toilets at Rolls-Royce... Read More
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An historic two days


Unite’s Sarah Hacker a delegate from the National Women’s Committee and a councillor in Reading made history yesterday (September 22) and today when she moved... Read More
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