Plan for 50 per cent voting threshold for industrial action ballots is ‘a terrible mistake’, Unite warns
Plan for 50 per cent voting threshold for industrial action ballots is ‘a terrible mistake’, Unite warns.
Plan for 50 per cent voting threshold for industrial action ballots is ‘a terrible mistake’, Unite warns.
A beefed up role for a trade minister with a seat in the cabinet to coordinate and boost UK exports – a central plank of a new report on delivering an export-led recovery – has been welcomed by Unite, the country’s largest union.
Reassurances about future UK job security are being sought by Unite, the country’s largest union, following today’s (Wednesday 25 March) announcement that US food giant Heinz is to merge with Kraft Foods Group.
London NHS’s crisis has deepened and moved into ‘intensive care’, according to a report – launched today (Thursday 26 March) – which investigates the capital’s health service over the last 12 months has concluded.
Domestic worker ‘suffragettes’ demonstrate as Modern Slavery bill amendment debated
A landmark unfair dismissal case starting tomorrow (Tuesday 10 February) between a vicar and the Church of England at the Court of Appeal could pave the way for the UK’s faith workers finally being awarded basic employment rights said Britain’s largest union Unite.
Big questions need to be answered on how the new five-year blueprint to provide NHS services will be implemented, Unite, the country’s largest union, said today (Thursday 23 October).
Women’s safety when they use private hire vehicles was put in jeopardy when the House of Lords agreed a proposal that that will mean they could be collected by a ‘rogue’ operator when they ordered a minicab.
A keynote decision to take bus services in Tyne and Wear back under council control could herald a revolution in the improvement of passenger services across the UK, Unite, the country’s largest union, said today (Tuesday 21 October).
Workers at the cash-rich Defence Support Group (DSG) started a rolling programme of strike action today (Wednesday 15 October) in the dispute over pay in the run-up to the group being sold off to the private sector next year.
The ‘super rich’, wealthy domestic and foreign property developers and ‘old money’ aristocrats are cashing in on Britain’s housing crisis, while 1.8 million households languish on council waiting lists.
A government that allows vital local government staff to struggle to pay their bills on the new national minimum wage (NMW) of £6.50 an hour was fiercely criticised by Unite, the country’s largest union, today.
Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “Ed Miliband’s speech today gave a clear message of hope to the millions of people who have suffered under the cruel economic and social policies of the coalition since it came to power in 2010.
A clarion call was made for policies to reflect the interests of working people in the aftermath of the Scottish referendum by Unite general secretary Len McCluskey at the Labour party conference today (Monday 22 September).
Nine in 10 working people across Scotland will be casting a vote next Thursday according to a new poll conducted by the country's biggest union Unite released today (11 September).
The expanding tentacles of NHS privatisation are having an adverse impact on the NHS' flagship pathology service at Guy's and St Thomas' in London, partly owned by controversial outsourcing giant, Serco.
Thousands of health workers have a chance from today to send a strong message of protest to health secretary Jeremy Hunt over his 'contemptuous behaviour' on NHS pay.
Both sides of the independence referendum campaign must 'wake up' to the threat of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) which could make the privatisation of the NHS and other public services in Scotland permanent, warns Unite.
Unite, the UK's largest union, is looking forward to working with the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) newly appointed chief executive Dr Richard Judge to make UK workplaces healthier and safer.
Concerns about plans to move the commissioning of health visiting services for children aged up to five-years-old from the NHS to local government in October 2015 have been raised by Unite, the country's largest union.
An incoming Labour government will dramatically need to increase the number of health visitors to repair the damage that the coalition's austerity measures have inflicted on thousands of vulnerable families.
Extortionate car parking charges in South Tyneside for health visitors and community nurses, who use their vehicles for work, highlight a problem across England, Unite, the country's largest union, has said.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) plan to jack up its registration fee by 20 per cent, while the UK's nurses, midwives and specialist community public health nurses are having their incomes seriously eroded in real terms, has been branded as 'grotesque'.
The food inspection service must be restored to at least pre-coalition levels to avert food safety concerns, Unite, the biggest union in the food industry, urged today (Friday, July 25).
Unite, the country's largest union, is balloting its members in the health service over possible strike action in the autumn over the government's 'insulting' pay offer, which was unilaterally imposed in England and Wales.
Unite, the biggest union in the UK and Ireland, has issued the following statement of solidarity with the Palestinian people, today (Friday 11 July)
In new independent polling by Survation, of those that stated a view:
· 70% of the public back the right to strike
· 58% back increasing council workers' wages by £1 per hour
· Over two thirds disagree that wage rises should be capped until 2018
· The public trust unions to give an accurate picture of the public services
The decision by the UK Supreme Court to uphold the move by the Welsh government to set up its own version of the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) to protect the incomes of thousands of Welsh agricultural workers was applauded by Unite, the country's largest union today (Wednesday 9 July).
Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) needs to stop its regular 'salami slicing' of banking jobs every two months, Unite, the country's largest union, said today (Wednesday 9 July).
The London Underground (LUL) power workers' strike over unfair pay differentials and worsening conditions is set to continue until Tuesday 22 July.
Unite, the UK's largest union, condemned the 'sign or be sacked' letters sent by Northampton General Hospital (NGH) to 78 locked out biomedical scientists today (Tuesday 8 July). Branding the letters as 'provocative' ahead of Acas talks later this week, the union warned that the trust's intimidatory tactics could be the future of industrial relations in an increasingly privatised NHS.
The select committee report labelling female genital mutilation (FGM) 'a national scandal' has prompted the call today (Thursday 3 July) for more trained health professionals to tackle the growing problem.
The Labour party was urged today (Wednesday 2 July) by Unite, the country's biggest union, to re-consider its current position of not holding a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union.
The taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has left great swathes of the UK without a bank in their local community, as it pressed ahead with the closure of 100 RBS and NatWest branches in the last six months.
Workers at the One Housing Group (OHG) are taking four days of strike action from today (Friday 6 June) in support of the 'victimised' lead Unite rep at the association.
The opposition of nearly 350 charities to the government's new 'workfare' programme has 'holed the scheme below the waterline', Unite, the country's largest union, said today (Thursday 5 June).
A top Canadian pension fund, with significant investments in Britain, has been urged to clean up its act over claims that it is engaged in 'aggressive UK tax avoidance'.
The Queen's Speech is the product of an exhausted government, lacking in the people's trust which skirted around the big issues of the economy, depressed incomes, unemployment and the housing crisis.
Unite, the country's largest union, is launching its campaign calling for the government to 'think again' on NHS pay, following a consultation of its health service members which resulted in a strong rejection of the government's pay plans.
Stepping up calls for a public interest test on major takeovers, Britain's largest union, Unite expressed fears that Pfizer 'could be back' in the coming months despite the company conceding defeat in its takeover bid of AstraZeneca today (Monday 26 May).
Transport for London's (TfL) unequal and unfair pay policy will have an adverse impact on the 50,000 vulnerable Londoners who rely on the capital's Dial-a-Ride service, when staff strike for 48 hours next week.
Britain's largest union, Unite demanded guarantees of no compulsory redundancies following today's (Wednesday 21 May) announcement by Lloyds Banking Group that it planned to cut a further 645 jobs and close its Warrington telephone banking centre.
Britain's largest union, Unite today (Monday 19 May) urged AstraZeneca's shareholders to avoid the temptation to make a 'quick buck' and to back the board and the workforce, following the latest bid from Pfizer.
The London Underground faces a complete close down this bank holiday weekend, as the workers, who control the power to run the trains, prepare to strike in a dispute over pay differentials.
The rise in self-employment that is helping drive down the jobless total is perpetuating the myth that the newly self-employed are all budding Richard Bransons', Unite, the country's largest union, said today (Wednesday 14 May).
Just 14 per cent of people think that Pfizer's proposed takeover of AstraZeneca is in the UK's interests with less than 1 in 5 (19 per cent) confident that the government is doing enough to safeguard UK jobs and skills, according to a Survation poll.
Unite, Britain's biggest union, has accused the Prime Minister David Cameron, who has never won a general election, and London mayor Boris Johnson who was elected on a 38 per cent turnout of repulsive `double standards' on moves to restrict strike ballots.
Union representatives and shop stewards from AstraZeneca met today (Thursday 8 May) and made it clear they do not support the Pfizer bid to take over AstraZeneca.
Unite, Britain's biggest union, has warned that the government has not learnt the lessons of the blacklisting scandals following its response to the Scottish Affairs committee's recommendations on tackling blacklisting.
Britain's largest union Unite welcomed today's (Wednesday 7 May) report by Lord Myners to change the governance of the Co-operative Group, saying that it was currently the 'only game in town' that could deliver a future for the group and the workforce.
Britain's biggest union Unite and the GMB today (Tuesday 6 May) stepped up their pressure for an urgent meeting with the business secretary, Vince Cable to press the case for jobs as speculation continues of Pfizer's takeover of AstraZeneca.
The Labour party's programme to help the estimated nine million people living in rented accommodation is 'a progressive move in the right direction', Unite, the country's largest union, said today (Thursday 1 May).
Nearly 500 workers at EDF Energy will be taking strike action on Tuesday 6 May and Thursday 8 May in a three-pronged pay dispute.
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) should not be the 'judge and jury' when it comes regulating the UK's 27,000 vets, Unite, the country's largest union, has warned.
The school nurse workforce needs to be greatly increased, if the campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) is to be successful, Unite, the country's largest union, said today (Friday 7 February).
Cleaners and porters working at the world famous Royal Opera House in Covent Garden have hit a high note and finally won their battle to secure the London living wage.
Britain's largest union, Unite, today (Tuesday 21 January) welcomed Police Scotland's conclusion that there was 'no evidence of any criminality' in a cache of emails held on the work computer of Stevie Deans.
The fall in the consumer price index (CPI) masks the everyday struggle for millions of working people with prices still rising at double the rate of wages, warned Unite, the country's largest union, today (Tuesday 14 January).
Unite, the country's largest union, is seeking clarification on jobs from the management of AgustaWestland, following the Indian government's cancellation of a 12-helicopter deal at the Yeovil plant.
Vice chancellors at the elite Russell Group of universities have been accused of 'rank hypocrisy' for pocketing big pay rises, while trying to enforce a one per cent pay rise on staff.
Unite has set-up a special 'hotline' as around 1200 victims and families receive letters from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) telling them they were blacklisted through a conspiracy involving 44 construction companies spanning decades.
Workers, their families and local communities to gather for a march and rally to save shipbuilding jobs in Portsmouth.
The number of British bankers raking it in has risen by 11 per cent in the last year, while many families make the heartbreaking decision 'to heat or eat' this Christmas.
Energy secretary Ed Davey was told today (Thursday 28 November) 'to get a grip' when it comes to massive energy price hikes and the outsourcing of jobs abroad.
Unite, the union representing staff at Barclays Bank has branded the decision to cut around 1,700 staff from customer-facing branch-based roles as a “colossal mistake”, warning that customer service could suffer as a result.
Attempts by police to spy on the legitimate protest activities of students at Cambridge University 'smack of the police state and undermine democratic rights', Unite, the country's largest union, said today.
Cambridge can't afford to lose up to 240 highly skilled jobs at Marshall, the city biggest private employer, Unite warned today.
Staff in the country's network of 372 Crown post offices will take a thirteenth round of strike action on Wednesday 20 November for half a day.
Unite, the country's biggest union, has today (Wednesday 13 November) launched a new credit union service, in a bid to take on payday lenders, encourage saving and offer members finance without fear.
Today's fall in the jobless figures masks a world of part time employment and falling incomes, warned Unite.
The government needs to bring forward investment in transport to boost the economy to ensure the UK has growth, according to Transport Matters: A Unite strategy for transport.
Parcel deliveries in London could be severely hit in the run-up to Christmas, after staff at UPS Parcels voted overwhelmingly to strike in a dispute over unreasonable workloads and alleged bullying.
University staff across the UK will walk out for a second day of strike action on Tuesday 3 December, announced trade unions representing university staff today (Tuesday).
Amidst the most vicious attacks on the union movement since the 1970s, the leader of the biggest union in Britain and Ireland has vowed `no retreat' from protesting against abusive employers.
Tory chairman Grant Shapps has been accused of undermining the long held liberties of the British people in attacking Unite, the country's largest union, over its strategy to protect working people.
Construction unions Ucatt, Unite and GMB have described a pay offer as derisory and have accused employers of treating workers with disrespect and derision.
Cuts to legal aid services to some of the most vulnerable in society should be halted by Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, Unite, the largest union in the country, urged today (Thursday 31 October).
Unite's 900 managers in the Post Office will be staging a 24 hour overtime and work to rule on Friday (25 October) over the 16 month failure of the company to reach a fair pay settlement.
The people of Scotland will be watching tomorrow and expecting you to 'fire up Grangemouth' was the message from Unite to Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos shareholders, as two in three Unite members at Grangemouth rejected the company's 'sign or be sacked' ultimatum.
Ineos, the company that has forced Scotland's biggest industrial site into extreme shutdown and announced plans to cut the wages, jobs and pensions of all its workers, is using a public relations firm specialising in protecting companies hit by child labour accusations.
The country's biggest union, Unite, has called on the anti-avoidance arm of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to investigate the tax affairs of the Ineos Group amid concerns that the company's arrangements 'obfuscate the true position of Ineos' UK activities'.
Ineos, the company accused of holding Scotland to ransom, must now answer questions over its corporation tax arrangements after an analysis of the company's accounts by tax experts could not find any evidence that the group has paid tax in the UK since 2008.
Unite Scottish Secretary Pat Rafferty said:
Unite, the county's biggest union, branded news that food bank use has tripled in the space of a year as “the shame of our age” today (16 October), as it backed calls for a public inquiry into the rapid growth in food bank use from the Trussell Trust.
Commenting on today's talks at the conciliation service with Ineos, Pat Rafferty Unite Scottish secretary said:
Taxpayer-funded firm's gain worth 78,000 nurses, two years' prescription charges or 5.2 million ambulance calls
Workers from the ground handling company Swissport based at Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and Stansted airports have overwhelmingly voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay.
The leader of the biggest union in the UK and Ireland has dismissed an article in the Times today (Monday) as `tendentious and highly misleading'.
Workers at the Ardagh Glass sites in Yorkshire and Scotland have voted overwhelmingly to accept an improved pay offer.
Instead of bullying staff by threatening to scrap their pay rise, health secretary Jeremy Hunt should introduce the 'living wage' across the NHS, Unite, the country's largest union, said today.
The ‘crackdown’ on payday lenders’ abuses is too weak and will take too long to implement, Unite, the country’s largest union, said today (Thursday 3 October).
David Cameron has been asked to right a 40-year wrong on the anniversary of 24 construction workers being put on trial in Shrewsbury for their trade union activities.
Unite, the country’s biggest union, has today (Wednesday 2 October) unveiled a striking large scale mural, as part of the global Inside Out art project, on a building in north London as a symbol of protest against the government’s attack on the NHS.
More than 60 years of pay protection for 140,000 agricultural workers ends today (Tuesday 1 October), as the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) for England and Wales is ‘vindictively’ axed.
After a quarter of century, patients at Bridlington hospital in Yorkshire will no longer have their meals cooked on site from next February, putting 13 catering jobs at risk.
Protests against two top London hotels, which refuse to pay some of their staff the London ‘living wage’ of £8.55 an hour, will be staged tomorrow (Friday 27 September).
A public health specialist working for Tory-controlled Kent County Council, who mentioned that pension funds invest in tobacco companies, has been threatened with disciplinary action by the council.
Unite members working in universities across the UK will be voting on whether to strike, following a five-year ‘pay drought’.
The annual pay rise for NHS workers should be a consolidated cash sum for all staff, which would benefit the lower paid, rather than a percentage increase, Unite, the country’s largest union, said today (Tuesday 24 September).
Unite Scottish Secretary Pat Rafferty said:
“Sparked by the latest Super Puma tragedy in August, where four offshore workers from the Borgsten Dolphin platform lost their lives, Unite has been very clear that we now need a forensic analysis of UK offshore health and safety that will help deliver essential reform.
Responding to the speech today (Tuesday, 24 September) by the leader of the Labour party, Ed Miliband, the leader of the country's biggest union, Len McCluskey said:
"People at home urgently wanting to know what a Labour government will do for them will certainly have a better idea today. They will know that this is a leader and a party that is on their side.
The threat to the future of a top engineering plant in Birmingham, Wyman-Gordon, with the possible loss of 89 highly skilled jobs was condemned as “short-sighted and wrong” by Unite, the country's largest union, today (Wednesday, 18 September).
Unite and the Public Commercial Services union have signed a joint working agreement at Fujitsu in order to ensure a cooperative working relationship between the two unions and to best represent IT workers at the company.
Millions of people on low pay, the 'squeezed middle' or who are out of work are under 'an income siege' due to the rise in the retail price index (RPI) - the broader range for measuring inflation, Unite, the country's largest union, said today (Tuesday 17 September).
Workers at the Ardagh Glass sites in Yorkshire and Scotland have called off all industrial action due to have started at the weekend, after management made an improved pay offer.
The Royal Mail sell-off is driven by 'blinkered right-wing dogma' and will lead to a worse service for businesses and the public, Unite, the country's largest union, warned today.
The latest jobless figures reveal that there are two 'economic nations' in a divided Britain, Unite, the country's largest union, said today.
Unite, Britain's biggest union, has warned of further strike action at KNDL (Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics) as workers prepare to take 24-hour strike action tomorrow meaning significant disruption to almost 30,000 drinking establishments across the UK.
Unite, Britain's biggest union, has welcomed the Welsh government's announcement that public sector bodies in Wales can exclude blacklisters from bidding for public sector contracts under new Welsh government guidance.
Public opinion is strongly against the privatisation of the Royal Mail which is being done to boost George Osborne's shaky finances, Unite, the country's largest union, said today (Tuesday 10 September).
A clarion call was made today (Tuesday 9 September) to wage war against the grim politics of austerity by Unite, the country’s largest union.
Unite, Britain's biggest union, has today welcomed the TUC's announcement of a coordinated day of action against blacklisting on Wednesday 20 November 2013.
The amount of money that hard pressed Unite members have to borrow each month to make ends meet has tripled since 2012 to £660, a new survey reveals.
A new deal for working people and new freedoms for trade unions were called for today by Unite general secretary Len McCluskey.
Unite, Britain's biggest union, is demanding urgent talks with Marks & Spencer over the reorganisation of its distribution network which could lead to significant job losses.
Unite says the Scottish government doesn't have to wait on the final report of the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) into the latest fatal helicopter crash to begin the process of reforming offshore health and safety.
Unite members at housing association, One Housing Group (OHG) will strike for five days from 08.00 tomorrow (Thursday 5 September) until 20.00 on Monday (9 September) in the continuing, bitter dispute over management's decision to impose sweeping wage cuts to 200 frontline supported housing staff from February 2014.
The soaring profits of more than £1 million a week by controversial payday lender Wonga was branded as ‘vulture capitalism’ by Unite, the country’s largest union, today.
Britain's largest union Unite called on the government and secretary of state for work and pensions Iain Duncan Smith to come clean over its 'final act of callousness' as it emerged that the last remaining Remploy factories are to close.
Britain's largest union, Unite, has written to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) calling for an urgent investigation into a tax scam which saw City institutions delaying bonus payments to exploit George Osborne's cut in the top rate of tax from 50 per cent to 45 per cent in April this year.
Britain's three biggest trade unions have today (Wednesday 28 August) issued a joint statement condemning attempts by Ambulance NHS Employers to claw back the sick pay that 32,000 ambulance and paramedic staff in England currently receive under their unsocial hours payments.
Unite will tell offshore industry leaders at a crucial meeting of the Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) in Aberdeen today (Wednesday 28th August) that all Super Pumas must remain grounded until the cause of Friday's crash is identified and that workers refusing to fly must be supported by their employers.
Unite has reiterated it's call for an emergency Scottish Parliamentary debate into offshore health & safety as fresh reports emerged over the pressures placed by the industry on offshore workers to fly in Super Puma helicopters.
Plans to 'name and shame' employers who refuse to pay the national minimum wage (NMW) need 'real legal teeth', Unite, the country's largest union, said today (Friday 23 August).
The Football Association (FA) and the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) have been urged to support a Unite campaign to eradicate unpaid internships and national minimum wage (NMW) abuses at Britain's top football clubs.
Figures out today (Thursday 22 August) showing over one million young people not in education, employment or training (NEET), tell a million stories of 'untapped potential' and 'dashed hopes', warned the leader of Britain's largest union, Unite.
Unite activists will be protesting at the Uniserve depot outside the Port of Tilbury today (Thursday 22 August) in the continuing union recognition dispute with the owners of the new prestige deep-sea container port in the Thames Estuary - the London Gateway.
The 'red card' needs to be shown to the glaring pay inequality at Britain's top football clubs where millionaire players rub shoulders with match staff who may not get the national minimum wage (NMW).
Serco workers on Ministry of Defence (MoD) contracts at three Lincolnshire RAF bases are set to stage two 24 hour strikes in their stepped-up campaign against a paltry one per cent pay offer.
Unite, Britain's biggest union, is pressing for decisive policies that would halt the alarming rise in insecure working to be centre stage at Labour's summit on zero hours working today.
About 7,000 Royal Mail and Post Office managers have voted overwhelmingly against large cuts to their pensions in consultative ballots, Unite, the country's largest union, announced today (Monday 19 August).
The small fall in this month's jobless total masks a new employment regime dominated by insecurity and falling living standards, Unite, the country's largest union, said today (Wednesday 14 August).
Nearly 1,000 workers at transport and logistics giant, Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics (KNDL) are being balloted this week for industrial action over continual breaches in working agreements.
Britain's largest union, Unite accused the David Cameron and George Osborne of presiding over a cost of living crisis today (Tuesday 13 August) as rail fares look set to rise by up to 9.1 per cent and greatly outstrip wage increases next year.
A delegation from Britain’s largest union, Unite, is in Chicago today (Tuesday 13 August) lobbying councillors and decision makers involved in the Chicago Midway Airport privatisation about Ferrovial’s involvement in ‘blacklisting’ on the London Crossrail project.
Serco workers on Ministry of Defence (MoD) contracts at three Lincolnshire RAF bases will be deciding on the next steps this week in their campaign against a paltry one per cent pay offer.
Workers at glass manufacturers, Ardagh Glass in Yorkshire and Scotland have suspended strike action, due to start today (Friday 9 August), as they consider a new improved 5.5 per cent two-year pay deal.
Unite, which has more than 4,000 members in Gibraltar, has called for 'political dialogue and reason' in the escalating row with Spain over fishing rights and the imposition of beefed-up border checks.
The UK's 47,000 driving instructors face a new fines' regime that could drive some of them out of business, Unite, the country's largest union, warned today (Thursday 8 August).
The return to profitability of insurance giant Aviva reinforces, once again, the need for financial bosses to treat their workforce with fairness and stop the conveyor belt of job cuts.
David Cameron’s £500 million sticking plaster bailout for struggling A&E departments will do nothing to reverse the crisis of his government’s making, what is needed is a change of policy, says Unite.
Unite, the country's biggest union, has today (Wednesday) warned that the government is creating a Frankenstein-like monster out of the NHS as it imposes private providers on to the national service.
HSBC, which today became the latest bank to announce its profit figures, needs to adopt a new positive attitude to its workforce which has borne the brunt of the banking crisis.
The return to profitability of the Royal Bank of Scotland should herald the end to 'the slash-and- burn culture' that has seen more than 30,000 UK jobs go at the bank since 2009, Unite, the largest union in the country, said today (Friday 2 August).
Business secretary Vince Cable has been told that he can't 'wash his hands' of Railcare, as 152 redundancies were confirmed today.
Today’s High Court ruling quashing Jeremy Hunt’s decision to close A&E and maternity services at Lewisham Hospital is a victory for common sense and NHS campaigners up and down the country, says Unite, the country's biggest union and a staunch supporter of the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign.
Unite, Britain's biggest union, has called on Lloyds Banking Group to give staff a £500 one off payment to recognise their contribution to putting the Horse back in the black.
Business secretary Vince Cable has been asked to step in to arrange a short-term bridging loan to secure the immediate future of the 500-strong highly skilled workforce at Railcare.
Today's (Wednesday 31 July) 15th birthday of the national minimum wage (NMW) should be celebrated with an immediate increase of £1.50 an hour, Unite, the country's largest union, said.
The hard working health professionals and staff should be applauded for the significant progress that Stafford Hospital has made in recent times, Unite, the country's largest union, said today (Wednesday 31 July).
Hospital pathologists, who test blood samples and monitor blood transfusions, will strike for 48 hours this week at St James's Hospital in Leeds, Leeds General Infirmary and Bradford Royal Infirmary in the continuing dispute over patient safety.
The government's 'van of hate coming to a street near you' campaign has been branded as 'vile' by Unite, the country's largest union, today.
Unite, the country's biggest union, today vowed to continue the fight against the bedroom tax, as 10 families had their legal challenge rejected by a High Court judge.
More than 150,000 working people a year will have to pay for justice in one of the most sweeping shake-ups of employment regulations for half a century which came into force today (Monday 29 July), Unite, the country's largest union, has warned.
NHS 111 chaos another example of health service privatisation, says Unite.
There should be no premature rejoicing about the slight rise in GDP figures, as there are still too many negative factors affecting the British economy, Unite, the largest union in the country, said today.
Britain's biggest union, Unite, called on the Labour party to lift the suspensions of two Unite members and the special measures placed on the Falkirk constituency, following today's (Thursday 25 July) news that the police had found 'insufficient grounds' for a criminal investigation.
The best way to tackle the A&E crisis is to invest in a highly skilled and joined-up triage system where the best care for patients is decided before automatically sending them to overcrowded hospital casualty departments.
Capita's financial services clients face disruption on Friday 26 July as workers from its life and pensions and IT services divisions intend to take 24 hour strike action in a dispute over pay.
Samaritans, the charity that has helped people with their problems for 60 years, has a problem of its own - it has derecognised Unite as the union representing its staff.
Addressing a meeting of Unite representatives and activists today (Wednesday 25 July), Len McCluskey the leader of Britain's biggest union will say that Unite is at a turning point in its historical relationship with the Labour party.
Unite, Britain's biggest union, has today (24 July) warned BMW that it will not rule out an industrial action ballot if the company pushes ahead with its plans to close its final salary pension scheme to new entrants without proper negotiations and 'copper bottom' guarantees.
Unite, Britain's biggest union, has welcomed the Scottish Affairs committee's request to business secretary Vince Cable to undertake an investigation into blacklisting as promised to parliament.
Britain’s largest union, Unite accused the government today of selling off the Queen’s head to pay for George Osborne’s economic failure.
Sainsbury's workers are finding it more and more difficult to 'Live Well For Less', according to a survey by Unite, Britain's biggest union, of its members at the retail giant.
Unite the union today accused the Conservative party of attempting to embroil the police in a political witch hunt following complaints to the Metropolitan Police.
Attempts by shipowners to erode the pay and conditions of Britain's 10,000 port workers, as well as port safety standards, will be strongly resisted by Unite, the country's largest union.
Today's announcement of the closure of a further nine Remploy factories was branded as “the cruel actions of a callous government” by Unite, the country's largest union.
As the NHS celebrates its 65th birthday this week, it faces the greatest challenge to its founding values of a universal service free for all those in need, Unite, the country’s largest union, has warned.
The 125th anniversary of London's Matchgirls strike has a strong resonance for working people today struggling under the government's polices, Unite, the largest union in the country, said.
Local councils and police forces should make every effort to buy UK-built vehicles, a top union leader will tell The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in London today (Tuesday, 2 July).
Hundreds of taxi drivers from across the country will be lobbying parliament today (Tuesday 2 July) warning that deregulation of the industry could hit standards and lead to chaos on our roads.