Unite Union

Gerard Coyne 'Sacked' By Unite After Losing To Len McCluskey In Leadership Race

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics

A union official who challenged Len McCluskey’s Unite leadership has been sacked over what he claims are ‘trumped up charges’. Gerard Coyne lost...

Corbyn Defends Ex-Communist Drafted To Help In Election

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has made a staunch defence of his decision to draft in a former Communist trade union official to help run Labour’s general election c...

Len McCluskey Claims Victory In Unite Union General Secretary Election

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Politics

Len McCluskey has claimed victory in his fight to be re-elected general secretary of the Unite union. The close ally of Jeremy Corbyn had been challen...

Corbyn 'Facing Exodus' Of Top Staff As Polls Slide

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn is facing an “exodus” of staff from his top team, with trade union, press and communities specialists all quitting, HuffPost UK has ...

Len McCluskey Accuses Tom Watson Of 'Skulduggery, Smears And Secret Plots'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics

Len McCluskey has attacked Tom Watson for engaging in a “world of skulduggery, smears and secret plots”, after Labour’s deputy leader said the U...

Tom Watson Warns Pro-Corbyn 'Momentum' Will 'Destroy' Labour In Twitter Scrap

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK

A civil war is threatening to tear Labour apart as deputy leader Tom Watson warned hard-left supporters of Jeremy Corbyn against trying “destroy” ...

Unite General Secretary Candidate Gerard Coyne Slams Labour MP Over Strike Comments

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Politics

"If they're not careful (unions) could be shooting themselves in the foot." @Meg_HillierMP on Christmas strikes https://t.co/u5oNLyTYua— Murnaghan (...

Between The Strikes And The Fog, There's Plenty Of Potential For Travel Chaos This Week

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK

Passengers flying out of London airports have been warned of impending travel chaos thanks to thick fog. A number of flights have already been delayed...

Wave Of Strikes To Hit Rail, Post And Airline Industries This Week

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK

A wave of strikes will be launched by thousands of workers this week, hitting rail, post and airline industries in the run-up to Christmas. A series o...

Len McCluskey Warning To Anti-Corbyn Labour MPs

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Politics

Len McCluskey has launched his bid for re-election as the head of Britain’s largest trade union with a swipe at Labour MPs plotting against Jeremy C...

Unite reveals who it wants to be Labour leader

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 05.07.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has received the backing of Britain’s biggest trade union, Unite, to become the next Labour leader. The union’s executive committ...

Lloyds To Sack Thousands And Shut Hundreds Of Branches

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK

Lloyds Banking Group is to slash 9,000 jobs and shut 200 branches under a new strategy it claims will improve efficiency and customer service. The ...

Meet Lord Hill, Cameron's City 'Poacher-Turned-Gamekeeper' In Brussels

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's European commissioner appointment Lord Hill, who has been put in charge of financial services, has drawn concern over his past in fina...

Reinventing the Clyde and Putting Human Rights at the Heart of Scottish Foreign Policy

Andrew Smith | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

With the polls tightening and the bookmakers shortening their odds, there is now a very real chance that Scottish people will vote for independence in two weeks time... However, one of the most positive contributions has been the Scottish Government's commitment to a 'do no harm' arms exports policy in the event of a Yes vote.

Ministers Admit NHS Not Safe From Private Firms In Secret Trade Talks

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Politics

Ministers have admitted the NHS is still on the table as part of secretive talks over a controversial US-EU trade deal that could see it opened up to ...

Dave Sacked The Guy Who Was Meant To Save The NHS From Privatisation

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron no longer has a cabinet minister responsible for the controversial trade deal that critics fear could open up the NHS to "irreversible" ...

This Secret Trade Deal May Open Up The NHS To Profit-Making US Firms

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Politics

Most voters in key battleground constituencies want David Cameron to protect the NHS from a new trade deal which campaigners claim threatens privatisa...

Scrutiny of Parliament Spending Is Only Right, But That Scrutiny Must Be Informed

John Percival | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics
John Percival

MPs' offices and the Parliamentary estate are funded by public money. It is only right that their spending is properly scrutinised. It is vital however that this scrutiny is properly informed. The media have a duty to report MPs' and Parliamentary spending responsibility. MPs' and the Parliamentary estate have a duty of care to their employees.

'This Secret US-EU Deal Will Make NHS Privatisation Irreversible'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics

The National Health Service is facing a "unique risk" of having its services privatised if a secretive major EU-US trade deal goes through, trade unio...

Former Labour Boss Tells Union Official: 'People Think You're Weird'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics

On Saturday the Blairite Labour think-tank Progress held its conference in central London. The group, which flies the flag for New Labour and counts s...

Newly-Privatised Royal Mail To Axe 1,600 Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK

Royal Mail has unveiled plans to cut 1,600 jobs as part of a drive to save £50 million a year in costs, in a move that postal workers unions warned c...

Barclays To Axe 1,700 Jobs Across Its Branches

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK

Barclays has been accused of making a "colossal mistake" over plans to axe 1,700 jobs from across its branch network by the Unite Union. Unite warn...

Why Are Nurses Turning To Payday Loans?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK

Nurses are increasingly relying on payday loans and borrowing from friends and family due to their falling take-home pay, it has emerged. A Nursin...

'Condemn The Beer Strike Or Beware Ordinary Brits' Wrath'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband must "beware the wrath" of British pub-goers unless he condemns a country-wide beer supply strike organised by the Unite Union, the Labour...

Jaguar Land Rover Roars To Life In £1.5bn Sports Car Drive

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK

Jaguar Land Rover, the British luxury car giant, has unveiled a £1.53 billion investment in creating a new raft of lightweight aluminium sports and c...