Unite Union

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...

'Shocking' Threefold Rise In Payday Loans In Past Year

PA | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

Workers are borrowing £660 a month to make ends meet, three times as much as a year ago, "shock" new figures have revealed. A study by the Unite u...

'Ed Must Condemn The Beer Strike'

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

Ed Miliband is under pressure to condemn strike plans by the Unite Union, the Labour Party's biggest backer, which would disrupt the beer supplies for...

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How Much Must You Now Pay To Sue Your Boss?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Politics

Employees will have to pay £1,200 to take their bosses to employment tribunal, in legal changes that have come into force today. The fee marks th...

'Political Logic' To Len McCluskey's Alleged Attempt To Rig Falkirk Election

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Politics

Eric Joyce has attempted to play down the impact of the Falkirk selection row by suggesting the controversy is less scandalous than "sleeping with a p...

Miliband To Weaken Unions' Funding Links To Labour

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics

Trade union members will no longer be automatically signed up to the Labour Party under drastic reforms to be announced by Ed Miliband. In the wake...

Labour Row With Unite Union Escalates As Party Hands Falkirk Report To Police

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Politics

Labour is to refer its report on alleged irregularities in the selection of an election candidate in Falkirk to the police, a senior party source said...

Tom Watson Quits Shadow Cabinet Amid Falkirk Selection 'Mess'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Politics

Tom Watson has dramatically resigned from the shadow cabinet, citing "unattributed shadow cabinet briefings" amid a row over whether trade unions hold...

Eric Joyce MP Asks Constituent: 'Are You Screwing Ur Sister?'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Politics

Falkirk MP Eric Joyce, who gained fame after starting a punch-up in a parliament bar last year, has become himself involved in two separate Twitter ro...

Unions Appeal To Prince To Protect Agricultural Workers' Pay

PA | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK

The Prince of Wales has been asked to take a leading role in protecting his estate's workers from "attack", if the government's plan to abolish a boar...

Ambulance Workers vote For Walkout Over Cuts

PA | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK

Ambulance workers are to stage a 24-hour strike in a long-running row over issues including cuts. Unite said its 450 members in the Yorkshire servi...