Unite Union

'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...

'A Credible Human Rights Organisation?'

PA | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK

Staff at human rights group Amnesty International have staged a fresh strike in a row over spending cuts and job losses. Members of Unite manned a ...

Government Has 'Snubbed' Coryton Oil Workers

Press Association | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

The government has been accused of "snubbing" hundreds of workers set to lose their jobs at an oil refinery amid calls for a public inquiry into the s...

Fuel Tankers Strike: Union Talks Set To Resume On Monday

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK

Talks aimed at resolving a dispute involving fuel tanker drivers will resume tomorrow in a bid to avert strikes. Leaders of the Unite union will me...

More Public Sector Workers Strikes And Protests Threatened

PA | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK

The government is on a fresh collision course with public sector workers over its controversial pension reforms after more industrial action was calle...

Petrol Fiasco Leaves Britain 'Better Prepared,' Insists Hague

{A | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Politics

Britain is better prepared to withstand a strike by tanker drivers because of the actions taken by the Government over the past week, Foreign Secretar...

Tanker Talks To Resume As Strike Threat Lingers

PA | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK

The union representing fuel tanker drivers is preparing to enter peace talks amid a plea to the Government not to scupper the prospect of a deal to av...

Tanker Drivers Seek Government Intervention Over Dispute

Posted 27.03.2012 | UK

Leaders of fuel tanker drivers threatening a strike over terms and conditions and safety standards urged the government to convene an urgent meeting w...

Lib Dem MPs Accused Of Insulting Man With HIV Over NHS Reforms

Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Politics

Two Liberal Democrat MPs have been accused of insulting a man with HIV after he emailed them to attack the coalition's NHS reforms. In an email sen...