Category Archives: Workers Uniting

Len McCluskey: “Decisions taken now will shape our country’s future – we need clarity to build public confidence” 

Responding to the statement by the prime minister broadcast this evening (10thMay), the leader of the Unite union has called for `clarity and caution’as the country continues to combat the coronavirus which has left the UK with one of the … Continue reading

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Union’s letter to Johnson: No return to work until we feel safe

Employers who fail to prioritise the wellbeing of their staff when they return to work should be held to account As the country debates how and when to get the economy up and running, it would be wrong to pretend … Continue reading

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Survey: Britons are “hungry for change, hungry for a new deal now and post COVID-19 crisis”

A new national poll on behalf of the Unite trade union today (Thursday 7th May) finds the country ‘hungry for major change’ to how our economy works and how key workers are rewarded. The poll, conducted in the run up to May Day 2020 reveals … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: It’s Time For A New Deal For Workers – No Going Back To Business As Usual

There can be no going back to business as usual Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey has said in his May Day message. In a message of solidarity to workers Len says that it is time for a new deal for workers, … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: “We need to unite behind Keir Starmer to cleanse Labour of this shame

With the labour movement reeling from the revelations contained in the leaked report concerning how Labour HQ has handled complaints over anti-semitism in recent years, the party’s biggest affiliate has called for unity behind the new leader. Writing today (Wednesday) … Continue reading

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25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO

The economic and labour crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment by almost 25 million, according to a new assessment by the International Labour Organization (ILO). However, if we see an internationally coordinated policy response, as happened … Continue reading

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Government Should Tell The Truth Over NHS

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady appearing on BBC’s Question Time on Thursday told Tory health Minister Matt Hancock to “tell the truth” about the problems in the NHS in dealing with the Coronavirus. She said: “There is a worry over … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: “We need measures equal to the economic and public health emergencies upon us”

Responding to chancellor Rishi Sunak’s package of support for businesses announced this evening (Tuesday, 17th March) and the prime minister’s pledge to do `whatever it takes’ to support people and jobs through the corona virus crisis, the head of the UK’s leading union, Unite, … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Premiere of ‘Wapping – The Workers Story’

The Yorkshire premiere of the film “Wapping – the Workers’ Story” – see flyer below. Although the event is free, space is limited, so please do book by clicking here.

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Robot report has ‘forgotten the humans’

A new report on the automation of work in the public sector overlooks the threat to jobs, the Unite union warned yesterday. Unite said that Artificial Intelligence & Public Standards, a governmental advisory committee’s analysis of how robot techology could … Continue reading

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