Bosses exploit imported workers on poverty pay at energy plants in Yorkshire and Kent
Thursday 13th Apr 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
THOUSANDS of workers employed by Japanese technology firm Fujitsu will strike this week for the fifth time in defence of jobs, pensions and union recognition.
The firm is planning to sack or “offshore” 10 per cent of its 18,000-strong workforce in Britain.
Tuesday 11th Apr 2017
BRITAIN’S construction industry has taken a turn for the worse, prompting unions to press the government for urgent investment in the country’s infrastructure.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that construction output was down 1.7 per cent in February,...
Saturday 8th Apr 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Unite frontrunner pledges to investigate claims that officials shopped militants
Monday 19th Dec 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
FILM-MAKER Ken Loach threw his weight behind Len McCluskey yesterday in Unite’s upcoming leadership election.
The director of I, Daniel Blake and other films taking a stand against social injustice said incumbent general secretary Mr McCluskey would best equip the union to...
Unite leader will continue fight for Labour
Saturday 17th Dec 2016
posted by Paddy McGuffin in Britain
A Christmas strike by drivers who deliver goods for retail giant Argos was suspended yesterday after the firm offered a new pay deal.
Unite union members employed by Wincanton were due to walk out for three days, but will now vote on an offer aimed at resolving the dispute.
Thursday 15th Dec 2016
BRITISH AIRWAYS cabin crew overwhelmingly backed strike action yesterday over “indefensible” pay packets of just £12,000.
Their union Unite said its members backed walkouts by 4-1, raising the threat of disruption to flights. The dispute involves cabin crew who have...
Unite needs a general secretary who is willing to stand up and fight for workers’ rights rather than merely appealing to employers to treat us nicely, writes GRAHAM STEVENSON
Wednesday 14th Dec 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
A RIGHTWINGER challenging Len McCluskey for the leadership of Labour’s largest affiliate suggested yesterday that the union should stop “dabbling in politics.”
Unite’s Midlands regional secretary Gerard Coyne said the current general secretary Mr McCluskey...