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Unite union leader Len McCluskey is re-elected—but vote shows up big problems in union

Unite union leader Len McCluskey is re-elected—but vote shows up big problems in union Len McCluskey has been re-elected general secretary of the Unite union, it was announced on Friday.

BMW workers rev up for round of strikes with solid first walkout

BMW workers rev up for round of strikes with solid first walkout Workers mounted a solid picket line outside the Mini car factory in Cowley, Oxfordshire, on Thursday. It was the first in a round of coordinated walkouts by Unite union members against BMW bosses’ plans to rob up to 6,000 workers of their pensions. 

Reports round-up

Reports round-up Includes short reports from the latest strikes in manufacturing, IT services, higher education, local government, plus news from abortion rights, housing and climate change campaigns

Rail strikes over safety aren't stopping

Rail strikes over safety arent stopping More coordinated rail strikes to defend the role of the train guard have been announced by the RMT rail union.

The Unite union needs a fighting leadership - vote Ian Allinson for general secretary

The Unite union needs a fighting leadership - vote Ian Allinson for general secretary As Unite union members vote in a leadership election dominated by debate about the Labour Party, the Tories are using the military to break strikes.

Unofficial action by migrant workers at London hospital beats back multinational

Unofficial action by migrant workers at London hospital beats back multinational Low paid migrant workers at an east London hospital have beat back privatising bosses with unofficial action. Now they’re raring to fight for more.

Reports round-up

04 April 2017
BMW workers are gearing up for a pensions fight, workers are rallying over civil service pay, Lambeth libraries are facing attacks and Unison union NEC voting opens

Unite members deliver a sky-high vote for more strikes at British Airways

04 April 2017
British Airways (BA) “mixed fleet” cabin crew have voted resoundingly to strike in a second ballot.

industrial reports round up

28 March 2017
Fujitsu IT services workers struck last Friday and again on Monday to defend their jobs and livelihoods from the firm’s cost-cutting.

Power in a union—Unite's warring bureaucrats and their rank and file challenger

28 March 2017
As the Unite general secretary election gets underway, Dave Sewell looks at the politics behind the battle for Britain’s biggest union

Len McCluskey embarrassed in campaign email ‘error’

21 March 2017
Days before voting starts in the Unite union’s general secretary election, incumbent Len McCluskey’s campaign has been caught sending members false information.

Labour’s right wing MPs won’t be beaten at their own game

21 March 2017
So much has changed inside the Labour Party, and yet so little.

Fujitsu pickets brave weather to deliver a shutdown

21 March 2017
Workers at IT services firm Fujitsu struck last Friday—and planned further walkouts on Friday this week and next Monday.

Ian Allinson for Unite—invite Ian to your workplace and help build the campaign

14 March 2017
Ian Allinson is the left wing candidate for Unite general secretary, invite him to speak at your workplace and help with the campaign

Reports round up—Unite workers fight for pensions

14 March 2017
Unite strikes are growing along with Ian Allinson's campaign, cleaners take on the bosses and Picturehouse workers go from strength to strength

British Airway strikers defy management with mass pickets at airports

14 March 2017
BA workers continue their strike against poverty pay from Brutish Airways

British Airways workers rock Brighton

07 March 2017
British Airways (BA) “mixed fleet” cabin crew began their latest walkout against poverty pay with a trip to Brighton on Friday of last week.

Failing campaign in data buying scandal

07 March 2017
The Unite union leadership has accused Gerard Coyne of donating union funds in exchange for Labour Party membership data to help his leadership campaign

Tens of thousands strong NHS demo shows Tory cuts can be beaten

07 March 2017
Tomáš Tengely-Evans reports from last Saturday’s huge NHS march and argues that Tory cuts can be beaten

British Airways cabin crew call a fresh week-long strike

28 February 2017
It would bring the running total of strike days to 26 in the Unite union members’ fight against poverty pay. Also: unofficial walkout in the post and other stories

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