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Unite votes to retain political fund

28 May 2013
Unite members have voted to retain the union’s political fund. Of those voting, 87.4 percent wanted to keep the fund. The turnout was 18.6 percent of the union’s 1.3 million members.

Unite activists launch new organisation

28 May 2013
Members of the Unite union have launched a new organisation, Unite Fight Back, to help build networks of solidarity at the base of the union.

Construction workers march against blacklist in Glasgow

28 May 2013
 

Yorkshire ambulance strike against deskilling

28 May 2013
Some 500 Yorkshire Ambulance Service workers in Unite union were set to strike again from noon to midnight on Friday of next week. 

Drivers begin 12 days of action

28 May 2013
Bus drivers in the Unite union working for Bus Vannin on the Isle of Man began a 12-day strike on Saturday of last week. They are fighting wage cuts of up to £3,000 per year.

Manchester airport cleaners show their might

28 May 2013
Cleaners employed by Mitie at Manchester airport struck for the second time in a month on Friday of last week, against a £90 a month pay cut.

Construction workers discuss how to take on the bosses

21 May 2013
Around 40 workers came to a national meeting of rank and file construction workers in Liverpool last Saturday.

Cops face criticism after 'blacklist hero' hit by car

21 May 2013
A protester against the blacklist was still in hospital with two broken legs as Socialist Worker went to press.

Jerry Hicks supporters set to meet in London

21 May 2013
Unite union members from across Britain were set to meet in London on Saturday of this week following the union’s recent general secretary election.

Workers enter sixth week of strike

14 May 2013
The 13 striking kiln workers at Hanson Brick in Whittlesey, near Peterborough, have entered their sixth week of continuous strike action this week.

Jerry Hicks building on votes

14 May 2013
Jerry Hicks has been speaking at meetings around Britain to discuss how to build on his success in Unite’s general secretary election.

Gatwick workers reject pay offer

14 May 2013
PCS, Unite and Prospect union members at Gatwick Airport have voted overwhelmingly to reject bosses’ latest offer of new, lower start rates. 

Construction workers protest against blacklist

14 May 2013
 

Unions consult local government workers over ‘insulting’ pay offer

14 May 2013
Local government workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are being consulted on a 1 percent pay offer. It was made in line with chancellor George Osborne’s public sector pay restraint.

Trade unionist bus driver Gerry Downing reinstated

14 May 2013
Sacked Bus driver and Unite union member Gerry Downing has won his job back in a successful appeal.

RAF staff declare war on bosses

14 May 2013
Workers in the GMB and Unite unions at eight RAF air bases in England and Wales are being balloted for strikes over a puny pay rise.

Support Coors brewery workers

07 May 2013
Some 455 workers at Molton Coors Brewery in Burton are being balloted for strikes against attacks that will cost some workers £9,000 a year.

Airport cleaners' strike takes off in Manchester

07 May 2013
Some 100 Unite union members, who work for cleaning firm Mitie, struck at Manchester airport on Friday of last week.

Blacklist campaign grows

07 May 2013
Workers gathered outside the Scottish Parliament to protest against blacklisting last week. Stewart Hume, a blacklisted electrician said, “I was selected for redundancy because of my trade union activity. It was a stressful time but solidarity at Grangemouth got me my job back. 

Strike vote result due at Ford Dagenham

07 May 2013
Workers at Ford’s car factory in Dagenham, Essex, are expected to have voted for strikes in a ballot that ended last week.

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