Union rep praises generous payout for Honda staff - but warns similarly well-paid jobs will be hard to find
A UNION representative who worked with Honda to secure an 'unprecedented' redundancy package for the workforce thinks it will be hard for them to find similar jobs that are as well-paid. Alan Tomala from Unite remarked on the unusually generous payout for the South Marston plant's staff which sees them receive six-and-a-half weeks pay per every year of service with no cap limiting the total amount.
Speakers include Graeme Smith (Unite), Alyson Pollock, Nick Kempe, a Unison rep and more. We want to make the case for saving the homes as widely known as possible and argue that the future of residential care should be public, democratically accountable and provide security and comfort for all those who need it.
Protestors were also demonstrating against Amazon’s treatment of workers (Credit: Unite) Campaigners in Grays town centre have protested Amazon’s alleged price gouging during the Covid pandemic. Unite claims vulnerable and older people who had to stay at home and rely on deliveries were exposed to inflated prices and wants Amazon to repay the overcharges.
Health workers who put their lives at risk during the Covid-19 pandemic have been paid as little as £90 in recognition of their efforts, it has emerged. One employee described the special recognition payment as a “kick in the teeth”, while Kevin McAdam of public service union Unite branded the development “disgusting”.
Unite are accusing Amazon of poor working conditions and price gouging Union members held a protest at East Midlands Airport over accusations of poor working conditions and allegations of price gouging Amazon. Campaigners from Unite displayed banners at 11.30am which criticised what it described as "anti-union tactics" and encouraged Amazon employees to use a confidential worker hotline.
Glasgow Against Closures group to march with unions this weekend Trade unions are set to demonstrate with campaign group Glasgow Against Closures this weekend in an attempt to save venues being shut down across the city. UNISON, GMB and Unite will march alongside the community group this Saturday to protest the proposed closure of Glasgow Life venues, such as libraries, across the city.
It’s no surprise there’s a lack of HGV drivers Hauliers moaning about a lack of HGV drivers is the height of hypocrisy, as it is a problem entirely of their own making. There is no shortage of bus drivers because bus companies have recognised the need to train their own drivers.
I HAVE been giving thought to the state of our independence fight in Scotland. We are on the cusp of an all-out indy campaign – low-key activities can now blossom. Some independentists are despairing at the lack of bite and aggressiveness by the SNP government and its MPs.
Aleading candidate in the race to run the powerful Unite union has told Labour Party frontbenchers to get down the pub to win back voters. Steve Turner is seen as the frontrunner in the race to succeed left-winger Len McCluskey as general secretary of Labour’s biggest union backer.
Workers are striking over contractor Serco failing to enter into negotiations about pay issues and the 'victimisation' of staff Bins will continue to pile up in Bexley as 140 refuse workers have announced fresh strike action for August. The fresh strikes will see the workers, represented by Unite the union, walk out from Monday, August 9 until Sunday, August 22.
"An end to years of instability for 215-year-old company" - unions welcome nationalisation of Sheffield Forgemasters
Delighted unions say the nationalisation of Sheffield Forgemasters is news they have waited years to hear. It was confirmed today that the 215 year old steel manufacturer, which makes vital components for British nuclear submarines, would be taken into public ownership. Trade union Unite s assistant general secretary for manufacturing, Steve Turner, said: “This is the news we've waited two years to hear.
Unions have welcomed moves to nationalise a historic steel company, saying it ends years of instability. The Ministry of Defence will buy Sheffield Forgemasters, saying it intends to invest up to £400 million into the firm for defence-critical plant, equipment and infrastructure over the next decade.
Night time businesses in Wales trying to emerge from Covid lockdown are enduring a perfect storm due to the so-called pingdemic, a woeful lack of clarity from the Welsh Government around reopening responsibilities and a severe shortage of industry staff, warns Unite For The Night. Unite For The Night – the body that represents around 700 night time businesses in Swansea, Cardiff and wider Wales – has warned that the pandemic is likely to scupper nightclubs and live and electronic music venues before they even get to reopen on 7 August.
This week, , the only woman running to be the next leader of the powerful Unite union, revealed she has been trolled and abused for refusing to stand aside for two more prominent male rivals. Sharon Graham Throughout UK history, women fighting for their labour rights have found themselves battling on two fronts – against the patriarchy of their employer and that of their union.
"Unite is now actively preparing for a full industrial action, if members vote yes then strikes could occur later this year." Metrolink staff are threatening to walk out over a pay dispute with bosses. Unite the Union has confirmed that the latest round of talks with Keolis Amey Metrolink Ltd, the company that runs tram services across Greater Manchester, have ended in disappointment.
Campaigners to protest against Amazon outside East Midlands Airport over treatment of workers and 'price gouging'
They will gather outside the Leicestershire airport this week Protestors are set to stage a demonstration against Amazon outside East Midlands Airport this week. Campaigners who have expressed concerns about the treatment of Amazon workers, will be outside the airport departures gate at 11.30am on Wednesday, July 28.
Student accommodation giant Unite bounced back from the Covid-19 pandemic during the first six months of the year as the likelihood of a return to a normal academic year from September increased. This content is only available to registered users for free to finish this article. Sign up now for the following benefits:
Bin workers in Bexley, south east London, have extended their strikes over pay and cuts. Around 140 Unite union members, who are employed by outsourcing giant Serco, walked out on 12 July. They planned to stay out until Sunday, but strikes are now set to continue until next Sunday, 1 August.
FEARS OF NEW SPIKE Unite Scotland has criticised Friday’s announcement by the Scottish government on workers suspected of contracting Covid not being required to self-isolate, stating that it could lead to a new spike in the pandemic. As one of the nation’s leading trade unions in the health and social care sector, which has been significantly impacted by the pandemic, Unite has raised serious concerns directly with the Scottish government over its approach to level zero.
Unite Students has submitted plans for its first “fully net zero carbon” student accommodation scheme in Paddington, London, Property Week can reveal. This content is only available to registered users for free to finish this article. Sign up now for the following benefits: Four FREE articles of your choice per month