Please see our message of solidarity from Unite West Midlands regional secretary Annmarie Kilcline and Asif Mohammed - Regional Chair regarding the recent actions of hate towards the mosques in Birmingham. #Unions4Unity#UnityOverDivision
Today’s Daily Mirror Real Britain column: Mum-of-nine's last words before taking own life after DWP stopped benefits. Former shop assistant Jodey Whiting had her benefits stopped for missing an appointment when she had pneumonia. Now a petition is calling for an independent inquiry. #StopUniversalCredit
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has been urged to suspend the possible #privatisation of #cervicalscreening services used by thousands of women in England every year, following claims that the service is in ‘meltdown’. Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, said that the crisis could further worsen if the tenders - when the current 46 laboratories are reduced to nine - are allowed to go ahead.
Unite which represents over 50,000 #lorrydrivers, has blasted the government and other key organisations such as Kent county council, for failing to consult the union over #Brexit planning. The failure to consult the union and to inform drivers of what is expected of them is risking the safety and welfare of not just lorry drivers but all road users, as well as making the expected disruption caused by a disorderly Brexit far worse.
Theresa May’s #Brexit paralysis is leaving the jewel in the UK’s #manufacturing crown hanging by a thread, Britain and Ireland’s largest union Unite said today as an expected announcement about investment into the car industry was abandoned.
MPs should probe why the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has to pay almost £80,000 in indemnity costs for failing to disclose information over the #privatisation of the MoD #firefighters. Unite regional officer Caren Evans said: "Unite has been strongly opposed to the privatisation of these services at MoD bases as it raises serious concerns for #nationalsecurity."
Supporters of the march to #saveHondaSwindon from closure will be bussed into Swindon by Unite from all over England so that they can join in. The union has arranged for pickups by coach from Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Bristol, Gloucester, Plymouth, Oxford, Southampton and more. See event for coach details: www.facebook.com/events/2258617220887948/