Unite has urged ministers to take #BritishSteel into public control if a deal cannot be struck between owners Greybull, its lenders and the government to avoid the #steelmaker collapsing into insolvency.
A major advertising campaign aimed at boosting voter turnout to stop the far right in this Thursday’s (23 May) #EUelections2019 is being launched today across towns and cities in the North West of England. "Stop those seeking to use these elections to gain a platform to spread their message of fear and hate by getting out to vote to stop the far right and voting Labour this Thursday." Unite general secretary Len McCluskey.
Concluding the long-running #blacklisting case, the High Court heard today statements from individual workers describing how blacklisting ruined their lives. Unite assistant general secretary Howard Beckett said the court hearing was "an emotional day, hearing the statements of those whose lives were destroyed".
There’s been a lot of chatter around the #menopause this week. Chirpy ladies conversing about their hot flushes and brain fog – which to even get this previously unmentionable issue right out there, splat in the face of the nation, is really quite something. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
"Jeremy Corbyn and his team entered into these talks in good faith but it is now apparent that no serious progress can be made with this government in chaos. "What is abundantly clear is that only Labour's approach can unite the country around a future where our trading arrangements, rights and living standards are protected. "With the prospect of the hard Brexiteer soon to lead the Tories that party moves further away from the aspirations of the UK people. It is time now for a true people's vote - a #generalelection." Len McCluskey, Unite general secretary.
People voted to both leave and remain but nobody voted for hate. A statement that has the support of various parties - including a number of Merseyside MPs - has slammed the founder of the English Defence League, saying he uses the outcome of the EU referendum to 'breed a narrative that does not represent the people of Bootle '. In full, it reads: "We strongly oppose the politics of hate and division being led by Stephen Yaxley-Lennon’s campaign."
Nearly seven in 10 lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (#LGBT) people have been sexually harassed at work, according to research for the TUC revealing a “hidden epidemic”. The survey was published today on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia #IDAHOBIT
Have you or anyone you know been affected by #UniversalCredit? Please complete Unite’s survey to strengthen our case against the Tories cruel benefit regime that has already been plagued with problems and is responsible for pushing people into poverty.