What does #Brexit mean for the traditional port city of #Liverpool? Listen to Len McCluskey, Unite general secretary on The World at One, BBC Radio 4. Piece begins at 7:10 and 29:40 for interview with Len.
Video from today’s demo outside the charity’s London HQ. Listen to Adam a Unite legal officer and former St Mungo’s worker explain why members should vote yes in the union’s industrial action ballot. Five years ago Adam took part in strike action to stop the attack on terms and conditions. They won. Unfortunately five years later and management’s back threatening members’s terms and conditions and job security. Post a message of solidarity to show your support. Thanks
Workers would need to work 117 years to earn a chief executive’s annual salary, shocking new research into wages paid by Britain’s largest companies has revealed. "There needs to be real action to rein in the eye-watering executive pay and ever widening pay #inequality." said Steve Turner, Unite assistant general secretary.
"Thanks for speaking up for working people and the reality of a no deal #Brexit. It's quite right that we need to focus firmly on the long-term economic consequences - the catastrophic impact on jobs and communities." Steve Turner Unite assistant general secretary. #NoDealNoWay
Government plans to immediately end freedom of movement in the event of a #nodealBrexit would dwarf the #Windrush scandal. Unite condemned the government’s dangerous handling of the #Brexit process and urged EU members to call the union’s dedicated Brexit helpline if they have concerns about their immigration status.
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On STRIKE: Unite Bromley library workers on strike since the 5 June protesting outside Crystal Palace sports centre today. Speaking at this the first of five protests planned this month, Kath Smith Bromley Unite and striking Library worker “GLL can not run from this strike and they can not hide. We will take our campaign to every GLL venue and make sure that everybody knows what this company are doing to our libraries” Post a message of solidarity in the comments below!
Unite exposes: In today's Guardian Unite has lifted the lid on the terrible mental health crisis at Hinkley Point construction site. Unite's assistant general secretary Gail Cartmail is quoted: “The loss of life and the number of attempted suicides is highly disturbing. Every one of these deaths and attempted suicides is a terrible tragedy. "Unite had been involved in a wide range of initiatives to tackle mental health issues. “Unite has eight mental health first aiders who are clearly visible in the workplace and who have monthly meetings with EDF to discuss new initiatives." https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/13/revealed-suicide-alarm-hinkley-point-c-construction-site Unite is calling for a 21st century construction accord on #mentalhealth Please share this story to raise awareness of his important issue.
#HeathrowAirport Ltd was today warned against opting to pay millions of pounds in compensation to airlines for cancelled flights and causing passenger misery, rather than going the extra mile to give hardworking staff a fair pay rise.