Regional News


‘Poverty pay’ prompts bus strikes in East Midlands, says Unite

Unite called on the management to negotiate in a positive way as strikes are planned for 10, 17 and 24 September and into October and November, after the workers had voted by 70 per cent for strike action...

Posted: 3rd September 2018

Leicester victory over ‘tax avoiding’ NHS hived-off company

Unite national officer for health Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe said: “This is a significant victory in our campaign to stop these entities being formed which could lead to a Pandora’s Box of Carillion-type meltdowns – with the adverse knock-on effects on jobs andservices.”...

Posted: 1st August 2018

Threat to service helping Derbyshire adults with abuse trauma, warns Unite

Unite regional officer Maureen Scott-Douglas said: “Alarm bells should be ringing with the Derbyshire public that this excellent service is under threat. Unite will be spearheading a campaign to save this vital NHS service."...

Posted: 25th July 2018

York and Chesterfield protests over ‘tax avoiding’ NHS hived-off companies

Unite national officer for health Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe said: “We want the new secretary of state for health and social care Matt Hancock to enforce a moratorium on the further creation of other wholly owned subsidiary companies while this consultation is taking place."...

Posted: 24th July 2018

Unite local authority craft workers reject local government pay offer and show disgust at employers’ attitude

Thousands of Unite members employed in local government, whose pay and conditions are covered by the ‘craft red book’ agreement, and primarily undertake housing maintenance roles, have voted to reject the employers pay offer....

Posted: 2nd July 2018

GP practices face funding threat as online service ‘targets’ young people, Unite warns

Doctors in Unite (DiU) said that the online NHS GP at Hand service is signing up predominately young people – and putting the future care of vulnerable groups at risk...

Posted: 25th April 2018

Unite statement on local government pay offer

Unite national officer for local government Jim Kennedy said: “We will work closely in solidarity going forward with the other unions representing local government workers to achieve true pay justice for this dedicated workforce."...

Posted: 10th April 2018

Unite statement on three year NHS pay deal

“Unite’s national health committee has discussed the deal and agreed to put it out for the members to decide, with the recommendation to accept. Our work is now to inform and consult our membership. They will be balloted during April and May, at the same time as other NHS unions.”...

Posted: 21st March 2018

Applied psychologists to lobby parliament on 20 March to demand promised funding on mental health

A rally and photocall of Unite members, working as applied psychologists and MPs will be held at Old Palace Yard, London SW1P 3JY at 13:30. Speakers will include Unite assistant general secretary, Gail Cartmail, and shadow health minister Jonathan Ashworth....

Posted: 19th March 2018

Union powered pay deal for thousands of energy workers

6000 workers at Western Power Distribution have secured an inflation beating pay deal of an extra £1260 a year on average for a worker....

Posted: 26th February 2018

Castle Cement drivers hail pay deal victory

About 240 workers have accepted the overall package which will mean an increase of 3.7 per cent from 1 January this year; and for 2019, an increase which could range from 3.4 to 4.4 per cent...

Posted: 22nd February 2018

Castle Cement drivers set to strike over ‘unsatisfactory’ pay deal

Unite and the management are holding last-ditch talks tomorrow in a bid to reach a settlement to avert strike action on 26-27 February...

Posted: 14th February 2018

Dispute at Stamford engineering company moves closer to a final settlement

Unite, which represents more than 260 workers, said it was waiting to see how the company honoured and implemented the deal in the days and weeks ahead...

Posted: 26th January 2018

GE bosses to be probed on 1,100 proposed job losses in Midlands

Unite is greater transparency on the future of the four GE Power sites at Rugby and Stafford when the unions and management meet at the European works council in Paris tomorrow...

Posted: 15th January 2018

Workers at Stamford engineering company in ‘massive vote’ for strike action

Unite said today it would be announcing dates for strike action very soon in the dispute over proposed loss of 300 jobs...

Posted: 12th January 2018

Unilever urged to reconsider Colman’s Mustard closure by Unite

Unite national officer Rhys McCarthy said: “It is a devastating day for Norwich that the production of Colman’s Mustard will cease production in 2019, ending a tradition stretching back two centuries- we are urging Unilever to look again at its business case for closure."...

Posted: 4th January 2018

Bosses at Stamford engineering company ‘ducking and diving’ over job loss impact assessment

Unite regional officer Scott Lennon said: “We have been asking for the impact assessment to be carried out, but the management has been ‘ducking and diving’ and refusing to participate, even though the loss of up to 300 jobs will have serious economic ripple effects across Lincolnshire."...

Posted: 3rd January 2018

Taxi drivers to donate £2,750 to Nottingham hospital children’s ward tomorrow

More than 500 licensed hackney carriage drivers have come together for the first time to donate money to the hospital’s Big Appeal for highly specialised diagnostic equipment that accurately identifies illness and disease at an earlier stage...

Posted: 19th December 2017

‘Betrayed’ workers at Stamford engineering company to hold industrial action ballot

The ballot follows the announcement that the Barnack Road site in the Lincolnshire town will close in October 2018 with the threat to 300 jobs...

Posted: 15th December 2017

Sports Direct employment agencies top minimum wage name and shame list thanks to Unite

Government figures naming and shaming 260 employers who have dodged paying 16,000 workers minimum wage rates are the ‘tip of the iceberg’ and show it pays to be a member of Unite....

Posted: 8th December 2017