Howard Beckett

Howard Beckett

Trade unions back overhaul of Westminster voting system

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Trade union leaders are adding their voice to calls for Westminster to adopt proportional voting system, rather than ‘first past the post’. Trade unionists have backed calls for ...
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Unite wins “landmark legal case” on work disability discrimination

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Case centred on a cafe worker who was fired from her job for taking too much sick leave after a “pre-cancer” diagnosis. A cafe worker suffering from cancer ...
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Unite launches new legal action over the blacklisting of builders

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Union’s case follows a £10m payout last year and names four men who chaired an organisation that monitored construction workers. Unite the Union is seeking compensation for over ...
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Howard Beckett tells Labour council candidates they won’t get Unite backing if they ‘act like a Tory’

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Britain’s largest trade union, Unite, issues warning to Labour candidates who fail to “act as socialists”. Howard Beckett, the assistant general secretary of Unite, has told Labour council ...
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Landmark legal case over workers rights in South Yorkshire begins

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Landmark legal case involves workers at an electrical firm who were ‘unlawfully’ induced to sign a new contract without consulting their union. The case goes back to a ...
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Unite joins MPs’ call to strip McAlpine of Big Ben contract

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Unite the Union has backed calls from a group of MPs to strip the contract for restoration work on Big Ben from Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, and award ...
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