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Unions slam ‘greedy’ Nestle after decision to close factories and cut 600 jobs

Nestle chocolate factory
GMB Unite
GMB and Unite have slammed the decision of Nestle to close two factories in England and cut 600 jobs, saying the move will “ruin hundreds of lives”. Nestle’s ...
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Unite warns of ‘pandemic of greed’ as it steps up fight against ‘fire and rehire’ tactics

Unite fire and rehire campaign
Unite
The trade union has today kicked off a national campaign to end businesses using ‘fire and rehire’ tactics. Unite today launched a huge campaign to end what it ...
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UNISON launches campaign to urge public to use local election votes to show support for public sector workers

UNISON They Deserve Better campaign
UNISON
The public sector union is reminding voters ahead of next week’s local elections that thousands of public sector staff face a government pay freeze. Trade union UNISON, which ...
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Who do you think will be the next Unite leader? – Poll

Unite the Union
Unite
The starting gun has been fired in the campaign to become the new general secretary of Unite – the largest trade union in the UK and the Labour ...
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Howard Beckett launches bid to become next Unite leader

Howard Beckett Unite leader campaign
Unite
Unite assistant general secretary for politics and legal formally launched his campaign to succeed Len McCluskey as the union’s general secretary. Howard Beckett last night launched his campaign ...
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GMB says some Hermes drivers working for free for hours a day

Delivery driver in van
GMB
Couriers for the delivery firm say they feel compelled to ‘muck in’ and help out with parcel sorting process in understaffed depots. Drivers for Hermes, one of the ...
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Unite general secretary race kicks off as Len McCluskey officially announces his retirement

Howard Beckett Unite leader campaign
Unite
Unite the Union will choose its new general secretary by the end of this summer, as Len McCluskey formally announces retirement. The Unite general secretary election is now ...
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Transport for London halt ‘remote sign on’ for bus drivers as Unite threatens strike action

London bus
Unite
Transport for London has announced it will carry out an independent review into the controversial ‘remote sign on’ requirement that means staff start work away from the depot, ...
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Kill the Bill: Legislation “simply unacceptable”, says Howard Beckett as protests continue

police at protest on horses
Unite
Unite’s Assistant General Secretary says the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is “simply unacceptable” as activists continue to protests to delay the bill passing into law. ...
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NEU survey reveals 1 in 3 teachers plan to quit within five years

Class teacher
NEU
Teachers cite workload pressures and diminishing respect for the profession as the main reasons why 35% wish to leave in the next five years. A new survey by ...
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