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Unite’s Howard Beckett tells aviation worker’s “we won’t fail you” in industry negotiations

Unite assistant general secretary Howard Beckett has told members working in the aviation industry that the union will “stand by them” in negotiations over redundancy pay. In a ...
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Unions react to Government’s plans to pay workers’ wages

Unite’s Howard Beckett lead the reactions of trade unions to the Chancellor’s announcement that the government will pay 80% of workers’ wages in the fight against the coronavirus ...
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Unite warns government not to compromise safety of lorry drivers over coronavirus

Unite has warned that lorry drivers’ safety must not be put in jeopardy by the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. The union’s warning came after reports from ...
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Len McCluskey rumoured to be stepping down from Unite, with Howard Beckett in the frame to replace him

Britain’s second-largest union, Unite, have been forced to deny rumours that Len McCluskey is set to step down as General Secretary. Speculation has risen in recent days that ...
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Unite is preparing a landmark “toxic cabin air” legal case

The Unite union is currently pursuing 200 cases of its members who claim to have suffered ill health after exposure to toxic cabin air. Unite, which represents cabin ...
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Trade unions back overhaul of Westminster voting system

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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UNISON accepts 2% pay rise for local government workers

Public service union UNISON have accepted a new two-year pay deal for local government staff. The new pay deal will affect more than one million local government workers ...
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Unions accused of double standards after gender pay gap analysis

Despite campaigning for equal pay for years, some unions have the worst pay gaps in the UK with women paid a median hourly rate up to 42.7% less ...
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Unite’s Jennie Formby looks set to be Labour’s new general secretary after support from GMB

Unite organiser Jennie Formby, whose candidacy is supported by Jeremy Corbyn’s office, looks set for a ‘coronation’ after receiving backing from GMB union to be new Labour general ...
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Unite wins “landmark legal case” on work disability discrimination

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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