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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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USDAW to “look closely” at new Sainsbury’s deal to increase staff wages as paid breaks and bonuses are axed

Shop workers union USDAW has welcomed the decision from Sainsbury’s to increase pay to £9.20 per hour for retail staff – making it the first UK supermarket to ...
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Unite’s Howard Beckett hails “groundbreaking victory” against “bogus self-employment”

Unite assistant general secretary Howard Beckett was speaking following an Employment Appeal Tribunal in Reading. A recent ruling in the case of a worker for an NHS ‘umbrella company’ ...
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Unite reveals “wheeler dealers” to pocket huge £140m “jackpot payday” in GKN takeover

Britian’s largest union says bankers, financiers, lawyers and public relations executives stand to make millions in “debt fuelled” bid for the aerospace and automotive engineering firm GKN. Unite the ...
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GMB and Unite hail ITC ruling on Bombardier tariffs as “good news” and “sweet relief” for Northen Ireland economy

Legal defeat for Trump administration and Boeing on import tariffs could save thousands of jobs at Bombardier’s Belfast operation. Thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland could have been ...
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Unite members to hold joint demonstration in Manchester tomorrow (Friday 26 January)

Workers from Manchester Mears, Fujitsu and First Manchester will hold a joint demonstration in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre to raise awareness of their current industrial actions ...
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Carillion: Trade unions call for a “national task force” to protect UK firms

The collapse of Carillion is dominating the news and political agenda this week, and today UK trade unions have urged the government to take action to protect Carillion ...
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Unite warn Peugeot that closure of Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port will affect their UK sales

Unite’s leader Len McCluskey says that Unite “will not allow” Peugoet owners PSA Group “to continue to enjoy their healthy share of the UK market”. Len McCluskey, the ...
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Unite describes decision to close Britvic site in Norwich as ‘a hammer blow’ to workers

Britvic announced late on Friday 15 December that the site in Norwich is to close – putting hundreds of jobs at risk. Hundreds of food processing jobs were ...
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Unite launches new legal action over the blacklisting of builders

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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