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Unite’s Howard Beckett hits back at “morally wrong” BA after break down of redundancy talks

British Airways has attacked unions for rejecting formal redundancy consultations, leading to a war of words with Unite and GMB as strike fears grow. Relations between trade unions ...
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Unions call for further action to protect BAME communities from coronavirus

Major unions including Unite, UNISON and GMB have called on the government to take action following a Public Health England report showing people from ethnic minorities are at ...
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Unite seek assurances from Nissan regarding workers at its Sunderland plant

Unite the Union has said that Nissan’s plans to impost cost-cutting measures at its Sunderland plant must not include cutting jobs, worker’s employment terms or other benefits. Nissan ...
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Unite describes JCB decision to axe 1,500 jobs as a ‘slap in the face’

Unite the Union has slammed the decision taken by digger manufacturer JCB to axe 950 direct jobs and 500 agency workers, accusing them of “throwing workers under the ...
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Unite’s Howard Beckett slams “cynical” and “opportunistic” BA for cutting staff wages during coronavirus pandemic

Unite’s assistant general secretary has accused British Airways of “abusing” the government’s Job Retention Scheme, describing it as a “complete betrayal of workers”. Senior cabin crew workers at ...
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Unite calls on government to take action to prevent overcrowding of buses

Unite has called on the UK government to provide funding for extra bus services and to make the wearing of face masks mandatory to prevent the transmission of ...
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Education unions call on government to delay reopening schools

Eight major trade unions with members working in the education sector have published a joint statement calling on the government to “step back” from its plan for a ...
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Unite to challenge the redundancy of 500 agency workers at Airbus Broughton

Unite have revealed that Airbus are set to make up to 500 agency workers redundant, after previously furloughing 3,200 of their workers. As many as 500 agency workers ...
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Unite denounces British Airways redundancies as “unlawful and immoral”

British Airways’ parent company IAG yesterday announced plans to make up to 12,000 workers redundant due to the coronavirus crisis. Unite’s general secretary Len McCluskey has today denounced ...
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Unite hits out at “dangerous” return to construction sites and demands coronavirus testing is extended to construction workers

Unite the Union says the construction industry is putting the desire to build new homes ahead of workers’ safety amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and has demanded the government ...
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