Howard Beckett

Howard Beckett

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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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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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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“See you in Court” – Unite’s Howard Beckett’s message to Police Scotland after Saica Pack picket is broken up

Saica Pack Edinburgh strike
Unite
Unite members at two Saica Pack sites begun industrial action this week over a dispute about changes to their terms and conditions. Unite’s Howard Beckett has told Police ...
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Unions respond to impact report on “sub-standard” Test and Trace programme

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UNISON Unite
Unite and UNISON have today criticised the government’s spending on the NHS Test and Trace programme, which was found to have had “no clear impact”. MPs today warned ...
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“Missed opportunity” – Unions respond to Rishi Sunak’s Budget

Rishi Sunak
NEU UNISON Unite USDAW
Trade unions have responded to today’s Budget statement by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, with some calling it a “failure”, “short-sighted” and a “missed opportunity”. Chancellor Rishi ...
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Unite’s Howard Beckett slams Labour’s handling of Liverpool mayoral election: “Whatever message Labour is trying to send to the people of Liverpool, they can expect to get one back.”

Liverpool dock area
Unite
The Labour party announced this week that it was restarting the process of selecting a mayoral candidate and that the three-women shortlist had been scrapped, but gave no ...
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Trade unions urge government to reject “no jab, no job” proposals from employers

COVID-19 vaccine
TUC UNISON Unite
Unite, Unison and TUC among unions urging the government to speak out against proposed “no jab, no job” employment contracts. Trade unions have responded to various reports of ...
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British Airways cargo workers vote for strike action in Unite ‘fire and rehire’ dispute

British Airways planes
Unite
Cargo workers at British Airways have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in the ongoing dispute over the airline’s plans change the employment terms of conditions of ...
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British Airways cargo workers ballot for strike action amid ‘fire and rehire’ dispute

British Airways planes
Unite
Unite, the UK’s principal aviation union, is preparing to ballot members for industrial action due to the airline’s plans to ‘fire and rehire’ staff on reduced pay and ...
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