Howard Beckett

Howard Beckett

Unions reveal details of British Airways furlough deal

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GMB Unite
Trade unions Unite and GMB have released details of the deal struck with British Airways to protect workers during the coronavirus crisis. British Airways has agreed that there ...
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Unite’s Howard Beckett tells aviation worker’s “we won’t fail you” in industry negotiations

Howard Beckett
Unite
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

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Unite USDAW
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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Len McCluskey rumoured to be stepping down from Unite, with Howard Beckett in the frame to replace him

Len McCluskey
Unite
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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Trade unions back overhaul of Westminster voting system

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Unite
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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Unite wins “landmark legal case” on work disability discrimination

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Unite
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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Unite launches new legal action over the blacklisting of builders

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Unite
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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Howard Beckett tells Labour council candidates they won’t get Unite backing if they ‘act like a Tory’

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Unite
Britain’s largest trade union, Unite, issues warning to Labour candidates who fail to “act as socialists”. Howard Beckett, the assistant general secretary of Unite, has told Labour council ...
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Landmark legal case over workers rights in South Yorkshire begins

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Unite
Landmark legal case involves workers at an electrical firm who were ‘unlawfully’ induced to sign a new contract without consulting their union. The case goes back to a ...
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Unite joins MPs’ call to strip McAlpine of Big Ben contract

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Unite
Unite the Union has backed calls from a group of MPs to strip the contract for restoration work on Big Ben from Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, and award ...
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