Tag: Unite the Union

Solidarity turns out for Manchester bus drivers at rainy 4am picket lines

A long running strike for fair pay has gained support from local trade unionists and residents.
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Diversify or Die: a new pamphlet from rs21

UK manufacturing workers must reject a continued dependency on defence contracts in favour of a re-dedication of industry to environmentally and socially beneficial production.

Growing the grassroots in Unite

In April 2017, Ian Allinson stood in the Unite General Secretary election as a grassroots candidate. Recently, warnings have been raised about the long-term decline in trade union membership. At the same time, trade unions...

Manchester housing workers to reballot after three months of strikes

On the last day of three months' of strike action, culminating in a four-week continuous strike, Unite activist Ian Allinson interviewed Unite UCATT steward Bill Nugent about the dispute at Mears / Manchester Working...

Barts cleaners strike against SERCO for a fair pay rise

Rachel Eborall, a Mental Health worker at Mile End Hospital, and ex SERCO employee, writes in solidarity with the striking cleaning workers at Barts NHS trust. In April 2017 SERCO, one of the largest multinationals,...

Bank of England strike – “People have had enough of this public sector pay...

Steve Eason reports as striking Bank of England workers were joined by staff from BA and Bart's hospital on their third day of action. This week bank maintenance, parlours, and security workers who are members...

Manchester housing maintenance workers strike

Report from the ongoing Manchester strike for pay parity and against housing maintenance on the cheap

#GE2017: Can Labour deliver security at work?

Unite activist and former General Secretary candidate Ian Allinson examines Labour's third pledge of 'Security At Work'.

Unite after the General Secretary election

Unite member Kate Bradley reflects on her experiences campaigning for grassroots socialist Ian Allinson in this year's Unite General Secretary election.

Grangemouth: chronicle of a defeat foretold

The union machine has once more been reduced to crying foul and continues to pursue a fatally discredited partnership model of industrial peace and 'responsible' trade unionism.