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OCTOBER 22, 2019

'Taking back control' - Unite members successfully confront Brexit challenges in the workplace

IN: Fighting Back, Labour Movement, Sector News

Major new research shows that Unite members are working together to successfully confront the challenges Brexit is presenting in workplaces up and down the country. Despite widespread political and public division over the UK’s relationship with the EU, the academic research found Unite ... Read more

OCTOBER 10, 2019

National Citizen Service accused of "mismanagement and failure of leadership"

IN: Labour Movement, Sector News, Young People, Youth Workers

The National Citizen Service Trust is being sued by its largest provider, The Challenge, for at least £20m with claims it has breached contracts in seven regions. The Challenge, which in August lost a contract believed to be worth more than £60m a ... Read more

OCTOBER 08, 2019

Only Young Once - Labour commits to rebuilding a universal youth service

IN: #PoliticalVision, Campaigning, Children, Labour Movement, Unite, Young People, Youth Workers

Labour has unveiled its vision for a universal youth service today, as fresh research reveals that youth services have been decimated by £1bn worth of cuts. ‘Only Young Once’ sets out Labour’s plan to rebuild youth services across the country as ... Read more

SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

Bombshell report launched today laying bare the misery of Universal Credit

IN: Campaigning, Care and Support, Economics, Equalities, Labour Movement, Legal Aid and Advice

A ‘bombshell’ report and survey of nearly 1,200 Universal Credit claimants by the community section of Unite lays bare the misery of the scheme’s failed introduction with evidence of people becoming suicidal, going without food, being forced into debt and unable to ... Read more

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

Unite at the TUC - Lessons from Grenfell going unheeded

IN: Health and Safety, Housing, Labour Movement, Sector News

Unite delegate and brother of a fire fighter James Mitchell spoke in support of the FBU motion to TUC , Grenfell Tower - Never Again highlighting the union’s calls for an immediate ban on the use of combustible materials on high rise blocks.   In a poignant ... Read more

SEPTEMBER 09, 2019

Rooting Out Hate - Unite signs the Conscious Advertising Network manifesto

IN: Labour Movement, Unite

Unite became the first major union to commit to stop funding hate speech and divisive narratives through advertising spend, signing the Conscious Advertising Network (CAN) manifesto on Monday, September 9. Unite launched its campaign at the TUC conference in Brighton, at the ... Read more

AUGUST 13, 2019

Wage growth stuck in the slow lane

IN: Campaigning, Economics, Equalities, Labour Movement

British workers are set for more wage pain as figures published yesterday by the Office for National Statistics showed earnings growth slowed in the three months to April, reporting that average total wages grew by only 2.5 per cent year-on-year ... Read more

APRIL 12, 2019

A strong case for votes at 16

IN: Labour Movement, Sector News, Young People, Youth Workers, politics

Over 1.5 million young people aged 16 and 17 years are currently denied the vote in the UK. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Votes at 16, founded in April 2018 following years of lobbying for a lower voting age ... Read more

APRIL 04, 2019

There really is No Time to Waste as APPG on Youth Affairs publishes report

IN: Labour Movement, Sector News, Young People, Youth Workers

Today saw the official release of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Youth Affairs  report from its Inquiry into Youth Work. The APPG, a cross-party group chaired by Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP, was established in 1998 to raise the profile of issues ... Read more

MARCH 08, 2019

Women relying on council services face a triple whammy from central Government cuts to local government funding

IN: Equalities, Fighting Back, Labour Movement, Sector News, politics

A new report entitled ‘Triple Whammy’ has been published by the Women's Budget Group, setting out clear findings that show how women are the hardest hit by government cuts made in the name of austerity. Cuts to central government funding to local authorities have and are affecting ... Read more

MARCH 01, 2019

London United campaign launched

IN: Campaigning, Equalities, Labour Movement

A campaign to tackle the alarming surge in far right extremism in the UK and across Europe will be launched by trade unions and party members at the London Labour regional conference this weekend (2-3 March 2019). The London region of ... Read more

NOVEMBER 27, 2018

Unite community national day of action on Universal Credit

IN: Campaigning, Cuts, Equalities, Labour Movement, Legal Aid and Advice, Sector News

This Christmas will be cancelled for thousands of families claiming the new benefit Universal Credit. Despite knowing Universal Credit causes serious problems for claimants, Theresa May's Tory government is pressing ahead and rolling it out to thousands of people who ... Read more

NOVEMBER 12, 2018

Labour consultation on Building a Statutory Youth Service

IN: Campaigning, Labour Movement, Sector News, Youth Workers

As the leading trade union for community, youth and playworkers, with thousands of members across the United Kingdom, and a specialist section for Community, Youth and Playworkers (CYPW), we work tirelessly to campaign for an end to the destruction of community, youth ... Read more

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

'Telling it like it is'

IN: Campaigning, Faith Workers, Fighting Back, Labour Movement

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby became only the third serving archbishop to address the TUC this year at its 150th anniversary on Wednesday (September 13). In Welby’s stirring speech, he launched a withering attack on big corporations such as Amazon and on ... Read more

JULY 18, 2018

Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival

IN: Campaigning, Labour Movement

Friday 20 July 2018 - Sunday 22 July 2018 at 08:00-20:00 In the 1830s life in villages like Tolpuddle was hard and getting worse. Farm workers could not bear more cuts to their pay and some fought back by smashing the ... Read more

MARCH 08, 2018

Women in the Workplace: Thoughts for International Women’s Day

IN: Equalities, Labour Movement, Pay, Sector News

The TUC Women’s Conference, the democratic voice of women at work, is convening this International Women’s Day at Congress House to discuss the issues of low pay, pay restraint and the yawning gender pay gap. How can we best support ... Read more

FEBRUARY 14, 2018

Love your union!

IN: Campaigning, Labour Movement, Sector News

#HeartUnions week is back and union members from across the UK are taking part in the TUC's third annual heart unions week from the 12 to 18 February, celebrating all that is great about trade unions.   ❤Unions Week gives us all ... Read more

FEBRUARY 01, 2018

Get ready for ♥UNIONS 2018

IN: Campaigning, Equalities, Labour Movement, Resources, Sector News

HeartUnions week 2018 will be taking place from 12 to 18 February. It's a week of activity throughout England and Wales that highlights the good work that unions do everyday to offer everyone a voice at work. This year the campaign will ... Read more

AUGUST 04, 2017

Just give us a fair days pay!

IN: Campaigning, Labour Movement

The first strike by Bank of England workers in more than 50 years went ahead this week after last-ditch talks broke down. Unite members at the Bank of England began a three day strike. All they are asking for is fair ... Read more

AUGUST 04, 2017

Help us celebrate [email protected]

IN: Campaigning, Health and Safety, Labour Movement, Sector News

It is 40 years since the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 created the role of trade union safety representatives to improve health and safety in the workplace and what a difference this has made to workplaces up and ... Read more

MAY 03, 2017

A vote is more than a cross on a piece of paper

IN: Labour Movement, Sector News

There are lots of elections being held tomorrow across 27 English County Councils, 7 other English authorities, in all Welsh and Scottish Councils as well as elections for Mayors of 6 Combined Authorities. Some people don't think they need to ... Read more

MARCH 02, 2017

Final Call! Let’s show how much we love our NHS

IN: Campaigning, Cuts, Fighting Back, Labour Movement, Sector News

Let’s show we value and cherish our NHS and reject attack on the quality of our health services! Join us on Saturday March 4th in London. I am stilling reeling from result of the Copeland by election last week in Cumbria.  ... Read more

NOVEMBER 22, 2016

Unite Community in ‘We are all Daniel Blake’ protest against benefit sanctions and cuts

IN: #Workfare, Campaigning, Cuts, Disability, Economics, Equalities, Fighting Back, Labour Movement, Legal Aid and Advice

Members of Unite Community's West London branch will stage a ‘We are all Daniel Blake' protest outside four west London job centres on Wednesday 23 November from 11:00, as part of a day of action against benefit sanctions and welfare ... Read more

NOVEMBER 02, 2016

National demonstration in support of our libraries, museums and galleries

IN: Campaigning, Cuts, Fighting Back, Labour Movement

Union members from Unite, Unison and PCS will join librarians and campaigners in a joint march on Saturday 5th November against cuts to libraries, museums and galleries. The London march sees campaigners assemble at 12 noon outside the British Library, Euston ... Read more

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

The greatest wealth is health

IN: Care and Support, Disability, Economics, Equalities, Labour Movement

Danby Health Shop is what a social enterprise is all about, with plans to employ and support members of the community with learning difficulties, and with a concern for the environment existing at the heart of the company's outlook. It has ... Read more

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