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Trade union giant Unite backs Tony Lloyd as Labour Greater Manchester mayoral candidate

Manchester Evening News - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Britain's biggest trade union, Unite, has officially backed Tony Lloyd to become Labour's mayoral candidate in next year's race.

Unite strike action ballot opens at Nottingham Pizza Factory - ‎2 hours ago‎
Unite, the union, is balloting 440 members at the Nottingham site, over the possible action. It has accused the company of trying to get staff to sign away their terms and conditions in exchange for a non-negotiated pay deal.

Two Belfast leisure centres close as Unite workers strike over pensions

the Irish News - ‎May 24, 2016‎
STRIKING leisure centre workers have been accused of being led into a "very selfish act" by their trade union, after two facilities closed and a third had opening delayed until lunchtime.

Unions angry over 'derisory' pay offer from the States

Jersey Evening Post - ‎May 24, 2016‎
RELATIONS between the States and unions representing public-sector workers are nearing breaking point as rows about job losses, pay rises and sickness policies threaten to boil over, a union spokesman has warned.
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UK university lecturers strike over pay

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
The union is also concerned about the increasingly insecure nature of employment in universities, with 75,000 staff on casualised contracts, and the continuing gender inequality in pay, with a male member of staff earning on average 12.6% more than a ...
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Dan Jarvis: As a former soldier I back the EU as a project for peace

LabourList - ‎1 hour ago‎
This is a speech entitled The patriotic choice for a more secure Britain delivered by Dan Jarvis at the Royal British Legion in Mitcham, south London, today.

Unite denies dragging Hertel workers into Teesside refinery "pay war"

The Northern Echo (registration) - ‎7 hours ago‎
A UNION has denied “dragging workers into a war” over a pay dispute company bosses say is jeopardising jobs. Unite has rejected claims it has behaved ignorantly in its quest to secure better wages for Hertel UK staff, saying it is acting on members' ...
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Jobs at risk as bus firm reveals plans to scrap services

STV News - ‎May 24, 2016‎
A spokesman for Unite the union said the move would leave a "gaping hole" in the East Lothian public transport infrastructure, affecting the workforce and the communities they serve.

Cammell Laird staff vote against industrial action

Wirral Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
Discussions had been on-going for a number of weeks as Union leaders from Unite and GMB battled to reduce the number of jobs being cut.
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David Cameron promises Tory unity as pro-Brexit MPs consider coup

The Guardian - ‎19 hours ago‎
A number of the most passionately anti-EU Tories are privately pushing the idea of getting rid of the prime minister after the referendum, arguing that he cannot be forgiven for the tone of his campaign and must be replaced with a pro-Brexit leader to ...
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Sen. Warren Seen as Key Figure in Uniting Dems

RealClearPolitics - ‎1 hour ago‎
As the Democratic primary heads toward a predictable but potentially acrimonious conclusion, questions abound about how the party can unite and invigorate itself. One solution often mentioned by party operatives hoping to quickly heal: Elizabeth Warren ...

Pipers to play on Union Chain Bridge

Berwick Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bringing live music to people through an exciting range of events around the theme of collaboration, it aims to unite communities across different generations.
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Bus passengers face travel misery as hundreds of First drivers go on strike

Manchester Evening News - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Commuters are warned to expect 'massive disruption' on the bus network Tuesday as drivers prepare to strike. Unite the Union confirmed last night that the mass walk-out of up to 700 First Manchester drivers will go ahead. The one-day strike will affect ...
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Peace with Palestinians not in Netanyahu's plan

Al-Monitor - ‎16 hours ago‎
For now it would be best to let the United States along with the other members of the Middle East Quartet - the European Union, United Nations and Russia - try their hand at shaking the Israeli public out of its lethargy. All forces of Israeli ...

Ballot over Magna Park Argos lorry driver row

Hinckley Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Union Unite is balloting its 420 members at the Lutterworth warehouse over the proposals, which they said could have “detrimental effects on pay, employment conditions and job security”.
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Union blockades disrupt French fuel supply

Financial Times - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Politically, the opposition from traditional supporters of the Socialist party highlights Mr Hollande's uphill task as he seeks to unite the left ahead of next year's presidential elections. Most surveys suggest the least popular president in France's ...
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Unite-d behind Tony: UK's biggest union backs police commissioner Lloyd in mayoral race

Mancunian Matters - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Unite regional secretary, Mick Whitley said: “We believe Tony is the best candidate who has the strength, experience and determination to stand up to Cameron and Osborne against their savage cuts to health and public services in Greater Manchester and ...

Unite-d behind Tony: UK's biggest union backs police boss Lloyd in mayoral race

Mancunian Matters - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Unite regional secretary, Mick Whitley said: “We believe Tony is the best candidate who has the strength, experience and determination to stand up to Cameron and Osborne against their savage cuts to health and public services in Greater Manchester and ...

Cammell Laird workers reject industrial action over job losses

Liverpool Echo - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Workers at Birkenhead shipyard Cammell Laird have decided not to take industrial action over the loss of 68 jobs. A ballot of Unite the Union and GMB members was called last week after management announced the job cuts, blaming a fall-off in work.

Commuters face rush-hour disruption due to bus drivers' strike - live updates

Manchester Evening News - ‎21 hours ago‎
The Union Unite says drivers are in dispute over changes to conditions and bargaining procedures. First Manchester has denied making changes - and say they are still seeking clarification of the specific issues in dispute.