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Campaigners and staff wish the NHS Happy birthday

25 Jul 2017, By

On 5th July 2017 the NHS was 69. The TUC, health unions and Health Campaign Together activists joined forces outside hospitals around the country to raise awareness about the impact of the squeeze on funding and pay is having on the NHS. The NHS is facing a funding crisis – and it’s not new. And…

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I’m being exploited in the gaming industry

26 Jun 2017, By Guest

My company is exploiting contracted workers and I am one of them. I’m a self-employed Digital marketer for a multinational corporation in the gaming industry. I’ve worked here for two years and I’ve become increasingly frustrated and angry with my employment as I strongly believe that they are exploiting contracted workers. I work in a…

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Protecting the car industry after Brexit: a frictionless supply chain

25 Mar 2017, By

Today, Unite is holding a major conference in Birmingham called Securing the future of the UK auto sector. It will bring together workers, employers and experts from the British car manufacturing industry to look at the prospects for this key industry after Brexit. The Prime Minister’s intention to trigger Article 50 and start the negotiations…

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Unions unite across borders against Murdoch media merger

20 Mar 2017, By

Last week the British and European trade union movement united to call on the European Commission to block the proposed 21st Century Fox bid for Sky. A similar process is underway in the UK, but this is bigger than Britain, and demonstrates the need for transnational regulation of transnational companies. The TUC and European Trade…

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Unite urges members to sound the alarm if jobs threatened by #Brexit

08 Mar 2017, By Guest

Unite has launched a new website to make sure its members are kept informed about what’s happening about Brexit, an online resource dedicated to bringing the news, views, facts and analysis on the negotiations for the UK to leave the European Union. And last week, the union called on members to ‘sound the alarm’ if Brexit…

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Chris and zero hours contracts – #heartunions

09 Feb 2017, By

8th – 14th February 2017 is #heartunions week, celebrating the great work unions do, and paying tribute to the reps who are an important part of that. The Unsung Heroes series is running all week, sharing stories from reps and members about how being part of their union has impacted their lives. Chris is 24 and…

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No Mr Grayling, the #SouthernStrike is very much about safety

15 Dec 2016, By

Chris Grayling and Southern Rail are trying to convince us that the Southern strike is not about safety. They insist that extending driver only trains, which is at the heart of the dispute between Southern Rail, RMT and ASLEF, is safe. Grayling and Southern Rail talk in certainties, which are totally misleading. According to Grayling:…

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