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  • Unions see red at news of Blue Riband job cuts

    UP TO 300 jobs are set to go at confectionary giant Nestle after it announced plans to move production of its Blue Riband chocolate biscuit to Poland, trade unions warned yesterday.

    The company is proposing voluntary redundancies at four of its sites in Britain, which could see 143 job...

    Wednesday 26th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Nowhere to hide for May

    WHEN Theresa May says that the general election result is “not certain” despite opinion polls giving the Tories a huge lead, for once her words can be taken at face value.

    She would prefer it were otherwise, but she knows that she called the election on opportunist grounds,...

    Saturday 22nd Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • McCluskey wins Unite leadership re-election

    LEN McCLUSKEY has been re-elected Unite general secretary, the union announced yesterday.

    Mr McCluskey secured 59,067 votes to right-winger Gerard Coyne’s 53,544 with far-left Ian Allinson securing 17,143 on a turnout of 12.2 per cent, Unite confirmed.

    Acting general...

    Saturday 22nd Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • IT workers call on ambassador to help stop strikes

    UNITE has asked Japan’s ambassador to intervene in its long-running dispute with IT giant Fujitsu, the union revealed yesterday.

    Union officials will hand a letter to ambassador Koji Tsuruoka today criticising bosses’ “shameful” behaviour over job losses at the...

    Friday 21st Apr 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Leadership challenger suspended from union

    UNITE leadership challenger Gerard Coyne has been suspended from the union, his spokesman said yesterday.

    The West Midlands regional secretary, who is challenging Len McCluskey, is allegedly under investigation for “certain issues that have arisen,” according to an email...

    Friday 21st Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • BMW walkout ‘should be a wake-up call to bad bosses’

    STRIKE ACTION at car manufacturer BMW should act as a “wake-up call” to bosses in a row over pensions, Unite warned yesterday.

    The 24-hour walkout stopped production of the Mini at Oxford’s Cowley plant.

    Engine production at Hams Hall in the West Midlands and...

    Thursday 20th Apr 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Union leaders put their faith in a Labour victory

    Unite: Labour under Jeremy Corbyn presents a real positive change for Britain

    Wednesday 19th Apr 2017

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Unite ask for assurances after Weetabix sell-off

    WEETABIX has been bought out of Chinese ownership in a £1.4 billion swoop by US consumer giant Post Holdings, it was announced yesterday.

    The Unite union is seeking urgent assurances from the new owners over job security.

    The sale by Chinese company Bright Food Group...

    Wednesday 19th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Royal Mail to shut down pensions

    by Alan Jones

    STRIKE ACTION could hit Royal Mail after the company announced plans yesterday to close its defined benefit pension scheme next year.

    Posties’ union CWU warned that any attempt by the privatised postal services provider to impose change without...

    Friday 14th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Equal pay is a no-brainer

    CONSTRUCTION workers demonstrating against the exploitation of their foreign comrades and undercutting of local pay and conditions deserve our support.

    The principle Unite and GMB members are fighting for — equal pay for equal work in the same place — is a no-brainer in...

    Thursday 13th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial