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Technicians Forum.

Loughborough May 2024 UNITE is THE union for technicians, we are the first union to join the Technicians Commitment. As a new supporter, Unite will publish an action plan aligned to increasing the visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability of technicians across all disciplines in the UK and beyond. https://www.techniciancommitment.org.uk/unite-becomes-latest-supporter-of-the-technician-commitment. As a UNITE member and […]

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Cheltenham March 2024

Fight For The Right To Strike! Cheltenham March 2024, Cambridge University UNITE branch, joined thousands of other trade unionists from across the country to defend the right to strike, more info here, Inspired by this we are ready for our strike action on the 321st Jan and the 1st and 2nd of Feb. With a […]

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Cheltenham or Bust!

WE NEED YOU! The government is planning to drastically cut the ability of unions to take industrial action. One of the sectors targeted is Higher Education, make no mistake this is a direct attack on you, our members. So please come with us and the other unions to Cheltenham, to protect your rights. Don’t leave […]

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Murphy 4, UNITE WIN! Victory For Workers!

Long-running dispute ends in vindication for dismissed Murphy workers. Long Running. Following a long-running driven battle to defend our members and rep, using Unite Leverage, Unite is delighted to announce a win for the Murphy 4. More Here. Settled. Unite can confirm that the dispute, following the dismissal of four Unite members by MIL (an […]

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Reinstate the Murphy 4

Union Busting Is Disgusting! Members of our branch and other branches, along with former mayor Robert Dryden demonstrated outside Mott McDonald, A( A firm that does business with Murphy) in protest at the sacking of the Murphy 4. Why Bother? Members being sacked for union activities, is an attack on all our members. If company […]

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National pay negotiations 2023-2024:  Countdown to autumn strikes!

Continuing Protest. Over August and September Unite HE branches up and down the country are holding local industrial action ballots in a continuing protest against the very low pay rise imposed by HE employers.  At the time of writing, there are at least five branches in our region balloting including our largest – Cambridge. If […]

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Pay Update,March 2023

National pay negotiations, 2023-2024: an update. ACAS As you may be aware all the education unions in these negotiations declared a dispute with UCEA, the employers’ association, over the proposed pay increase for 2023-24. In February negotiations began under the auspices of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) with the unions, in good faith, […]

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Unite vows to defend workers from Tory attack on the right to strike.

Unite vows to defend workers from Tory attack on the right to strike A “predictable” attack from a Government that wants the country to take a pay cut Commenting on the transport secretary’s plans to introduce the Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “This is just another predictable attack on trade unions from […]

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PAY, Have Your Say!

GET READY! TO HAVE YOUR SAY! ON HIGHER EDUCATION PAY! 3% is not good enough! With real inflation (RPI) running at 11.8%, it’s a massive national pay cut. Your Unite branch is holding a consultative ballot to find out whether you’d be prepared to take industrial action. Check your email and vote YES! Don’t lose […]

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Shapps pledges to drive workers back to the workhouse

In the latest Tory anti-union attacks transport minister Shapps pledges to drive workers back to the workhouse. Today (Wednesday 27 July) in a lengthy interview with the Daily Telegraph – where most proposed government legislation seems to be announced these days – transport minister Grant Shapps announced the latest plans in the government’s campaign to outlaw unions. […]