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Cambridge university maintenance staff being lined up for ‘misguided’ outsourcing deal, warns Unite

Wednesday 10 November 2021 Salami Slicing The University of Cambridge, one of the wealthiest and most illustrious institutions in the country, has been accused of ‘salami slicing’ over its plans to outsource up to 50 maintenance and estates’ workers to private companies. Unite the union said that if the proposal was completed by 1 April next year […]

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Outsourcing News

Barts under pressure as Serco cancels its contract with the NHS Trust on day Unite confirms strike ballot Serco has today (3 November) confirmed that its current Soft Services contract with Barts Health NHS Trust will end on 30 April 2023. Unite is demanding that there must be “no more contracts for outsourcing privateers that put profit before people”. Last July, due to Unite pressure, Serco lost […]

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Sharon Graham, UNITE’s New General Secretary.

Unite the union has today (Wednesday) announced the final results of its members’ vote for each of the three candidates which is as follows:  Sharon Graham –  46,696 votes Steve Turner – 41,833 votes Gerard Coyne – 35,334 votes. A total of 124,147 votes were cast. Sharon Graham will succeed Len McCluskey who has been general secretary of the […]

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UNITE Statement About Times Article, Jan 16, 2021.

STATEMENT “The reports in The Times are an extremely crude attempt to smear Unite and its leadership through a disgraceful attempt at guilt-by-association. “They attempt to create an impression of a connection between Unite and the criminal investigations taking place in the City of Liverpool on the basis of what even the newspaper is forced […]

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Ground-breaking deal by Unite saves Barnoldswick’s Rolls-Royce factory and 350 jobs

The Rolls-Royce factory in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, has been saved and with it 350 jobs and a community protected from ruin, thanks to a ground-breaking deal struck by Unite the union and the company’s management. The deal, which has been supported overwhelmingly by the workforce, will give the historic site a new lease of life as a core manufacturing facility and host […]

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Councils urged to take back of control of gyms and pools, as leisure centre giant ‘sheds 2,000 jobs’

(UNITE Press Release, Link) An estimated 2,000 staff on zero hours contracts have been shed during the pandemic by controversial leisure services giant Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) reinforcing the case for the gyms, swimming pools and sports halls it operates to be taken back under local authority control. The call has come from Unite, Britain […]