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Leicester city council scraps workplace parking levy after Unite campaign

Leicester city council’s plans to introduce a workplace parking levy have been dropped following a campaign by Unite, the UK’s leading union. The levy would have resulted in businesses with 10 or more employees being charged £550 a year for each parking space.  Unite argued that costs would most likely be passed onto already hard-pressed […]

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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 […]