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    Slough facing summer stench as bin workers ballot for strike action
    April 25, 2018 - Wednesday

    Unite, the UK’s largest union, is preparing to ballot its refuse collection workers in Slough for strike action after a senior steward was suspended and faces dismissal on ‘trumped up charges’ in a row over lunch breaks. The Unite senior steward Peter Nolan at Slough council has been suspended from work on charges of undermining …

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    Escalation in Dacorum dustbin redundancy pay dispute on cards
    April 16, 2018 - Monday

    The redundancy payments’ dispute at Dacorum borough council in Hertfordshire, which has seen delays in the collection of dustbins, is set to escalate with more industrial action. Unite, the country’s largest union, said that the council had deliberately ratcheted up the dispute when it made nine compulsory redundancies in the team that looks after cleaning-up …

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    Thurrock bin strikes off but tensions remain, warns Unite
    April 16, 2018 - Monday

    Unite members working in Thurrock council’s waste collection service have agreed to end the current threat of strike action; but tensions remain in the service and the threat of strikes could be revisited if the council reneges on its promises, Unite warned today (Monday 16 April). Following the decision to suspend the initial strike action …

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    Unite backs walkout at SpyCops inquiry
    March 23, 2018 - Friday

    Unite, the UK’s largest union, has backed today’s (Wednesday 21 March) walkout of participants at the Mittings public inquiry into undercover policing. The walkout is a reaction to the refusal of Sir John Mittings, the judge leading the inquiry, to reveal the identities of the majority of police officers who were involved in undercover policing …

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    Unite statement on three year NHS pay deal
    March 23, 2018 - Friday

    Unite national officer for health Sarah Carpenter said: “At long last, after eight years of pay austerity, there has been a significant recognition that this harsh pay regime imposed on hard working and dedicated NHS staff can no longer be sustained. “Unite welcomes many aspects of this deal, on which we will be consulting our …

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