Unite members will gather outside the Scottish parliament dressed in black and accompanied by a horse drawn hearse, to mourn the loss of key jobs and services in Scotlandâ€™s voluntary sector due to funding cuts.
A comprehensive proposal for a new â€˜Post Bankâ€™ to run as part of the post office network has been launched by a new coalition of trade unions, a business organisation, pensioner and pressure groups and charities.
Unite believes that the picture for charities, particularly job losses, is bleaker than the latest Charity Commission research reveals.
A delegation from the CUP's print group workforce threatened with redundancy put their case directly to the Syndicate - the CUPâ€™s governing body.
GMB consulting members in North West Ambulance Service on these proposals with results expected on Monday 23rd March
GMB Central Executive Council (CEC) concerned that tax payers will end up insuring billions lent to private equity by Bob Diamond who was paid wage of Â£21 million in 2007
MEMBERS OF Britainâ€™s biggest rail union at two major commuter train-operating companies have voted overwhelmingly for strike action to defend jobs.
NEARLY 300 members of Britainâ€™s biggest rail union working for London Overground have voted by a margin of ten to one to strike over a breakdown of industrial relations.
Crosby MP Claire Curtis-Thomas visited Crosby Fire Station (Friday 13th March) in Liverpool to see for herself the impact trade unions are having on helping firefighters improve their skills. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU), with the support of unionlearn, the TUC’s learning and skills organisation and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS)have embarked on a Learning and Skills for All Fund (LSFAF) based project ensuring staff across Merseyside access a diverse range of learning opportunities
The focus will be on the importance of apprenticeships as trade unions and unionlearn (the TUC’s learning and skills organisation) celebrate apprentices’ contribution to the Leicester economy today (Tuesday 17th March). Unionlearn director Liz Smith and LSC National Apprenticeship Service Director Carolyn Savage will speak at the event which will also hear from apprentices representing Unite the Union from Brush Electrical Machines and UCATT at Lincoln City Council. Young Apprentices from all over the region will also attend the event. It is part of the Trade Unions and Apprenticeship Project, funded by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills in order to raise awareness of apprenticeships.