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25 June 2014
Around 700 delegates and 100 youth observers will attend Unite's policy conference that begins on 30 June and will set the union's agenda for the next two years
9 April 2014
A Labour defeat, said Unite general secretary Len McCluskey, was likely if it went into the 2015 general election promising "a pale shade of austerity"
5 March 2014
After a conference that lasted just two hours... it was gone! By adopting the Collins Review, Labour effectively ended any lingering pretence of an organised trade union presence in the party that the unions created over a century ago.
12 February 2014
Open letter to the Unite Executive Council from the Socialist Party: The Unite Executive is preparing to discuss the Collins Review proposals to ‘reform’ the link between the unions and Labour. Reportedly three out of the four Unite delegates at Labour’s NEC voted to endorse the Review
5 February 2014
Is this the end for the unions and Labour? In response to the Collins Review proposals to 'reform' the link between the unions and Labour, Mirror columnist Kevin Maguire declared: "It is time for the trade unions to march proudly out of Labour's front door instead of being slowly bundled out of the back"
5 November 2013
Sections of the capitalist media and the Tory Party leadership have gone into overdrive in their denunciation of the trade union Unite and its former convener at Grangemouth, Stephen Deans
11 September 2013
In a speech at the 2013 congress of the TUC, PCS president Janice Godrich set out the reality of Austerity Britain: 13 million people live in poverty, up by a million since the Coalition came to power; 1.8 million families are on housing waiting lists; half a million people are now reliant on food banks
31 July 2013
Following the scandalous referral from the Labour Party, the police will not be investigating any allegations surrounding the recruitment of Labour Party members in the Falkirk constituency or the selection process for a Labour candidate
31 July 2013
Ed Miliband's decision to rush through the end of trade union bloc affiliation to the Labour Party at a special conference next spring has all the symbolism of Tony Blair's 'Clause Four moment' in 1995
17 July 2013
"If others want to stick around and be insulted by those whose only interest is our money and not our ideas then that's a matter for them", said Bob Crow, making it clear that the Labour leadership's attack on the unions, Unite in particular, should be a defining moment for working class political representation
4 July 2013
Dave Nellist has sent the following letter to the Guardian in response to an article by Martin Kettle today
12 June 2013
New Labour has suspended its parliamentary selection process in Scottish constituency Falkirk West for the byelection to replace disgraced MP Eric Joyce, writes Kevin Parslow, Unite 1/1228 branch secretary (personal capacity).
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