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5 April 2011
BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) staff at Heathrow airport walked out in a wildcat action on 18 July to prevent the company imposing an automated time management scheme (ATR)...
11 March 2009
Derek Simpson 60,048, (37.85%): In the Amicus/Unite general secretary election, incumbent Derek Simpson has been re-elected for one year. The result was a poor endorsement, as he received less than 38% of the vote on a 15% turnout, writes Kevin Parslow.
18 February 2009
The launch meeting for the new broad left organisation in Unite, 'United Left', takes place in Birmingham on 21 February, writes Kevin Parslow.
28 January 2009
Unite the union: The nomination period in the general secretary election in the Amicus section of Unite has now closed and the election has immediately descended into something of a farce, writes Mick Cotter, Amicus/Unite.
21 January 2009
The nomination period for the election of the Amicus general secretary has now closed. Incumbent Derek Simpson, forced to put himself up for election following a challenge to the trade union certification...
19 November 2008
The nomination period for the general secretary election in the Amicus section of Unite has opened. This was necessary following a challenge made by sacked and victimised Rolls-Royce convenor Jerry Hicks...
15 October 2008
Unite members will be bemused and concerned at the news that the union's joint executive committee has delayed the full merger of the Amicus and the Transport and General sections of Unite for six months, writes Kevin Parslow, 1/1228 TGWU/Unite branch secretary, personal capacity and Mick Cotter.
19 March 2008
Electricians Steve Acheson, Graham Bowker and Tony Jones were "unfairly selected for redundancy due to trade union activities" on the Manchester Royal Infirmary site, according to an industrial tribunal...
1 March 2008
In addition the right-wing trade union bureaucracy is far more removed from the membership than was the case in the 1970s...
27 February 2008
HUNDREDS OF people from south east London will march through Sidcup on Saturday 1 March to save vital services at Queen Mary's Hospital (QMH)...
19 February 2008
Birmingham council workers strike on 5 February 2008. Photo S O'Neill
10 January 2008
Construction workers from across the north-west are demonstrating at Whiston Hospital on 11 January... By Hugh Caffrey, Manchester
9 August 2007
NATIONAL BLOOD Service workers have been amazed to discover that their Chief Executive, Martin Gorham, is stepping down... By An Amicus member
21 June 2007
ON 15 June, protests took place outside blood centres, by trade unionists opposed to the proposed reorganisation...
21 June 2007
Land Rover/Jaguar: OVER 18,000 car workers directly employed in Jaguar and Land Rover are furious that their owner Ford is threatening their livelihoods by putting the businesses up for sale...
14 June 2007
Amicus conference: The first conference of Unite, the new super union, kicks off with the Amicus section on 18 June...
31 May 2007
AT THE Wales TUC, the challenge facing rank and file members, with Socialist Party members to the fore, was to inject the everyday struggles of workers into the conference...
26 April 2007
SINCE 21 March, 42 women shop floor workers have been out on strike at Sunvic Controls, Uddingston, Scotland....
19 April 2007
12 April 2007
THE LEAD story in The Observer on 8 April "Exclusive poll: public says PM has failed to improve country" did not surprise most working-class people, they know life has worsened under Blair's government....
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