Trade Unions

Unite members vote
Trade Unions

Unite members vote

Tube workers at Unite, London’s biggest transport union, have voted in favour of industrial action in a ballot which closed last Monday 23rd of November. On a return of over 40%, Unite members voted to carry out action short of a strike. Unite, the biggest union in the UK with […]

Sentence of firefighter attackers
Trade Unions

Sentence of firefighter attackers

Greater Manchester Fire Brigades Union view the six month custodial sentences handed out to youths in Manchester who attacked fire crews as appropriate to the crime. Greater Manchester Brigade Secretary Kevin Brown said: “We take no pleasure in their sentences but these youths were old enough to know what they […]

Worldwide Protest
Trade Unions

Worldwide Protest

On 7th of January United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFO –CWA), conducted a worldwide protest. Flight attendants protested in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York and Tokyo-Narita. Attendants had been promised a new contract by 7th January of this year. In 2010 they […]

ACM/AMIE
Trade Unions

ACM/AMIE

In response to the joint union claim, Fforwm, the organization representing FE colleges in Wales, has tabled a 2.3% pay rise for 2009-10. Nevertheless, because the organization says they have no mandate to negotiate on national terms and conditions, the offer has been rejected for now by the joint union […]

Lack of commitment to invest in Education
Trade Unions

Lack of commitment to invest in Education

Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT (National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers), the largest teachers’ union in the country, had harsh words at the launch of the Conservative Party’s draft Education Manifesto. He pointed out that there is no new policy in the draft and that (the […]