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British and Irish trade union

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Unite the Union: British and Irish trade union
Unite the Union, commonly known as Unite, is a British and Irish trade union, formed on 1 May 2007, by the merger of Amicus and the Transport and General Workers' Union. With just over 1.2 million members, it is the second largest trade union in the UK. The General Secretary of Unite is Len McCluskey.


Labour leadership: Rebecca Long-Bailey is not 'continuity Corbyn' candidate, Unite boss insists

'She is an individual completely different from Jeremy Corbyn', Len McCluskey says - but says it is up to her to explain how
Independent - Published

Labour leadership: Rebecca Long-Bailey endorsed by Unite union in major campaign boost

Rebecca Long-Bailey's bid to be the next Labour leader has received a much-needed boost with the backing of the powerful Unite trade union.
Independent - Published

Videos for Unite the Union

Long-Bailey 'best place' to win back Labour heartland [Video]Long-Bailey 'best place' to win back Labour heartland

Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey explains why Rebecca Long-Bailey is the best person to lead the Labour party. Report by Khanomh. Like us on Facebook at and follow us..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:38Published

Rebecca Long-Bailey wins backing of Unite in Labour leadership race [Video]Rebecca Long-Bailey wins backing of Unite in Labour leadership race

Rebecca Long-Bailey's campaign for Labour Party leader has been given a boost after she received the backing of Unite, Britain's second-biggest trade union. Ms Long-Bailey, a frontrunner in the race to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:24Published

McCluskey: Unite the Union backs Rebecca Long-Bailey [Video]McCluskey: Unite the Union backs Rebecca Long-Bailey

Len McCluskey has announced that Unite the Union will back Rebecca Long-Bailey in the Labour leadership race. The General Secretary of Unite added that they will strongly support whoever Labour members..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:59Published

Long-Bailey and Nandy arrive at TUC [Video]Long-Bailey and Nandy arrive at TUC

Labour leader candidates Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy arrive at TUC headquarters in London. Unite the Union is set to declare which candidate they will support in the Labour leadership race...

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:15Published

Len McCluskey on Labour leadership contest and Jeremy Corbyn [Video]Len McCluskey on Labour leadership contest and Jeremy Corbyn

Len McCluskey has said Unite the Union will reveal later today which candidate they will back to be the next leader of the Labour Party. The General Secretary of the union also praised Jeremy Corbyn,..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:29Published


Kamala Harris failure to bridge left-center divide is a warning: Unite or Trump wins.

Harris was the only 2020 Democrat who made a serious appeal to both liberals and moderates. But she lacked the skills and experience to make it work. - Published

General election: Lib Dems agree ‘Remain alliance’ with Greens and Plaid Cymru

general election: lib dems agree ‘remain alliance’ with greens and plaid cymru
The Liberal Democrats say they have brokered an electoral pact with Plaid Cymru and the Green Party not to field candidates against each other in at least 60 constituencies. Details of the so-called..
WorldNews - Published

UK union seeks meeting with Peugeot over potential Fiat tie-up fears

Britain's biggest trade union Unite wants a meeting with management at French carmaker Peugeot over a possible tie-up with Fiat Chrysler, saying merger talks and uncertainty over Brexit are "deeply..
Reuters - Published

UPDATE: Heathrow Strike Suspended But Dozens Of Flights Already Called Off

update: heathrow strike suspended but dozens of flights already called off
The planned walkout by Heathrow airport staff was called off on Monday as negotiations between the union and airport officials continued on a new pay deal, according to the union Unite. BBC News said..
WorldNews - Published

Heathrow pre-emptively cancels flights as support staff strike looms

The London airport has been in negotiations with the Unite union over staff pay.
BBC News - Published

Heathrow strike threat to summer holiday travel

The Unite union says 4,000 staff will strike over pay, but the airport says it has plans to remain open.
BBC News - Published

easyJet passengers from Stansted warned of ‘check-in chaos’

easyjet passengers from stansted warned of ‘check-in chaos’
Industrial action by passenger service agents will take place over five key holiday weekends this summer. Check-in staff working at Stansted for easyJet have announced a series of strikes every weekend..
WorldNews - Published

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