Tag: unite

Lessons of the Hovis strike: when we fight, we can win!

In May, Hovis workers in Belfast won an 8% pay increase over two years through a determined, all-out strike that lasted for 11 days. The actions of this workforce are an inspiration to others in the sector and beyond, as employers across the private and public sectors are trying to use the economic crisis sparked by Covid to attack wages, terms and conditions, or as an excuse for miserly pay-offers.

Open letter to Unite the Union General Secretary candidates

This year’s Unite General Secretary election comes at a pivotal moment for the union and the working class as whole. The vital question members are dealing with is how does the union face up to the challenges posed by Covid-19 and the resultant economic and social crisis?

Queen’s students and workers organise against exploitation

Over 1,800 students at Queen’s University have signed an open letter calling for a Student Safety Net in the midst of the Covid crisis. This follows the launching of a “Students Deserve Better” campaign by the Students’ Union (QUBSU) as part of a broader initiative across the UK.

Newry, Mourne & Down Council staff to strike against race to the bottom

By Seán Burns Up to 1,000 council staff in the Newry, Mourne & Down District area – members of Unite, NIPSA, GMB and SIPTU trade unions – are set to take strike action on Thursday 3rd December in the first stage of a campaign against the management attacks on pay […]