• Mick Lynch to play Glastonbury
    Mick has shown that he's a force to be reckoned with and a strong leader of the RMT union in their fight for fair pay. Let's join together and get his voice on the biggest festival stage in the UK.
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    Created by UNISON South West
  • Thomas Swan give your hard workers a pay rise!
    Workers at Thomas Swan in Consett have faced attacks on their wages including term's and conditions for a number of years. Thomas Swan employees worked throughout the pandemic placing their loved ones at risk in order to maintain the success of the company. This year with inflation at an all time high and workers struggling to support their families, Thomas Swan have turned their backs! This not only places strain on the workers and their families but the local economy and the future of decent paid jobs in Consett.
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    Created by Laura Maughan
  • Don't undermine our right to strike
    Just a few months ago Grant Shapps slammed P&O for replacing experienced workers with agency staff. But now he’s proposing to do the same on railways and other key sectors. Ministers seem determined to reduce workers’ bargaining power and to make it harder for working people to win fair pay and conditions. It would put these workers in an appalling situation, worsen disputes and poison industrial relations. This is about respect, for our work, skill and experience and we can only win that dignity and respect through the power of standing together with other union members. Every time workers go out on strike, we remind them of how important we really are and it terrifies them. Add your name and tell the government to abandon this dangerous plan.
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  • Gardner Aerospace: Give your Workers a Decent Pay Rise
    Workers at Gardner Aerospace have faced pressure on their wages for a numbers of years now. In order to save jobs at the company they took large pay cuts leading up to the pandemic. They did their part now it's time for Gardner Aerospace to do theirs and give workers at the company a decent pay rise. Pay across the North East has performed poorly over the last decade. A pay rise for workers at Gardner means more money in people's pockets, being spent on high streets and in our local community.
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    Created by Craig Dawson
  • Darchem Engineering: #PayTheRate to your Hinkley Point metal workers
    Darchem Engineering in Stockton-on-Tees manufactures industrial pond liners for Hinkley Point, as part of £200 million contract. It's skilled work, maintaining critical safety infrastructure that's vital to Britain's nuclear power capacity. But workers there are angry about a growing pay discrepancy between roles in the same team. Welders' pay has risen to more than £2 an hour above that of the team's platers and sheet metal workers. Unite members' attempts to close this unfair pay gap through negotiation have been met with refusal by the company, so workers have taken the last resort of voting to strike. Industrial action by Unite members is taking place on dates throughout June, and could continue longer if the employer does not come to the table. This is a dispute that would be easy for the employer to solve. The pay gap is arbitrary, between workers that all have vital skills for the job. With reported £17 million profits and a £69 million shareholder fund, the company can well afford to increase the pay for the platers and sheet metal workers. And at a time of huge pressure on workers' standards of living, closing the gap and paying everyone a fair rate would make a huge difference. Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: "Darchem Engineering is making millions from the UK taxpayer so it has no right denying workers on a UK project a fair rate of pay. It needs to get a grip or their actions will cause further problems to the Hinckley site. Unite will be giving our members at Darchem Engineering our total support until the unfair pay disparities are fully resolved." Darchem Engineering need to sit down with their workers' unions - Unite and GMB - and resolve this dispute. Please help us raise the pressure on Darchem to #PayTheRate by writing to the company's President now.
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    Created by Unite the Union
  • Don't cut our workplace surveillance rights in the UK's new data protection regulations
    This year’s Queen's Speech included proposals to reform UK data protection law. While the details of such reforms are yet to be published, government rhetoric expresses a clear intent to remove regulation. “Our data regulations will be more proportionate and less burdensome than the EU’s GDPR” the government says. Such a move would not only undermine the privacy of all citizens, it will also weaken workers' ability to question and challenge surveillance technologies and practices implemented by employers. The findings of UTAW’s Employee Surveillance Survey emphasize just how important it is to tackle surveillance in the workplace. With data demonstrating the impact of surveillance on mental health — almost half said monitoring was having a negative effect on their stress levels — it is clear that stronger worker protections are vital if we are to tackle the UK’s mental health crisis. In an increasingly digitised and remote working world, the asymmetry in the relationship between employers and employees has the potential to be socially destructive. It needs to change now. Following the TUC's demands outlined in its Dignity at work and the AI revolution manifesto, we call on the government to: • Ensure UK data protection legislation includes a universal right to explainability when high-risk AI or ADM (automated decision making) systems are used. The rationale for using such systems should be clear and readily available to employees, alongside the right to request personalised explanation when necessary. • Amend The Employment Rights Act 1996 to defend workers from detrimental treatment and dismissal as a result of the processing of inaccurate data. This must be enforceable in an employment tribunal. • Make Equality Impact Audits in the workplace mandatory. They should be made a part of the Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) process and readily accessible to workers, employees and their representatives.
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    Created by United Tech and Allied Workers
  • Fix the cost of living crisis
    Working people have been through enough in this pandemic, now we’re being hit with a triple threat: 1. Eye-watering food, petrol and energy bills 2. Hikes to National Insurance and cuts to universal credit 3. Wages that don't keep up with soaring prices With energy prices set to sky-rocket to £2,800 a year in autumn, things are only about to get much worse. Britain’s workers have been dealt a bad deal for far too long. We demand good jobs, good wages and good work. Things won’t get better unless we fight to make them better. That’s why we’re calling on the government to deliver change and a new deal for working people. Please sign and share this petition far and wide!
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  • Churchill – Pay your cleaners a fair wage
    We value our rail cleaners and the work they do to keep our trains and stations safe and hygienic to use. We are deeply concerned that you continue to make profits and pay dividends to your shareholders while these hard-working keyworkers are struggling to get by on low pay and forced into coming into work whilst sick because you don’t pay sick pay. We urge you to make your cleaners a pay offer that settles their concerns and ends their dispute.
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  • Save The Cherries Residential Home
    Over the years the Cherries has become fully integrated into the local community, with friends and neighbours fundraising on behalf of the children, managing to raise nearly £10,000 towards specialist on site playground equipment for the children to enjoy, as well as contributing towards enhancing the homes own sensory room. The space that the site provides also enables each child to be supported in their own individual flat type accommodation ,with their own staff team, this space being vital to ensure the children can safely be supported in meeting their individual needs.
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    Created by UNISON Dorset
  • Save Phoenix Dance Theatre jobs
    Yesterday Phoenix Theatre management confirmed they will be ending fixed-term contracts for some dancers and ‘laying off’ their permanently employed dancers for seven months. Lay offs would allow Phoenix to keep dancers in employment but pay them only £100 a month until they are needed at work again, whilst severely limiting their chances of taking on other work. After Equity objected to this decision, Phoenix management wrote to all employees demanding that any Equity members identify themselves, in a clear breach of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act. Phoenix Dance Theatre has recently been in receipt of millions of pounds of public funding from the Arts Council and Leeds City Council, among others. They have the money to treat their creative team with the respect they deserve.
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    Created by Dominic Bascombe, Equity
  • Freeze rail fares
    Cost of living crisis The pandemic has inevitably harmed the economy and inflation has risen to levels unseen for 30 years. This cost of living crisis is biting with the cost of food and fuel rising and wages stagnating. According to the Resolution Foundation, the Chancellor’s failure to support families through the crisis today, and to cut their taxes in the future, means that absolute poverty is expected to rise by 1.3 million people next year, including 500,000 children. Support key workers Throughout the pandemic our staff have kept the railway running because it’s been a vital service to ensure key workers in healthcare, food distribution and many other relied-upon services could keep running. It is wrong to punish those who have to use public transport and as workers are returning back to the office they should be able to use affordable and reliable public transport. On average, staff commuting from Chelmsford to London spend 13% of their earnings on travel costs. In France, a similar journey from Étampes to Paris would eat up just 2% of the average worker’s wages. Bring passengers back to rail A thriving leisure and tourism economy relies on its railway for day trips and to welcome international visitors. In many cases the high fares in the UK is prohibitive and off-putting. But freezing fares passengers would be encouraged to choose rail over aviation and road. Linking the network with Europe through Eurostar would benefit reciprocal travel. Invest in rail Putting money into the rail industry is good for the economy. The National Infrastructure Commission found that if rail investment is increased by 50%, the rail sector would contribute an additional £5.6billion to the economy, with an extra 104,000 individuals employed in the industry as a result. And Oxford Economics’ research calculated that for every £1 spent in rail, £2.50 of income was generated in the wider economy. Freezing fares opens up the networks and boosts the economy. Environmental targets We cannot ignore the climate crisis and public transport is part of the solution to help us reduce the country’s carbon footprint, and providing efficient and affordable alternatives to traveling by road and air. Bringing the cost of rail travel is crucial to meeting these targets. Public Health England published statistics that demonstrate that air pollution is the biggest environmental threat to health in the UK, with between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths a year attributed to long-term exposure. Instead of bailing out airlines, the government should invest in rail and stop putting CO2 into the atmosphere. We call on the government to prioritise investment in rail, reduce fares for workers and commit to reversing the damaging effects of the climate emergency.
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  • Give Britain’s railways proper funding now!
    Millions of us across the country rely on train services every day to get to work, go to school, and as a greener option for travelling across the country. But the UK government is cutting Network Rail’s annual expenditure by £100 million. More than 2,600 dedicated railway workers will lose their jobs, their livelihoods and careers. That means fewer staff to undertake vital maintenance work, fewer inspectors on board trains, fewer route controllers to keep services safe and functional. It’s impossible to make those cuts without cutting corners on safety. We don’t want to see commuters packed like sardines into unsafe trains. We don’t want cuts that could make accidents more likely and increase the possibility of trains flying off the tracks. We deserve safe, reliable and affordable and well maintained trains for all. The UK government must recognise the world's most successful railways are in public ownership, and backed by sustainable government funding. We demand a better vision for the future of Britain’s rail. We want the UK government to put safety and livelihoods first. Sign the petition to stop this jobs disaster and the largest cuts to public rail services in a generation.
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