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Unite members in Scotland fight back against brutal bosses


By Matt Dobson Three major industrial disputes are on the agenda in private sector workplaces in Scotland over attacks on trade union rights, pay freezes and assaults on workers’  terms and conditions. In each of these cases, Unite are the ...

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Discussion in Unite ‘United Left’ on stance in general election


Rob Williams – Socialist Party England and Wales industrial organiser  Socialist Party members in Unite have received an open letter from leading members of Unite who are in United Left (UL), in which Socialist Party members are also organised. [see ...

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Unite ballot for strike over victimisation of Grangemouth shop steward


Posted 23rd September 2013

Unite is demanding that Jim Ratcliffe the majority owner of Ineos put an end to the "sinister" victimisation of Stevie Deans, the Unite senior shop steward at Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland. Unite are currently balloting for strike action over this issue. Stevie was suspendend from the Labour Party as part of the Falkirk investigation which found Unite had done nothing wrong and had no case to answer. Management at Ineos are however using the scandalous actions of the Labour Party as a pretence to victimise Stevie. See also this article on Unite and the Labour Party http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/17174

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Grangemouth tanker drivers show their industrial strength


By Luke Ivory. Posted 27th February 2013

BP tanker drivers from the Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland last week came out on a 72-hour strike against cuts to pay and pensions. In a militant show of force, these workers in the union Unite are determined that they will not back down in their dispute with an obscenely rich company that regularly makes around £1 billion in profit a month. The attacks on pensions see some workers threatened with losses of up to £13,000 a year and most workers are also faced with current cuts of £1,400 a year to their pay.

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