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  1. April 2, 2013

    Unions split over call for general strike

    Unite, Britain’s biggest trade union, is urging other unions to join forces to stage a 24-hour general strike in what it...

  2. September 9, 2012

    Union compromises help revive carmakers

    At Jaguar Land Rover’s plant in Halewood, Merseyside, older employees in their 40s and 50s and new recruits in their 20s...

  1. September 9, 2012

    Jaguar Land Rover union seeks UK pledge

    Jaguar Land Rover’s trade union wants the carmaker to guarantee equal pay terms for all workers and offer a “legally...

  2. November 29, 2010

    Strike threat shadow over BA-Iberia merger

    British Airways Iberia. Unite, representing 11,000 BA cabin crew, accused the airline on Monday of continuing a “vicious...

  3. November 29, 2010

    BA union plans fresh strike ballot

    The union representing 11,000 cabin crew at British Airways has announced plans for a much-delayed ballot on fresh strikes...

  4. November 21, 2010

    McCluskey wins Unite leadership

    Britain’s biggest trade union has chosen a new leader, with Len McCluskey – dubbed “Red Len” by his critics – easily beating...

  5. November 19, 2010

    Young resigns after recession gaffe

    David Cameron’s “enterprise tsar” was forced out of Downing Street on Friday after making a series of embarrassingly upbeat...

  6. November 11, 2010

    Blow to BA as union suspends ballot on offer

    Hopes of resolving British Airways’ bitter year-long dispute with its cabin crew received a blow on Thursday when the main...

  7. October 24, 2010

    Unite front runner calls for action on cuts

    The favourite to win the leadership of Britain’s most powerful union – dubbed “Red Len” by his critics – has claimed there...

  8. October 20, 2010

    BA makes new offer to settle crew row

    Hopes of an end to one of the ugliest bouts of industrial action British Airways has ever seen have risen after the company...

  9. October 19, 2010

    TUC leader hits at spending cuts

    The general secretary of the Trade Union Congress on Tuesday labelled forthcoming coalition cuts “bad economics” and argued...

  10. September 27, 2010

    Miliband falls into the European statist trap

    Britain’s Labour party has chosen an opposition leader over a would-be prime minister. The decision drives it into an...

  11. September 26, 2010

    Union leader outlines expectations

    Union leaders chat outside the conference hall. From left are Paul Kenny of the GMB and Tony Woodley and Derek Simpson of...

  12. September 10, 2010

    BA wants to smash us, union claims

    The threat of fresh industrial action at British Airways rose as the UK’s largest union moved to widen its prolonged cabin...

  13. September 9, 2010

    Irate unionists vie for the vexed factor

    The Trades Union Congress next week will resemble a kind of left-wing political talent show that might be badged Britain’s...

  14. September 6, 2010

    Unite seeks BA meeting to resolve dispute

    Union leaders are seeking talks next week during the Trades Union Congress to avert further strikes and break the stalemate...

  15. August 15, 2010

    BAA and Unite open talks on pay deal

    BAA and the Unite union began talks on Monday in a bid to forge a deal that would avert a potentially crippling strike by...

  16. July 20, 2010

    BA urges Unite to talk after low turnout

    Fresh talks to break the deadlock in the long-running British Airways dispute are likely after cabin crew voted by two to...

  17. June 28, 2010

    Unite poised to delay ballot in hope of BA deal

    Unite held out the prospect of a settlement to its bitter dispute with British Airways after the union said it would...

  18. June 27, 2010

    Unite postpones ballot after BA offer

    Unite held out the prospect of a settlement to the increasingly bitter dispute with British Airways after it said it would...

  19. June 3, 2010

    Unite urges halt on new Tridents

    Unite, Britain's biggest union called for the non-replacement of Trident nuclear missiles yesterday, but drew back from...

  20. June 2, 2010

    BA meets Unite but pledges to increase flights

    British Airways says it will operate more Heath-row flights during the next planned strike than it has been able to in...

  21. June 1, 2010

    BA meets Unite but aims to increase flights

    British Airways says it will operate more Heath­row flights during the next planned strike than it has been able to in...

  22. June 1, 2010

    Unite to ballot BA staff over new action

    Unite is preparing to ballot its 11,000 British Airways cabin crew members on fresh industrial action, raising the threat of...

  23. June 1, 2010

    Marathon poll

    Unite faces a five-month election this year for its first single general secretary - a contest that risks underlining its...

  24. June 1, 2010

    Labour attacked over 'anti-union' laws

    The co-leader of Britain's largest trade union blasted Labour yesterday for its failure to scrap Tory trade union laws and...

  25. May 31, 2010

    Unite to ballot BA staff over fresh action

    Unite is preparing to ballot its 11,000 British Airways cabin crew members on fresh industrial action, raising the threat of...

  26. May 31, 2010

    Labour attacked over ‘anti-union’ laws

    The co-leader of Britain’s largest trade union blasted Labour on Monday for its failure to scrap Tory trade union laws and...

  27. May 31, 2010

    Walsh offers fresh strike talks

    Willie Walsh says he is prepared this week to go to Manchester, where Unite's leaders are attending their union's policy...

  28. May 31, 2010

    Biggest test ahead for trade unions

    A moment of truth is approaching for Thigmoo - "this great movement of ours", aka the UK's once mighty trade unions, now...

  29. May 30, 2010

    Walsh offers fresh BA strike talks

    Willie Walsh (left) and Unite’s Tony Woodley Willie Walsh says he is prepared this week to go to Manchester, where Unite’s...

  30. May 30, 2010

    Biggest test ahead for trade unions

    A moment of truth is approaching for Thigmoo – “this great movement of ours”, aka the UK’s once mighty trade unions, now...

  31. May 28, 2010

    BA and Unite to restart talks

    British Airways and the Unite union are due to head back to the negotiating table today to try to thrash out a deal to end...

  32. May 27, 2010

    BA resumes talks with union leaders

    Willie Walsh, British Airways' chief executive, entered fresh talks last night with Unite union leaders in another effort to...

  33. May 26, 2010

    BA resumes talks with union leaders

    Willie Walsh, British Airways’ chief executive, entered fresh talks on Wednesday night with Unite union leaders in another...

  34. May 26, 2010

    BA in legal moves as strike goes on

    The latest British Airways cabin crew strike ended its second day yesterday with dozens more Heathrow flights scrapped and...

  35. May 25, 2010

    BA and union defiant as crews turn up to work

    More British Airways flight attendants turned up for work than were needed yesterday, the airline claimed, as the Unite...

  36. May 24, 2010

    BA says more staff defied strike than needed

    More British Airways flight attendants turned up for work than were needed on Monday, the airline said, as the Unite union...

  37. May 24, 2010

    Thousands hit by fresh BA strike

    Thousands of British Airways passengers faced disruption to their travel plans on Monday after cabin crew began a five-day...

  38. May 24, 2010

    BA rejects last-minute offer to halt strike

    Thousands of British Airways passengers face travel disruption today after the airline appeared to snub an 11th hour offer...

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