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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

      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...

    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

      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...

    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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