UNITE’s successes in 2014

2014 was another successful  year of campaigning for the trade union Unite’s voluntary sector section Unite for Our Society!

‘We know it has been another difficult year for the sector but we have shown that together we are stronger and united we can win!

We have had some spectacular victories this year…

  • Solid strike action at St Mungo’s Broadway has led to total defeat of management plans to slash pay and conditions.
  • Youth workers in Devon led a vigorous campaign that has successfully protected local youth services, saving many jobs  in the process.
  • An end to pay stagnation with many organisations negotiating real term pay rises this year.
  • Unite in BIG has won the Living Wage for all workers and a flat rate payment of £281 despite the government imposed pay cap.
  • Planned strike action forced the Workers’ Educational Association to withdraw cuts to pay and conditions.
  • Solid workers activity in social care provider Look Ahead has led to a management climb-down and Unite recognition in the three London projects where we were in dispute.
  • A powerful members campaign in Your Housing has stopped plans to de-recognise Unite.
  • Over 500 not for profit organisations and twenty-four councils have so far signed up to not participate in the Government unfair workfare schemes.’

Unite led campaigns against Unpaid Internships, Zero Hour Contracts and campaigned for Fair Pay. It also launched our Sector Standards for Social Care and Housing.

Please continue to encourage people to SIGN UP to our campaign and don’t forget to ask a friend to Join Unite today.

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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