Employment tribunal claims slump as fees bite hard

by Tony Burke.

The introduction of employment tribunal fees is biting hard according to the government statistics. The statistics cover October to December 2013 and show that workers seeking justice through the employment tribunals have been deterred by the fees introduced by the Coalition Government. Dependent on the claim lodged, it could cost a worker up to £1200 to bring a […]

How Ed Miliband’s political levy is intended to work

by Tony Burke.

There is some confusion about Unite’s position in relation to the political levy and this week’s announcement by Labour leader Ed Miliband. This is because the same words are being used to describe two different things. “Opt in” or “opt out”? One is whether trade unionists should “opt in” or “opt out” of their union’s […]

It’s time to get the vote out for Len

by Tony Burke.

Len McCluskey has secured almost 1100 nominations in his campaign to be re-elected Unite General Secretary. The nominations come from every region of Unite and from every one of Unite’s sectors. I am pleased that many nominations came from Unite’s manufacturing section, in branches, workplaces and chapels – ranging from aerospace, defence, automotive’s, IT, print […]

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