NEWS IN PICTURES
Unite out and about on camera
UK fuels for UK reactors protest Pictured are Kyle and Stuart, two young workers from the Springfields nuclear energy plant, lobbying their MPs to keep the plant open.
Cancel the cut This summer Unite took the fight to ‘cancel the cut’ of the £20 uplift to Universal Credit to Westminster. Pictured are two Unite Community members worried about their families’ future. Although the government did cut the £20 a week Unite has vowed to campaign on.
Unite leader Sharon Graham led the debate at the TUC against ‘fire and rehire’. She said: “Workers wake up one morning and have 45 days to accept an ultimatum from the employer which involves slashed wages and terms and conditions. If the new terms are not accepted, it means the sack.”
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Labour Party Conference
Tony Woodhouse in the chair During the Labour conference, chair of Unite, Tony Woodhouse, led the union's delegation to ensure that Sharon Graham could attend Unite picket lines. As Sharon told members, she was standing with them in their time of struggle rather than with political leaders during conference
Climate change/Food production
What cost climate change to our food? Pictured are some of the Unite speakers, together with shadow farming minister, Daniel Zeichner MP, at the Unite Landworker fringe at this year’s Labour Party conference, on climate change and food production.
Newry park protest Unite Community organised a Unite protest event in Newry, Northern Ireland, recently over demands from local residents for a park in the city. Newry is the only city in the island of Ireland that does not have a park. Unite Community co-ordinator Albert Hewitt reports that about 500 people attended the event.
Pics by Mark Thomas, Mark Harvey and Unite Community members