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David Cameron and George Osborne’s cost of living crisis is strangling households click to speak out against it. 

Cost of living

David Cameron and George Osborne’s cost of living crisis is strangling households, according to an independent survey.

Rising food, soaring energy and housing costs are hitting all our pockets as the government does nothing to cut fuel bills. The `recovery' is passing ordinary working people by, with two thirds (66 per cent) of us reporting a drop in our disposable income over the last six months.

Take action now to tell this government to do something about the cost of living crisis hitting all of us. 

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Save Yorkshire ambulance

When it comes to medical emergency, what matters most to you? Patient safety? Or cutting costs? Click to tell the government your priority 

Save Yorkshire ambulance

When it comes to medical emergency, what matters most to you? Patient safety? Or cutting costs?

Yorkshire ambulance trust has got its priorities wrong. Over the next five years £46 million will be slashed. Highly trained ambulance staff are being downgraded and workers’ terms and conditions attacked.

Unite has spoken out about the risk to patient safety as a result of the mass downgrading of qualified staff and the threat of private providers, like Arriva picking up NHS contracts.

Instead of taking our fears seriously the trust has de-recognised Unite - a move almost unprecedented in the NHS - and silenced the voices of around 500 ambulance workers. Sign up now to support ambulance workers and protect patience.

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Employment

Changes to employment tribunals made by the government mean that access to workplace justice will be denied to millions. Click to take action now. 

Employment

Massive changes to employment tribunals made by the government mean that access to workplace justice will be denied to millions. The changes are designed to stop working people seeking compensation from employers. 

Tribunal fees are being introduced – you will have to pay £250 just to register a case. And then up to £950 more before you even get to a hearing. Appeals will now cost up to £1,600. Also witnesses’ expenses will no longer be paid. 

Unite has always argued that workplace rights should start from day one, but the government has listened to bosses who want to be able to sack workers at will. Take action now to stand up for your rights at work.  

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Payday loans

The last 20 years have seen a rapid rise in payday lenders marketing their loans with excessive interest rates to those most in need of emergency funds. Click to take action. 

Payday loans

The last 20 years have seen a rapid rise in payday lenders marketing their loans with excessive interest rates to those most in need of emergency funds. As the impact of the cuts continues to hit, research conducted by Unite has uncovered that people struggling to make ends meet are sliding deeper in to debt. And that research has found that every month tens of thousands of people are borrowing the equivalent of a week’s wages. This isn’t for new cars, holidays or expensive TVs - this is money for transport, childcare, the basics. This is money to put food on the table and keep a roof over their head. People are borrowing to pay the mortgage or their rent. Sign up now to speak out against companies making extortionate profits from people in need. 

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Zero hours

The rise of zero hours contracts in the workplace is the latest attack on workers’ rights and dignity.

Zero hours

The rise of zero hours contracts in the workplace is the latest attack on workers’ rights and dignity. The UniteYou community has been instrumental in helping Unite lead the fight against these contracts – research with the community alerted us to the fact that up to 5 million people across he UK are on zero hours contracts.

Zero hours contracts mean workers have no guaranteed weekly hours or income. Employers use them to cut wages, avoid holiday pay, pensions, and other benefits enjoyed by employees and agency staff. Workers are unable to take on other work, as they are obliged to be available for work at the whim of the employer.

With the high level of insecurity comes the risk of bullying, harassment and stress. It’s time to end the exploitation - click now.

Sign the petition

Cost of living

David Cameron and George Osborne’s cost of living crisis is strangling households, according to an independent survey.

Rising food, soaring energy and housing costs are hitting all our pockets as the government does nothing to cut fuel bills. The `recovery' is passing ordinary working people by, with two thirds (66 per cent) of us reporting a drop in our disposable income over the last six months.

Take action now to tell this government to do something about the cost of living crisis hitting all of us. 

Sign the petition

Save Yorkshire ambulance

When it comes to medical emergency, what matters most to you? Patient safety? Or cutting costs?

Yorkshire ambulance trust has got its priorities wrong. Over the next five years £46 million will be slashed. Highly trained ambulance staff are being downgraded and workers’ terms and conditions attacked.

Unite has spoken out about the risk to patient safety as a result of the mass downgrading of qualified staff and the threat of private providers, like Arriva picking up NHS contracts.

Instead of taking our fears seriously the trust has de-recognised Unite - a move almost unprecedented in the NHS - and silenced the voices of around 500 ambulance workers. Sign up now to support ambulance workers and protect patience.

Sign the petition

Employment

Massive changes to employment tribunals made by the government mean that access to workplace justice will be denied to millions. The changes are designed to stop working people seeking compensation from employers. 

Tribunal fees are being introduced – you will have to pay £250 just to register a case. And then up to £950 more before you even get to a hearing. Appeals will now cost up to £1,600. Also witnesses’ expenses will no longer be paid. 

Unite has always argued that workplace rights should start from day one, but the government has listened to bosses who want to be able to sack workers at will. Take action now to stand up for your rights at work.  

Sign the petition

Payday loans

The last 20 years have seen a rapid rise in payday lenders marketing their loans with excessive interest rates to those most in need of emergency funds. As the impact of the cuts continues to hit, research conducted by Unite has uncovered that people struggling to make ends meet are sliding deeper in to debt. And that research has found that every month tens of thousands of people are borrowing the equivalent of a week’s wages. This isn’t for new cars, holidays or expensive TVs - this is money for transport, childcare, the basics. This is money to put food on the table and keep a roof over their head. People are borrowing to pay the mortgage or their rent. Sign up now to speak out against companies making extortionate profits from people in need. 

Sign the petition

Zero hours

The rise of zero hours contracts in the workplace is the latest attack on workers’ rights and dignity. The UniteYou community has been instrumental in helping Unite lead the fight against these contracts – research with the community alerted us to the fact that up to 5 million people across he UK are on zero hours contracts.

Zero hours contracts mean workers have no guaranteed weekly hours or income. Employers use them to cut wages, avoid holiday pay, pensions, and other benefits enjoyed by employees and agency staff. Workers are unable to take on other work, as they are obliged to be available for work at the whim of the employer.

With the high level of insecurity comes the risk of bullying, harassment and stress. It’s time to end the exploitation - click now.

Sign the petition

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  • commented 2016-03-30 21:00:45 +0100
    I work from 12 to 12 a 30 hour a week at £8.70 contract and 2 sleepovers £32 per night the new government law said we are to be payed £7.20 per hour at night The company I work for said the 10 hour per sleepover per night will be added into our normal hours and we will have to work extra hours to make up the difference IS This LAW ? THIS CANT BE WRIGHT Are You being told this too
  • commented 2014-09-05 13:54:32 +0100
    why are you arseholes spamming my phone and charging me to take part in your crappy poll why dont yous fuck off and give people with better things to do piece

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