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Victorious Macron vows to unite France after fending off Le Pen threat

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The pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron has vowed to unite a divided France after winning a second term as French president in a decisive victory against the far-right’s Marine Le Pen, who nonetheless won more than ...

Unite threatens to stop funding Labour over Coventry bin workers’ dispute

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The head of the Unite union, Labour’s biggest donor, has threatened to completely pull funding for the party over an ongoing pay dispute involving bin lorry drivers in Coventry. About 75 refuse workers started a two-m...

UK and France agree Nato must ‘unite against Russian aggression’

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The UK and its Nato allies will be united in their fight against Russian aggression “wherever and however it might occur”, Boris Johnson has agreed with Emmanuel Macron. During a phone call on Saturday the prime minis...

Walkers of the world unite! The last Clarion House, a radical rest for ramblers and cyclists

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You can clearly see Clarion House from high up on the ridge between Barrowford and Roughlee. Not only because it stands alone on a green slope, nor because it is handsome and proud, though it absolutely is. No, you ca...

Unite demands clear targets for use of UK steel in HS2 project

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The Unite union is demanding the government sets clear targets for the use of UK-produced steel in the HS2 rail project, after it emerged that the Department for Transport currently has none in place. Responding to tw...

Unite launches inquiry into building costs of Birmingham project

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Unite is launching an independent inquiry into how the building costs of a hotel and conference centre in Birmingham spiralled into a “potentially significant loss” for the trade union. The inquiry follows reports at ...

Tesco could face empty shelves over pay dispute, Unite union says

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Strike action at Tesco could lead to empty shelves in the run-up to Christmas, the Unite trade union has said, after its members voted to walk out unless they are offered a pay deal that keeps pace with inflation. The...

Unite will use ‘brains as well as brawn’ to fight bad employers, says boss

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In her sun-dappled central London office, Sharon Graham laughs at the suggestion that she is the face of new wave of trade union militancy. During her first 100 days in power as the boss of Britain’s biggest private s...

‘Get vaxxed’: New Zealand gang leaders unite to urge community to get vaccinated – video

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Seven New Zealand gang leaders, representing four of the country's best-known street gangs, have joined forces in a video urging their communities to get vaccinated, in a concept thought up by a government minister

New Zealand gang leaders unite to urge community to get Covid shots

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Seven New Zealand gang leaders, representing four of the countries most well-known street gangs, have joined forces in a video urging their communities to get vaccinated, in a concept that was conjured up by a governm...

New Unite leader skips Labour conference to prioritise work disputes

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The new leader of Unite will miss Labour’s annual conference, saying she needs to prioritise her job of sorting out industrial disputes. Sharon Graham, who was elected as Unite leader on a promise to take the union “b...

Unite will no longer rely on Labour – fighting for our members must come first

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It was early morning at a factory on Humberside. My campaign team were handing out leaflets as workers made their way in to work. One worker told the team: “I voted for the best candidate for the workers. And don’t as...

Sharon Graham’s victory puts to bed the Labour right’s hopes of winning Unite

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“Bad bosses take note.” That was the message of the new general secretary of the Unite trade union, Labour’s largest affiliate. Sharon Graham has stated her priority in very clear terms: putting Unite members and work...

UK media unite to urge visas for Afghan reporters at risk from Taliban

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A coalition of British newspapers and broadcasters has appealed to the government to expand its refugee visa programme for Afghans, to include people who have worked for UK media over the past 20 years. In an open let...

Scorsese, Nolan, Pike … giants of cinema unite to save Radio 4’s film show

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Radio 4 executives know their listeners are known for reacting badly when the BBC changes the station’s schedule. This time, they may have met their match. More than 100 actors, writers and film-makers, many drawn fro...

Female candidate to lead Unite union faced ‘disgraceful abuse’

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The only woman running to be the next leader of the powerful Unite union has revealed that she received “disgraceful” online abuse for refusing to stand aside for two more prominent male rivals. Sharon Graham, who has...

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