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The NEYH region of Unite has agreed to sponsor a local brass band, supported by our colleagues Morrish & Co solicitors and Thompsons solicitors.


 The band will be known has "Unite Brass Band". The band is one of most successful bands in the region and was formed over 110 years, the band famously appeared in the film "The Full Monty".

Unite brass band will be playing at the Durham miners gala on the 14th July 2012 and at other Unite supported events.

Contact Jane Bateman for more information.

Please click here to go to the bands own website

 The open top bus in Scarbrough is withdrawing free pensioner travel from April 2012.

The 50p train fare is to be withdrawn in January 2012 and will be replaced with Half fare travel.

The good news is Blackpool Trams will now accepting bus passes.

The Basic state Pension will rise in April 2012 by 5.2% CPI and not by RPI as before, this will give an increase of £5.30 to £107.70.

With over two million members, Unite is the UK's largest trade union covering every industrial, occupational and professional sector of the economy. Here you will find information about what Unite is doing in your sector.
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unitewithus.org.uk - giving you benefits and services

We aim to give you more from your UNITE membership, in addition to the support the union can deliver to you at work. See more on the new benefits we've launched on your behalf and more...

The mission of TAEN - The Age and Employment Network is to promote an effective job market that serves the needs of people in mid and later life, employers and the economy.
 The Government Equalities Office is a new self-standing Department, whose mission is to put equality at the heart of Government.

Engineering Union History by Andrew Robinson
Andrew has very kindly made available his history of the engineering unions for you to



Manufacturing Matters

Manufacturing is the backbone of the British economy but it is under real pressure. With one million jobs lost in the last 10 years Unite has continued to argue for a strong government response and for ministers to show a lead rather than adopt a 'let market forces decide' approach.

Unite is calling for:

  • The government to develop  a robust and effective manufacturing strategy which would create a level playing field with other European countries
  • A programme of public procurement which would seek to underpin UK manufacturing industry
  • Improved, meaningful consultation with workers before companies make decisions affecting their future employment.