Since Len McCluskey has been Unite general secretary, the union has never repudiated any industrial action taken by members.
Unite doesn’t seek confrontation with bullying bosses, or those that treat their workers unfairly or illegally, but it will always support its shop stewards and reps and stand shoulder to shoulder with members in dispute.
In 2017 there were X industrial action ballots [574 – all successful to confirm]. Unite has amassed a £36 million strike fund to pay members in disputes, so they can continue their fight for fair treatment without the fear of being starved back to work.
Winning for members
Every year, Unite’s legal services wins millions of pounds in compensation for members injured in workplace and other accidents, and those who suffers injustice at work. In 2016 some £209 million was secures for those with personal injury, employment rights, blacklisting and holiday pay claims, and for those required to sign compromise agreements by their employers.