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5 April 2017
Unite union members working in Bromley libraries began the first of eight days of strike action on 1 April. The long-running dispute is in defence of the library service from privatisation.
2 December 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Anti-blacklisting campaign work, retail union overrules youth committee to back Blairites, energy workers walk out.
14 October 2015
The five day strike by traffic wardens in Hackney, a bid to get proper sick pay, has been suspended to allow talks.
15 July 2015
On 13 July around 30 activists from the Unite trade union and local residents in Bromley, south London, stopped bailiffs evicting Paul Rooney and his 14 year-old daughter Roisin.
28 January 2015
I recently read Unison Bureaucracy Unmasked: The Defend the Four Story, a restrained account of a shameful episode in the history of Unison, writes Maurice Sheehan, Ex-staff member, Unison.
10 September 2014
At Unison's 2007 conference, the union's standing orders committee ruled out of order a third of branch motions, including ones questioning union strategies and the union's link with Labour
14 May 2014
Occupational Therapists in Greenwich are striking on Wednesday 21st May
19 June 2013
Croydon/Bromley bins: An industrial action ballot of Unite members employed as refuse workers in Bromley and Croydon has returned a majority in favour of strike action in both boroughs
12 June 2013
How socialists fought off the witch-hunt: After six years, Unison's national leadership has thrown in the towel over a vicious witch-hunt against four Unison activists, all Socialist Party members
1 May 2013
On 3 May, after nearly six years of a tortuous fight with the Unison bureaucracy, an employment tribunal remedy hearing is to be held...
25 January 2012
Unite members in Greenwich, south London, were out in force for the second Saturday running on 21 January, fighting to stop the council privatising the library service, writes Onay Kasab, Greenwich Unite.
13 October 2011
In light of recent figures on unemployment and child poverty, Greenwich Unite has slammed Greenwich council for failing to reconsider the decision to privatise and effectively kill off the Welfare Rights Service
7 September 2011
Socialist Party member Onay Kasab has been informed by the Unison leadership that his appeal against expulsion from the union has failed...
7 September 2011
NSSN lobby of the TUC: On 11 September the National Shop Stewards Network is organising a lobby of the TUC, demanding they call a one-day public sector general strike...
1 June 2011
We still need to fight racism... and cuts: Two men are now to stand trial for the murder of Stephen Lawrence, the black teenager who had ambitions to become an architect but was killed in a vicious racist attack in 1993, writes Onay Kasab.
9 March 2011
Disgracefully Onay Kasab, a Unison member for 17 years, has been expelled from the union. Kaz explained to the Socialist that this follows a ban from office after a witch-hunt against him and three other Socialist Party members in Unison by the leadership.
3 March 2011
Four Socialist Party members, unjustly suspended from office by Unison, have won a major victory at an employment tribunal...
23 February 2011
Local government employers are imposing another year's pay freeze on local authority workers. They are also saying they can't afford to give the paltry £250 one-off payment for public sector workers...
28 January 2011
Witch-hunt ruled illegal: UNISON's leadership has spent three years and tens of thousands of pounds witch-hunting some of its most effective fighters. Today an Employment Tribunal has ruled that campaign of bullying to be unlawful
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