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12 July 2017
Who controls the Labour Party remains unresolved. The pro-capitalist right wing uses the structures established under years of Blairism to preserve its position while plotting its next move
31 May 2017
The complaint that right-wing general secretary Dave Prentis's team breached the rule that forbids the use of union resources to campaign for any candidate in the election was upheld
31 May 2017
Unison Action increased the left's vote to 29 seats. The Socialist Party increased our numbers on the NEC to seven
17 May 2017
Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to abolish zero-hour contracts if elected on 8 June. And last year, Unison northern region co-convenor Nicky Ramanandi joined in the condemnations of Blairite North East Labour local authorities' use of casual labour.
1 March 2017
The hearing into rule breaking by public sector union Unison during the 2015 general secretary election ended on 22 February
11 January 2017
For years Unison activists have suspected that there has been illegitimate interference from unelected officials in the union elections in breach of the rules. As such the 2015 general secretary election was no different, except this time they got caught red handed.
23 November 2016
The fifth anniversary of the public sector pension strike allows an opportunity to reflect on the most significant and defining trade union struggle of the recent period.
16 November 2016
Almost 2,000 teaching assistants (TAs), Unison and ATL members, in County Durham struck on 8 and 9 November against the Labour council that is proposing to cut their wages.
28 September 2016
Many Corbyn supporters hope Labour can unify around an anti-austerity programme to defeat the Tories. It was soon clear, however, that the right won't accept the democratic will of Labour Party members.
29 June 2016
This year's Unison national delegate conference marked a major turning point in the union. On its final day the conference was rocked by the Brexit result and subsequent resignation of Cameron. Many delegates entering the conference on 24 June were either jubilant or confused, but that mood was not matched by the right-wing leadership of Unison.
15 June 2016
While member-led initiatives for strike action are thrown in the dustbin, democracy at the very top of the union now has massive question marks hanging over it following the scandal surrounding the recent general secretary election.
9 March 2016
The majority of trade unions support the idea of a so-called 'social Europe', but have often opposed, at least on paper, the reality of EU policies
24 February 2016
Industrially and politically, Britain's largest public sector union is under siege from the Tories' relentless austerity agenda. Meanwhile, Unison's right-wing leadership and bureaucracy resort to dirty tricks to hold the struggle back.
9 December 2015
The Unison general secretary election, and the union itself, were thrown into disarray last week with the release of a secret recording of a meeting of the London regional staff. In the meeting, held on 21 October, regional secretary Linda Perks can be heard organising staff to campaign for general secretary Dave Prentis.
2 December 2015
London Ambulance Service has become the first in the country to be placed in special measures. Failings have led to the NHS Trust Development Authority taking it over.
25 November 2015
Unison members have been leafleting workplaces
19 August 2015
Rank-and-file socialist Roger Bannister is standing for general secretary of Unison
24 June 2015
Delegates to public sector union Unison's national conference on 16 to 19 June underlined the need for a fighting strategy.
18 March 2015
Unison recall conference: For only the second time in its history, the Unison union has convened a special delegate recall conference
15 May 2013
Local government workers have had three years of pay freeze, as well as facing cuts in pay and conditions of service and massive job losses...
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