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11 November 2020
After some discussion, we decided to do a normal campaign stall at our usual time, despite lockdown and uncertainty of how police, and more importantly the public would react.
7 October 2020
Socialist Party member Hugo Pierre is a candidate in Unison's general secretary election
23 September 2020
The government claims that testing for key workers in the NHS, care and schools is provided.
4 March 2020
The snow didn't stop staff, parents, children and supporters turning out on the picket line. St Bede's in Redbridge took their first day of strike action against the school becoming a privatised academy.
18 September 2019
After a series of strikes and a threat of more to come, management at Ilford County High School has agreed to withdraw its unacceptable proposals
12 June 2019
28 socialists who are supporters of broad left group Unison Action have been re-elected to the national executive committee of public sector union Unison maintaining its position on the 67-strong committee.
13 March 2019
The government's last ditch attempt to bribe enough Labour MPs to back Theresa May's Brexit deal has seemingly backfired - with only a few Blairites prepared to back her.
30 January 2019
The recent indicative ballot of 82,500 teachers in England in the National Education Union (NEU) saw an overwhelming 85% vote for strike action.
31 January 2018
The fight for coordinated strike action to win fair pay for public sector workers took a step closer on 23 January when the elected Unison national committee for local government workers voted to recommend rejection of the 2% pay offer to its 600,000 members.
28 June 2017
Like Theresa May, general secretary Dave Prentis and his supporters looked like the team who had won but lost
12 October 2016
Having called off the strike action and lost the court case, many will be wondering if it's all over for the junior doctors. Will they now be forced onto the new contracts with all that entails for their pay, working lives and the threat to NHS services?
4 May 2016
Brendan Barber, former leader of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), has co-authored an article with David Cameron backing the European Union (EU).
15 July 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles.
1 July 2015
On the back of their shock general election win, the Tories think they are untouchable. In one borough in south-east London, they plan to outsource more than 90% of staff.
12 June 2015
Seven additional left-wingers have been elected to Unison's national executive committee
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
20 August 2013
Standing room only as over 100 people attend packed public meeting, called by Waltham Forest Unison Health branch, to defend Whipps Cross Hospital
14 August 2013
On 9 August, after six tortuous years, an employment tribunal dealing with the Unison leadership's illegal banning of the 'Socialist Party Four' from office issued its judgement as to what compensation Unison would have to pay, writes Glenn Kelly, Unison (personal capacity).
12 August 2013
Employment tribunal dealing with the Unison leadership’s illegal banning of the ‘Socialist Party Four’ from office issues judgement on what compensation Unison has to pay
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