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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
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...
1 May 2013
Local government employers have come back with their so-called final offer for this year's pay deal - a miserable 1%, writes Glenn Kelly.
10 April 2013
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20 March 2013
Socialist Party member Glenn Kelly has been re-elected secretary of Unison's Bromley council branch
19 July 2011
Bromley council Unison's officers and stewards have resigned from Unison and are to join Unite
3 March 2011
Four Socialist Party members, unjustly suspended from office by Unison, have won a major victory at an employment tribunal...
2 February 2011
Four Socialist Party members were disciplined by Unison on trumped-up charges of racism, after producing a leaflet at the 2007 Unison conference, challenging the Standing Orders Committee (SOC) about ruling resolutions off the conference agenda, writes Glenn Kelly.
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