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21 April 2021
Unison union elections: Despite the recent election of 'Keir Starmer-friendly' Christina McAnea as the Unison General Secretary in January, the elections for the national executive council (NEC) could see the union executive swing to the left
11 January 2021
The result of the Unison GS election shows the mood for change in the biggest public sector union
22 November 2020
18 November 2020
Why I am backing Hugo Pierre for Unison general secretary: "It's bedlam at the care home", said one care worker, my neighbour and Unison member. She went on to say: "They admitted three more patients at the weekend. We have never been so full. Some residents
11 November 2020
Unison general secretary candidate and Socialist Party member Hugo Pierre speaking during an anti-racism demo in 2017. Click here for the latest article in the Socialist on the general secretary contest.
4 November 2020
On the 28 October, 1.4 million ballot papers will go out to Unison public sector union members to decide who should be the new general secretary and lead the union.
28 October 2020
It was two years ago that Northamptonshire Tory council invoked a Section 114 notice. Under this measure, it indicated it could only afford to spend money on essential services - in other words, it had run out of money and was, in effect, declaring itself bankrupt.
28 October 2020
'Members need a leader who will back them and fight alongside them.'
14 October 2020
Hugo Pierre, a Socialist Party member, is standing as a candidate for Unison general secretary. The Socialist will be running a series of articles over the coming weeks
7 October 2020
Socialist Party member Hugo Pierre is a candidate in Unison's general secretary election
30 September 2020
Hugo Pierre, a Socialist Party member and candidate for Unison general secretary, is on the ballot paper for the election after receiving the nomination of 31 branches across the country and the different sectors Unison organises.
9 September 2020
The Covid pandemic has exposed what decades of underfunding, cuts and privatisation have done to our public services
19 August 2020
Hugo Pierre, candidate for Unison general secretary, supported council workers on strike against plans to re-engage them on worse terms and conditions
5 August 2020
Socialist Party black and Asian members' meeting: A very well-attended Socialist Party black and Asian members' meeting on 25 July was an opportunity to discuss the Covid crisis, the Black Lives Matter demos, and how we can build a mass working-class movement to smash racism
22 July 2020
Dave Prentis leaves a legacy of failures
21 April 2020
Despite their claims of "partnership" between central and local government, it's clear the Tories have not involved councils in their Covid-19 planning at all, writes Hugo Pierre, Unison union national executive committee member (personal capacity).
6 February 2019
London traffic warden strikes for better pay.
30 January 2019
Unison has started a six-week consultative ballot of 150,000 school support staff in England for strike action against cuts to jobs, pay and conditions.
11 July 2018
"I'm sick and tired of hearing that the trade union movement is on its way out," declared Linda Taaffe in opening the conference
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