Tag: Unison

Protestors in support of Paul Holmes. Banner reads 'We stand with Paul'

An injury to Paul is an injury to us all

UNISON President Paul Holmes, a prominent left-winger, was been suspended by his employer during a strike two years ago on secret charges. UNISON has suspended Holmes and his branch. Sam O'Brien reports from a solidarity protest.
UNISON flags. Keywords: UNISON general secretary election

Back Paul Holmes for UNISON general secretary

UNISON members need to turn the page on a decade of inaction in the face of Tory austerity. Paul Holmes' rank-and-file candidacy is a chance to put this argument front and centre

Strikes in the time of coronavirus

How can workers respond to the unfolding coronavirus crisis, without forfeiting our collective power?  A UCU member reflects. Originally published on Notes from Below.
Picket line conversation

Picket line conversations

A Unison member reflects on conversations on the picket-lines that offered a different vision about how universities could and should be run.

‘Courageous conversations’: students occupy SOAS library

This week students at SOAS occupied the library in opposition to cuts. Seth Uzman points to the wider education struggles they are part of.

We are working women and we make Glasgow

The strike that began today (Tuesday 23 October 2018) in Glasgow may be the biggest equal pay strike in UK history. Pete Cannell reports on Day One. Thanks to Christine, Mike and Eric for their contributions...

Agency cleaners score landmark victory over SOAS management

Outsourced cleaners at SOAS have scored a milestone win - and shown that precarious workers can fight and win

‘There are no foreigners here except the bosses’: Precarious workers strike back

Leo Zeilig, author of An Ounce of Practice (Hoperoad, 2017), describes recent precarious workers' strikes at the University of London. By eight in the morning on Tuesday last week it had already been raining for...
Durham TA's campaign logo

Durham Teaching Assistants – an inspiring struggle

Durham Teaching Assistants in UNISON are fighting against plans to cut their pay by 23% - plan backed up with a threat from the Labour Council to dismiss all 2700 of them and make...

Unison and UCU strike together in FE over fair pay

Jessica Redman, a Unison member at a college in London, reports from Wednesday's FE strike Wednesday 24 February saw Unison and UCU members in Further Education colleges across England strike together over pay for the first...