Tag: Unison

“£1 extra an hour for all” – UNISON and UCU national FE Strike

Tomorrow (24 February), for the first time in over a decade, UNISON and UCU in Further Education will be striking together for more pay. Mark, an FE lecturer in London discusses why they are...

SOAS is shut down in protest at union rep’s suspension, cuts and marketisation

Nilüfer Erdem and Will Searby report from SOAS where students and workers have shut down the campus in central London in response to management suspending Unison rep Sandy Nicoll and £6.5million of cuts.  Valerie Amos,...

Support John Burgess in Unison’s General Secretary election!

Charlie Hore discusses why rs21 members in Unison are supporting John Burgess in the upcoming Unison General Secretary election and the battles that the union faces.   This autumn Unison will hold an election for its...

Planning the siege on Tory party conference

  The Tories are holding their annual conference in Manchester from Sunday 4 until Wednesday 7 October. Rick Lighten reports from a People's Assembly meeting that took place in Manchester this week to begin planning...

Unison National Executive elections – vote for Reclaim the Union candidates

A Unison Branch secretary recommends that Unison members vote for Reclaim the Union candidates in the National Executive elections. Unison members are voting this month and next for the union's national executive, and in almost...

Dundee porters on strike against low pay

Mike A reports from the hospital porters' strike in Dundee. On the wall of the Medical Library at Ninewells hospital in Dundee, there is a poem by Michael Rosen. It's a fine tribute to all...

Reject the deal – restart the strikes

Mark Boothroyd, a nurse at St Thomas' Hospital, on why health workers should restart the strikes for the sake of the NHS. This was originally posted on Mark's blog. See also the Health Worker...

Strike for wages, strike for the NHS

NHS workers are on strike today from 7am to 11am over attacks on their pay. Head down and show your support at the picket lines. The rs21 leaflet supporting the strike can be found...

Tens of thousands join parade of the labour movement

Amy Gilligan reflects on Saturday's TUC demonstration. The large TUC demonstration on Saturday saw tens of thousands of trade unionists march through central London. Branch banners from across the country were visible in many of the...

First NHS pay strike for decades gets a great response from the public

by Sophie Williams (Midwives' picket line at North Manchester General Hospital  – photo by Sam O'Brien) Yesterday saw the first national NHS pay strike for 32 years, and the first strike in the 133 year history...