Tag: Unison

Two public sector strikes suspended: proposed council deal offers little

The local government and tube strikes set for next Tuesday have been called off, though the new deal on offer to council workers is little better than the previous one. Two key public sector strikes...

Public sector strikes: a guide to who’s on strike when and why

Next week will see groups of workers from across the public sector taking industrial action in defence of pay and services. The week will culminate with trade union demonstrations in London and Glasgow on...

Secret diary of a NHS nurse

In the first of a new series that looks at what it's like on the ground for NHS workers facing cuts and privatisation, our correspondent under the pseudonym "the secret nurse", describes her experience applying...

Up to 1.4 million to strike on #J10

Over 1.4 million workers from ten different unions are striking on #J10. NUT, PCS and FBU have called national strikes, while Unison, GMB and Unite have called out their local government sections. Local disputes...

Unison delegates angry over moves to quash domestic violence motion

(picture: Unison bloc at last year's Manchester demonstration against health cuts) The Unison union's annual conference is taking place in Brighton this week. The main themes running through it have been the forthcoming pay strikes...

Lambeth College strike goes into its fourth day – report from the picket lines

Workers at Lambeth College voted last month for an indefinite strike to defend themselves against a principal who seems hell-bent on wrecking Further Education in the Borough.

Event: Thanet Freedom Festival, 19 July

A multi-cultural anti-racist community event in the spirit of Love Music Hate Racism. Freedom Festival Lineup  Spookasonic Sam Bumble Spyplane Nicola Booth Milky Negro OHHMS Avenge Thee + Naime Snowden Colliery Brass Band Roma Choir (plus 2 more Roma acts) Milos and Niklolas Lucia Xavier Dimitris Michailidis All...

University staff should reject a 2% rise

Amy Gilligan is a researcher and UCU member at Cambridge. This article originally appeared at the Labour blog Left Futures. (pic: UCU strike at Manchester Metropolitan University.) UCU and EIS members in higher education are currently...

Lambeth College staff vote to ballot for strike action

At a packed branch meeting on Wednesday, members of UCU and Unison voted to ballot for indefinite strike action over proposed new contracts.