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Union round up: Unison local government conference pledges to fight cuts

Union round up: Unison local government conference pledges to fight cuts Around 400 delegates from across local government in Unison met last Saturday for the union’s first virtual sectoral conference since the start of the pandemic.

Battles at Aberdeen city council + Sandwell leisure trust + Royal London hospital

Battles at Aberdeen city council + Sandwell leisure trust + Royal London hospital Aberdeen workers are striking over plans to merge the role of housing officer and support officer

Time for change after left wins elections for Unison’s national executive

Time for change after left wins elections for Unison’s national executive This result is a reflection of the frustration felt by many Unison members

Onto the streets for the NHS on 3 July + Fighting for pay justice in Scotland

Onto the streets for the NHS on 3 July  + Fighting for pay justice in Scotland Campaigners and health workers are set to come together on 3 July in ­protests that also celebrate the NHS’s 73 birthday.

Round-up: JDE coffee, Veolia, Ealing, Norwich, Weetabix

Round-up: JDE coffee, Veolia, Ealing, Norwich, Weetabix Strikers at the Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) coffee plant in Banbury, Oxfordshire, were set to strike for 72 hours from Wednesday to Saturday this week.

Biomedical scientists + Jobcentre resistance +Abellio ScotRail + Encirc + Local Government

Biomedical scientists + Jobcentre resistance +Abellio ScotRail + Encirc + Local Government Biomedical scientists who do Covid-19 testing at a Lancashire NHS trust are ramping up their industrial action.

Council workers hit back in Norwich, Thurrock and Ealing

17 May 2021
Strikes by around 170 environmental workers in Norwich are set to begin on 26 May

Keep up the battle over NHS pay in Scotland

16 May 2021
Unison union members followed their leaders recommendation to accept 4 percent. But the RCN says it will keep pushing for a better deal.

Vote left in Unison national executive elections

06 May 2021
Voting has begun in the elections for the Unison union’s leading body, the national executive committee (NEC).

Victory against outsourcer Mitie at Carlisle hospital

01 May 2021
Solid strikes by more than 150 workers have won a commitment to unsocial hours payments

Fight Glasgow Cuts + DVLA round two + New insult at British Gas

26 April 2021
Around 60 community centres, libraries, museums and sports venues are under threat

Protesters fight US corporate takeover of GP services

23 April 2021
Health campaigners across Britain joined a day of action on Thursday against the takeover of GP practices by a US healthcare giant.

Strike move sees win for East Lancs NHS workers + St Mungo’s + SPS+ Goodlord

20 April 2021
Unison union members at East Lancashire hospitals were celebrating this week as trust bosses announced that security guards are being brought back in house.

Norwich environmental workers prepare for battle

06 April 2021
Around 170 environmental workers in Norwich have taken part in indicative ballots for strikes.

NHS workers fight back for pay justice

29 March 2021
Disputes in Airedale, Cumberland and Birmingham need support

Scottish NHS pay offer falls far short of justice for health workers

25 March 2021
The Scottish government’s offer to increase NHS pay by 4 percent has been met with fury by many health workers.

Health unions get serious in the battle to win higher pay

23 March 2021
There are more signs this week that health unions are serious about fighting for decent pay.

Fight to stop victimisation at Shrewsbury Colleges + education round-up

22 March 2021
Workers at Shrewsbury Colleges Group planned a three-day strike on Tuesday in defence of victimised NEU union rep John Boken. 

National strike ballot across BT + Battles in the NHS

15 March 2021
BT workers could be moving towards their first national strike since 1987 over planned job cuts and site closures.

New action at Heartlands

08 March 2021
Porters at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham have returned to picket lines in a long running dispute over working conditions.

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