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Backing for Yunus Bakhsh in Unison

10 February 2007
The continuing campaign to defend leading health union activist, Yunus Bakhsh, from victimisation by his employer has received shocking evidence that management were able to use material produced by the Unison union to undermine support for him.

Local government pensions: Unison must organise action

27 January 2007
The ongoing dispute over the local government pension scheme (LGPS) is set to reach another important stage over the next few weeks. Proposals by the government show it has not listened to the unions.

Local government pensions strike decision postponed

20 January 2007
The Unison union’s local government service group executive decided last week that new proposals over pensions were unacceptable.

Unison branch secretary Tony Staunton wins support

20 January 2007
This month’s meeting of the South West regional council of the Unison union took place last Saturday.

Defend Yunus Bakhsh

20 January 2007
The campaign to defend Yunus Bakhsh, a leading activist in the Unison union, is gaining momentum.

Yunus Bakhsh suspended from office in Unison

20 January 2007
On Tuesday 16 January Yunus Bakhsh, one of the best known left activists in Unison, was suspended from office in the union.

Unison must take action to defend Yunus Bakhsh

13 January 2007
Yunus Bakhsh, a leading activist in the Unison union, has been suspended from his job as a health worker in Newcastle since September.

Greenwich Unison threatens single status 'new year of discontent'

06 January 2007
The Unison union is threatening Greenwich council in south east London with a "new year of discontent" over single status.

Surrey council strike wins £1,000

06 January 2007
Local government workers across Surrey struck on Thursday 21 December as part of their campaign over pay. The one-day strike was the second organised by the Unison union.

Coventry cash collectors banking on action

06 January 2007
Cash collectors at Coventry City Council struck between Christmas and the New Year over single status. The Unison union members in the exchequer banking took action as part of an ongoing wave of strikes that have hit the council.

Defend Unison activists

16 December 2006
Tony Staunton, Plymouth local government Unison branch secretary, has been suspended from office for 60 days by Unison union leaders.

Workers set for action over single status

16 December 2006
Falkirk The battle against the single status pay settlement in local government is hotting up across Britain. GMB and Unison union members working for Falkirk council in central Scotland are set to protest this Saturday and strike on Monday of next week.

Reports round-up

16 December 2006
Surrey County Council strike The Unison union in Surrey County Council, which represents 3,000 workers, has called a second strike on Thursday of next week to continue the dispute with the council over pay.

One day strike over single status at Falkirk council

16 December 2006
Workers at Falkirk council held a one strike on Monday 18 December against the council's plans to impose wage cuts to pay for single status. The workers are members of GMB and Unison unions. They both held ballots at the same time, which decided in favour of industrial action to resist the council's attacks on wages and conditions.

Sandwell Unison protest

16 December 2006
Some 60 workers at Sandwell council held a protest at a meeting of the controlling Labour group on Monday of last week.

Health service round up

09 December 2006
Unison gives its blessing for national demonstration The Unison union’s health group executive last week voted to approach the NHS Together union coalition with a view to building a national demonstration with community groups on a Saturday at the end of March.

Surrey council faces revolt over low pay

09 December 2006
Around 3,000 council workers in the Unison union struck at Surrey County Council on Thursday of last week over pay.

Defend Yunus Bakhsh

02 December 2006
Yunus Bakhsh, a leading health activist in the Unison union, has been suspended from work for eight weeks.

Glasgow workers to strike over single status

02 December 2006
Unison union members in Glasgow have voted overwhelmingly for a three-day strike, beginning on Tuesday of next week, to oppose the city council’s single status job evaluation pay review.

Defend Unison activists

25 November 2006
A number of Unison members are facing disciplinary action from the union.

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