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Call for fight in Unison over pensions

04 November 2006
A rank and file initiative over local government pensions has proved a startling success.

Reports round-up

04 November 2006
Coventry council single status protest Workers in the Unison union protested on Tuesday lunchtime outside a Coventry council meeting as part of their single staus campaign.

Cardiff home carers threaten strike over job losses

28 October 2006
At a packed emergency mass meeting organised by the GMB and Unison unions last week, 380 home carers agreed unanimously to go on strike if jobs are lost as part of a social services shake-up.

Demonstrating against the suspension of NHS activist Yunus Bakhsh

21 October 2006
Around 100 trade unionists from the Unison, Amicus, PCS, UCU, NUT, T&G and GMB unions demonstrated outside the meeting room of Newcastle Trusts headquarters on Wednesday of last week. They were protesting at the summary suspension of NHS activist Yunus Bakhsh.

Balloon release for Coventry Unison single status strikes

14 October 2006
Members and supporters of Coventry Unison released 3,000 balloons on Hearsall Common last Saturday. They were highlighting their continuing strikes against Coventry council’s imposition of single status pay, and the council’s failure to backdate pay increases to "gainers" under single status.

Reports round-up

14 October 2006
Keep pushing for pensions debate The Unison union’s national executive last week voted against a request from the local government service group request for a special conference on pensions.

Key health union activist Yunus Bakhsh suspended

07 October 2006
Yunus Bakhsh, a leading activist in the Unison union, has been suspended from his job as a health worker in Newcastle.

Time for more strikes over pensions 'rule of 85' after defeat in court

07 October 2006
The Unison union’s judicial review against the government’s plans to axe the "rule of 85" in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) has been refused.

Reports round-up

30 September 2006
Lobbying Southampton Council against privatisation Some 300 members of the Unison union lobbied Southampton City Council against privatisation last week.

‘We are striking to keep the NHS public’

30 September 2006
"Hundreds of Unison members in NHS Logistics have taken part in a national strike to oppose the sell-off of essential public services to DHL - a German parcel courier.

Health union activist Yunus Bakhsh suspended

30 September 2006
Yunus Bakhsh, a leading activist in the Unison union, has been suspended from his job as a health worker in Newcastle.

Now it’s a fight for the soul of the NHS

30 September 2006
The first national strike in the NHS for 17 years began on Thursday of last week. Unison union members at five depots of NHS Logistics - the not for profit agency that supplies hospitals across England - struck for 24 hours in a battle against privatisation.

Don’t talk about privatisation - court gags a union rep

23 September 2006
Southampton city council have taken out a high court injunction to prevent a Unison union shop steward, Mike Tucker, telling his fellow workers the council’s plans for privatisation.

NHS Logistics strike confronts privatisation

23 September 2006
The first national strike in the health service for 18 years began on Thursday evening. The 24-hour strike by 1,000 members of the Unison union at NHS Logistics saw low paid workers in direct confrontation with New Labour’s privatisation policies.

Coventry council workers go into battle

16 September 2006
The result of a strike ballot by council workers in the Unison union in Coventry over a single status deal was expected this week.

Coventry porters' action wins a cash prize

09 September 2006
Forty porters, members of T&G and Unison, at the new PFI-funded University Hospital in Coventry stopped work for four hours on Friday of last week.

NHS Logistics ballot for strike

02 September 2006
Unison union members at five sites of NHS Logistics, the not for profit agency that supplies hospitals, are balloting for strike action against privatisation.

Mediation in Merseyside and Cheshire ambulance dispute

26 August 2006
Ambulance workers in Merseyside and Cheshire have won independent mediation in a bitter dispute over pay and conditions. The workers are members of the Ambulance Service Unison (ASU) - a breakaway from the Unison union.

NHS logistics to ballot for strike

29 July 2006
Workers in the Unison union at NHS Logistics, the not for profit body that supplies hospitals across the NHS, are planning to ballot for strike action.

Health pensions

08 July 2006
The Unison union health service executive voted last week to recommend a pensions deal which for 90 percent of health workers would involve an increase in contributions from 6 percent to 6.5 percent.

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