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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Yunus Bakhsh

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

Defend Unison activists

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

Support grows for pensions conference

18 November 2006
Unison union leaders have been forced by pressure from the rank and file to back the call for a special conference on pensions.

Defend Yunus Bakhsh

18 November 2006
Yunus Bakhsh, a leading activist in the Unison union, has now been suspended from his job as a health worker in Newcastle for six weeks.

Ballot for action in Gloucester City Council

18 November 2006
The Unison union is preparing to ballot for industrial action at Gloucester City Council.

Solidarity with activists in Unison

18 November 2006
Three activists in Unison are facing disciplinary action from the union following a walkout in protest at Tony Blair’s speech to the TUC in September this year.

Reports round-up

11 November 2006
Glasgow City Unison branch is now balloting its members for strike action over a pay review. The review is part of the city council’s single status scheme and involves pay cuts for 4,500 workers.

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.

Call for fight in Unison over pensions

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

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.

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.

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