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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Unison conference: growing anger over health and pensions

01 July 2006
The Unison union national conference, held in Bournemouth last week, was marked by a left mood among delegates and warnings addressed to New Labour.

Unison debates pensions battle

24 June 2006
Members of Britain’s biggest public sector union have challenged their leadership’s stance on pensions negotiations, and came within a narrow margin of reigniting strike action to press their claim.

The future of the pension struggle for local government workers

24 June 2006
‘The pressure is on the leaders of Unison. They can be under no illusion that they only got away with not reinstating strike action by the skin of their teeth.

Unison local government conference pay debate

24 June 2006
The Unison union local government conference, also had a significant discussion of pay for local government workers, which took place in the wake of chancellor Gordon Brown’s declaration of his intention to clamp down on pay in the public sector.

Crucial debate on pensions at Unison conferences

17 June 2006
The Unison union’s local government conference was set to start this weekend, followed by the union’s national conference.

Unison mulls pensions deal

10 June 2006
The Unison union’s local government service group executive was meeting this week to consider key issues in the fight over pensions.

Pensions round-up

03 June 2006
The Unison union is asking its branches to consult members on the next steps in the fight to defend the local government pensions scheme (LGPS). But the consultation is very narrow.

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