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Reports round-up

20 May 2006
Health Service lobby Over 1,000 nurses from the Royal College of Nursing and Unison took part in a mass lobby of parliament on Thursday of last week to protest against job cuts in the NHS.

Health workers debate strikes that could take effect in three days

06 May 2006
Paul Harper is the branch secretary of Unison at the NHS Logistics depot in Maidstone, Kent


15 April 2006

Unison union activist responds to the pensions talks

15 April 2006
Dear Colleagues,


08 April 2006
Should Unison give money to New Labour? As a member of the Unison union and the Labour Party, I wholeheartedly welcome the decision by Unison Labour Link to suspend support for the Labour Party pending the outcome of the dispute over the local government pension scheme (Socialist Worker, 1 April).

The strike around the country: our action rocked Labour

01 April 2006
Cardiff: Pickets were out in force. Jane Moore, a Unison member at Cardiff Town Hall, said, "I and both of my daughters work for local government. If we didn’t do our jobs the public would be screaming.

Health managers undermine ambulance agreement

11 March 2006
Ambulance workers in Bristol and the wider Avon region are to ballot for strike action over the agenda for change pay and conditions deal. The ballot involves 350 members of the Unison union.

Stroud council workers

18 February 2006
More than 250 council workers, members of the Unison union, picketed Stroud district council, Gloucestershire, on Wednesday of last week for their second one-day strike in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Pensions round-up

11 February 2006
About 100 people lobbied the Welsh assembly on Wednesday of last week over the threat to public sector pensions. Among those taking part were members of Caerphilly, Cardiff and Rhondda Cynon Taf local government branches of the Unison union.

Council workers: 'We’re sick of bosses treating us so badly'

11 February 2006
Council workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, walked out on a one day strike on Tuesday of this week. The workers, members of the Unison union, are protesting against the imposition of changes in the council’s sickness policy.

Venezuelan workers show how to organise against neo-liberalism

04 February 2006
Sarah Allen from the Unison public sector union and Jane Hardy from the Natfhe lecturers’ union were among the British trade unionists attending the WSF. They met with teachers and some of those taking advantage of Venezuela’s ambitious education and literacy programmes

A step closer to pensions strike

04 February 2006
A massive strike over pensions at the end of March, involving 1.5 million workers, came a step closer last week after important moves by the Unison and the GMB trade unions.

Pensions round-up

04 February 2006
Lies over the rule of 85 The government says the rule of 85 must go because it breaches European Union (EU) anti?discrimination rules. But Socialist Worker has learned that the EU has denied that there is any need for this. Unison is aware of the EU’s advice.

Health workers lobby over cuts

14 January 2006
Hundreds of health workers, members of the Amicus union joined by some of their colleagues in the Unison union, lobbied MPs on Tuesday of this week.

Huddersfield college

14 January 2006
The strike by 19 caretakers in the Unison union at Huddersfield Technical College completed its tenth week of all out action with the outcome in the balance.

Local government workers set to ballot over pensions

17 December 2005
The local government section group executive of the Unison union met last week to discuss the government’s latest pensions plans.

Huddersfield Technical College

10 December 2005
Striking caretakers from Huddersfield Technical College came to London last week to speak at a Unison union meeting in Croydon and a meeting of the Unison United Left group.

Huddersfield technical college

03 December 2005
Striking caretakers in the Unison union at Huddersfield Technical College entered their fourth week of indefinite action on Monday.

Sefton action called off

03 December 2005
The long running industrial action at Sefton council on Merseyside over the victimisation of two Unison trade union officers has been called off following a deal brokered by the Acas conciliation service.

Sefton council

26 November 2005
Nigel Flanagan and Paul Summers, the two Unison union officials sacked by Sefton council on Merseyside, have hit back against the council’s attempts to smear them.

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