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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Crucial battle after two activists sacked

12 November 2005
Sefton council on Merseyside has thrown down the gauntlet to the country’s biggest public sector union by sacking Nigel Flanagan and Paul Summers, two full time activists with Sefton Unison.

‘We need unity across the public sector to stop this divide and rule’

29 October 2005
Mladen Maric, assistant branch secretary Brent local government Unison

Eileen Short wins big support

15 October 2005
Members of the communications team at Tower Hamlets council are being balloted in the coming week by both the National Union of Journalists and the Unison union over the council’s treatment of Unison shop steward and Defend Council Housing campaigner Eileen Short.

Sunderland council workers

08 October 2005
Council workers in Sunderland council are set to be balloted over a pay review that would lead to wage cuts for at least 2,700 staff. The Unison and GMB unions are recommending that members reject the deal.

New industiral action in Sefton council

08 October 2005
Members of the Unison union in Sefton council on Merseyside were set to start an escalating programme of selective industrial action on Wednesday of this week.

Selective strike action to start in Sefton

01 October 2005
Council workers in the Unison union in Sefton, Merseyside, are to start an escalating series of selective actions in their battle against the victimisation of two union reps.

Tower Hamlets victimises DCH campaigner

01 October 2005
Unison shop steward and Defend Council Housing campaigner Eileen Short is facing redundancy after her bosses at Tower Hamlets council in east London attempted to push her out of her job as press officer.

New moves in Sefton

24 September 2005
The North West regional committee of the Unison union has launched an urgent financial appeal for members in the Sefton branch on Merseyside. 

Strike to defend key union activists in Sefton

10 September 2005
Some 2,000 council workers in Sefton, Merseyside, struck on Wednesday and Thursday of last week. They were demanding the reinstatement of two leading trade union activists suspended by Sefton council on trumped-up disciplinary charges.

The battle continues to defend Sefton reps

03 September 2005
Council workers in Sefton, Merseyside, were set for a 48-hour strike this week over the victimisation of activists in their Unison union branch.

‘Health cuts are destroying lives’ — voices from the front line

20 August 2005
Steve Sweeney member of Cambridge Health Unison

Hundreds hear Respect's alternative on national speaking tour

02 July 2005
About 500 people crowded in to an electric fringe meeting organised by Respect and the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) at the Unison union conference in Glasgow last week.

Unison conference — rocky road for the right wing

02 July 2005
Unison's national delegate conference, held in Glasgow last week, saw the union commit itself to a series of tough policies over privatisation, pensions and opposition to the Labour government’s domestic agenda.

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