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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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