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Fighting the outsourcers

30 April 2019
Outsourced catering workers at two South Yorkshire hospitals plan to strike for three days a week for the whole of May.

Back Unison election candidates who want an active union

23 April 2019
Unison union members are voting for seats on the national executive with the ballot closing on 17 May

Tories are making us sick, say NHS workers at Unison health conference

09 April 2019
Pressures faced by NHS workers dominated the Unison union’s health conference in Bournemouth this week.

Reports round-up: Housing activists build a movement

02 April 2019
Workers engineer a 24-hour walkout

Wildcat strike against job losses at Soas university in central London

26 March 2019
Workers at Soas University of London held an unofficial strike

Liverpool care workers won’t take night pay attack lying down

26 March 2019
Hundreds of care ­workers in north west England staged a seven?day sleep-in ban—a night shift strike—in a fight for the national minimum wage

Carers round up—Birmingham home care keep up fight + AFG strikes

19 March 2019
Care workers in Birmingham struck last Saturday against council bosses’ plans to slash jobs and run down the service.

Liverpool Women's Hospital strike for equal pay

12 March 2019
Outsourced health workers at Liverpool Women’s Hospital have ratcheted up their fight for equal pay after a solid walkout last month.

Local government round up: Birmingham care workers fight on, bins strike paused

12 March 2019
Care workers in Birmingham are keeping up the fight for their jobs and the service with strikes set for this week.

Striking care workers in North West England win support from service users

03 March 2019
660 care workers began a 48-hour strike against attacks on their pay on Saturday.

Hospital workers strike for equal pay

26 February 2019
Outsourced health workers in Liverpool took to the picket line

Birmingham bins strike sees strong fightback and solidarity

22 February 2019
Bin workers in Birmingham have staged two powerful strikes over discrimination by council management.

Glasgow strikes and #MeToo fuelled a confident mood at Unison women’s conference

19 February 2019
Around 800 women held an inspiring and rousing Unison union women’s conference in Bournemouth last week

Clamping the bosses—Camden traffic wardens' strike

19 February 2019
Jenny is glad she lives in a different London borough to the one she works in. That’s because Jenny is a traffic warden, and the abuse she suffers would make her fear leaving her home.

1,000 people rally against library cuts in Chelmsford

12 February 2019
Around 1,000 people joined a protest against library service cuts in Chelmsford

‘We won’t let the NSL bosses push us around,’ say strikers

12 February 2019
Striking traffic wardens aren’t giving up on their fight for better pay—despite an insulting offer from bosses.

Strikes get bigger for Camden traffic wardens - show solidarity on Saturday

07 February 2019
Strikers in Camden took their message directly to the Labour-run local authority’s swanky headquarters on Thursday.

Step up the battle to reinstate victimised health worker Karen Reissmann

05 February 2019
Many Unison union members are furious that their leadership is refusing to answer questions over victimised health worker Karen Reissmann.

Solid strike in Camden as traffic wardens fight NSL outsourcers over pay

05 February 2019
Strikers in Camden are “fully determined to fight and achieve what we deserve” in their pay battle against ­outsourcing giant NSL.

Unison union members stand with Karen Reissmann

29 January 2019
The Unison union leadership is facing growing calls to reinstate victimised health worker Karen Reissmann.

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