Tag Archives: UNISON

The Trust failed to justify Gloria Emmanuel’s pay being lower than her male comparator’s, a maintenance supervisor.

London nurse wins landmark equal pay case

UNISON helped a nurse win a landmark equal pay claim against City & Hackney Teaching Primary Care Trust. The Trust [...]
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There will be widespread picket lines across Southampton on 3 August

Strike action spreads in Southampton – Social Work staff to strike

Update from Mike Tucker UNISON NEC and Southampton Branch Secretary Thanks to Union Futures website 1. Industrial Action On Wednesday [...]
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Dave Prentis and UNISON

I find myself in the very unusual position of suggesting a moderate union leader has engaged in infantile ultra-leftism. I’m [...]
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'Stop the great pensions robbery'

(22/06/11) “Lies, damned lies and the inventions of a Tory poodle.” That was how Jane Carolan described what UNISON is [...]
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The future is not orange. The future is purple and green

Birmingham members to strike against savage cuts

(22/06/11) UNISON council workers in Birmingham have voted to take industrial action in protest against a new contract proposed by [...]
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UNISON response to NHS Future Forum

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, said today that the Future Forum’s report into the NHS Health and Social Care Bill, [...]
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Billions wasted on Trident could stop cuts, warns UNISON chief

Commenting on the Defence Secretary Liam Fox’s announcement that the cost of a new fleet of Trident nuclear missile submarines [...]
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UNISON calls on Lansley to hear the criticism and drop the bill

Health Minister Andrew Lansley must do more than listen – he must hear and act on the barrage of criticism [...]
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Southampton UNISON members vote for industrial action

The result of the industrial action ballot which closed this morning was as follows: PREPARED TO TAKE STRIKE ACTION Number [...]
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Sheffield University members to ballot on strike action

(03/05/11) Some 2,000 UNISON members at Sheffield University will begin balloting over strike action this week to protect their pensions. [...]
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Connexions staff protest in Birmingham over job losses and office closures

By Kat Keogh, Birmingham Post April 6th Hundreds of staff at a Birmingham youth service staged a city centre rally [...]
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Health workers gear up to defend pensions

This is another report of the UNISON health conference from the UNISON Active blog UNISON delegates to health conference in [...]
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£1bn social care funding gap piles pressure on NHS

Commenting on a report from The King’s Fund, which shows that local authority social care services face a funding gap [...]
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Government will use Hutton report to raid public sector pensions

UNISON chief, Dave Prentis, is warning that the Government will use today’s Hutton report as a Trojan horse to raid [...]
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Southampton hospital workers strike again

Last time it was snowing and raining, this time bright sunshine greeted the still solid and growing strike by 250 [...]
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UNISON victory over "NHS privatisation tax"

UNISON is claiming a victory over the NHS “privatisation tax”, after the Government withdrew damaging plans to allow private companies [...]
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Union's legal challenge over Somerset hospital staff's terms

Unions representing staff at a West hospital have lodged a legal challenge against “unilateral” changes to terms and conditions of [...]
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Britain’s biggest public sector union found guilty in court – Witch-hunt ruled illegal

From Glenn Kelly At a time when 150,000 council workers are facing redundancy and another 100,000 have been told they [...]
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Nurses Vote on Action to Stop Cuts at St Georges Hospital

Four hundred Theatre Nurses and Practitioner members of health care union UNISON at St Georges hospital, South London, have started [...]
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1,600 job losses in Heart of England NHS Trust- UNISON response

Commenting on the news that 1600 – 20% of staff – at Heart of England NHS Trusts are set to [...]
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Hundreds protest at council and health cuts in Southampton

Thursday 20th January 2011 By Matt Smith Political reporter Daily Echo NEARLY one thousand council and health workers took to [...]
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Doncaster Council strike ballot

18 January 2011 Doncaster Council’s biggest trade union has started the ball rolling over a prospective strike over public spending [...]
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Health workers reject divisive two year freeze

UNISON has joined UNITE in relecting the ‘pay cuts for job security’ deal offered by NHS management. Members of UNISON’s [...]
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Why the NHS 'pay cuts for job security' deal is flawed and unacceptable

Ahead of Monday’s special meeting of the UNISON health service group executive, UNISON Northern regional health committee has voted to [...]
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St georges nurses vow to defend the NHS

Nursing and NHS professionals at St Georges, Tooting, South London started 2011 by taking time out at lunch time to [...]
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Hospital strikes

(20/12/10) Striking hospital support staff in Buckinghamshire and Southampton have held marches and rallies to publicise their dispute with private [...]
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Sefton UNISON fights £38m cut backs?

Sefton UNISON Local Government Branch is fighting back against the 1,000 threatened job losses and £38m frontloading cuts next financial [...]
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UNISON members to consider 'tough choice'

Through gritted teeth I post this UNISON Press Release for your information. What was it at the TUC Congress? “Coordinated [...]
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Unions to seek strike ballot for Sefton council staff

by John Siddle, Liverpool Echo December 8th UNIONISTS said they have a “massive mandate for industrial action” after Merseyside council [...]
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UNISON pledges £20 million to fight savage cuts

The UK’s largest public sector union, UNISON, has today (8 December) set up a £20 million fighting fund to combat [...]
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Trade unions may call one-day strike across Scotland

Paul Hutcheon Herald Scotland 5 Dec 2010 Concerted nationwide industrial action has moved a step closer after one of the [...]
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Union's legal challenge may scupper council budget cuts

Some of the biggest council public sector cuts in Britain could be undone by a pioneering legal challenge by a [...]
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"UNISON gears up for lunchtime protests against further education funding cuts"

UNISON, the UK’s largest public sector union, is gearing up to join students, staff and other unions, for Save EMA [...]
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UNISON – Follow the leaders?

From Jon Rogers blog In the spirit of supporting other trade union bloggers when they get blogging right – by [...]
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Five-day Kirklees Council strike moves step closer

Barry Gibson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner November 17th 2010 A FIVE-DAY council workers’ strike has moved a step closer. Trade union [...]
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Social enterprises 'A leap in the dark' warns UNISON

UNISON, the UK’s largest public service union, today warned that Government plans to push ahead with large NHS social enterprise [...]
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UNISON NHS survey reveals front-line pressures

UNISON, the UK¹s largest public service union, is warning that staff shortages, recruitment freezes and redundancies are set to ‘turn [...]
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UNISON to consult on industrial action over abolition of schools support staff pay body

UNISON, the UK’s leading public sector trade union, today said it would be consulting members on taking industrial action over [...]
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More than 26,000 Birmingham City Council staff offered voluntary redundancy

More than 26,000 staff at Birmingham City Council are being given the opportunity to volunteer for redundancy. A trawl of [...]
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Trade Union responses to Lord Young's report on Health & Safety

Here are initial responses from the RMT, GMB and UNISON to Lord Young’s report on Health & Safety Young report [...]
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Hutton report – UNISON response

Dave Prentis, UNISON General Secretary, said: “Our key priority is to make sure that our members’ pension schemes, that they [...]
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NHS Oxfordshire announces … One in three NHS jobs to go

At today’s Board Meeting of NHS Oxfordshire released a bombshell. Tucked away on page 30 of a QIPP (Quality, Innovation, [...]
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Health workers vote to keep their services in the NHS

HEALTH professionals in Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland have voted for a second time to keep services within the remit [...]
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Working together to fight the cuts and promote public services

PCS and Unison joint statement PCS and Unison are committed to working together to fight cuts and promote public services. [...]
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PCS and UNISON forge alliance to fight cuts

8 September 2010 Two of the UK’s biggest public sector unions, UNISON and PCS, representing 1.7 million workers, have pledged [...]
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UNISON takes legal action over NHS white paper

UNISON, the UK’s largest public service union, today started legal action against the Secretary of State for Health, challenging his [...]
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Kirklees Unison strike ballot launched

Kirklees Unison has launched a formal industrial action ballot, to begin strike action in September to challenge the council’s headlong [...]
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Scottish UNISON members reject pay offer

UNISON members in Scotland have overwhelmingly rejected a pay offer from local government employers. The result of a consultative pay [...]
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Health union threatens court action over NHS privatisation proposals

Friday 06 August 2010 Health service workers are on collision course with the government over sweeping changes to the NHS [...]
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Victory for Yunus Bakhsh as health trust is bashed

Yunus Bakhsh by Yuri Prasad From http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=21968 Yunus Bakhsh, a highly respected trade unionist from Newcastle, has won a four-year [...]
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Lambeth's “Co-operative Council” – UNISON response

What follows is the branch’s initial response to Lambeth Council’s proposals to become a “Co-operative Council.” We intend to sound [...]
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Personal report of NEC member to London Branches concerning democracy in UNISON

I am writing to London UNISON branches for whom I have email addresses, as one of your members of our [...]
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‘We told the bosses we’d escalate if they didn’t meet our demands’

Lessons of the North Devon Hospital dispute One of the main aims of the conference is to learn from successful [...]
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Sodexo members strike in North Devon

More than 200 UNISON members working for Sodexo at the North Devon NHS Trust are due to start a two-day [...]
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Re Proposed Dismissal of elected Trade Union Facilitator by Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

UNISON Press Release Zena Dodgson, elected Trade Union Facilitator at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust lodged an appeal against [...]
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Union activist threatened with redundancy as management propose to appoint union convenor!

Zena Dodgson, the elected Trade Union Facilitator (TUF) for staff at East Surrey, Crawley and Horsham hospitals, has been threatened [...]
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UNISON challenges proposed NHS cuts

Today convenors (senior stewards) from the Oxfordshire Health UNISON branch met and discussed the proposed cut of 240m in NHS [...]
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Leeds Cleaning Strike

600 members of GMB and Unison have been on strike since the 7th September over Leeds Council’s proposals to level [...]
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UNISON NEC: And the winner is?

This is from UNISON NEC member Jon Rogers blog The first meeting of the newly elected National Executive Council(NEC) was [...]
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"No more blank cheques"

A UNISON Press release from today’s session of their conference Dave Prentis laid down the gauntlet to the Labour government [...]
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Glasgow City UNISON ballots for strike action

This is from the Glasgow City UNISON website The Council intends to cut some of your co-workers wages in April. [...]
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Local Government – Unison to ballot for strike action?

UNISON’s committee covering local government has voted to reject the government’s 2.45% pay offer and to ballot its members for [...]
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Lambeth Council bans trade union from staff conference

Lambeth’s Labour-led Council has sunk to new depths by refusing the trade union UNISON, which represents more than 2,000 council [...]
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Call for Hospital cleaning drive

This is a UNISON press release. It’s a potentially good initiative so long as it is translated into campaigning activity. [...]
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Birmingham Council workers to strike against pay cuts

UNISON press release (30/01/08) Council workers in Birmingham will bring the city to a halt next Tuesday if their warnings [...]
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"Council workers ask for 6% to ‘catch up and match up’"

UNISON Press Release (14/01/08) Town hall unions including UNISON, GMB and TGWU-Unite have agreed a pay claim for this year [...]
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Strike in support of Karen Reissman suspended

NATIONAL CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED UNISON members voted today to suspend their indefinite strike of community mental health teams and will return [...]
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Karen Reissman loses appeal

Press release from Manchester Community and Mental Health Unison Protest in Manchester Tuesday 11th December as Karen Reissmann, nurse and [...]
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Reinstate Karen Reissman

Report by Manchester Community and Mental Health branch, UNISON Published: 05/11/07 On Monday November 5th Karen Reissmann, CPN and UNISON [...]
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Breakthrough? Give us a break!

Here’s the take of a new UNISON EC member from Oxford on the revised Local Government pay offer.  http://unisonmaid.blogspot.com   As reported [...]
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Local government workers reject pay cut

From the UNISON website  (07/08/07) The threat of strikes across England, Northern Ireland and Wales has moved closer with UNISON’s [...]
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UNISON witch-hunt?

A complaint to the General Secretary of UNISON following the UNISON South West Regional Council on 8th October 2006 stated [...]
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