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17 February 2010
ROGER BANNISTER is a member of the Unison union's national executive, and campaigning to stand for election as Unison general secretary. Roger says the union must fight the cuts in Birmingham, which are being repeated by councils, health authorities and the education sector nationwide...
30 September 2009
Now in its fourth week, the striking bin workers in Leeds, with much support and donations from the public, are even more determined to win, writes A Unison steward.
16 September 2009
Around 600 Leeds "Streetscene" council workers, including street cleaners and refuse collectors, are on indefinite strike...
28 January 2009
THE IMPACT of the cuts in local government spending signalled by both the UK and Scottish governments in late 2008 is beginning to show, writes Brian Smith, branch secretary, Glasgow city Unison (personal capacity).
16 July 2008
SHORTLY BEFORE many thousands of local government workers went on strike on 16-17 July, council workers in one London borough, Greenwich, condemned their council's and the Brown government's hypocrisy...
25 June 2008
Unison members in local government have voted by 55% to 45% for a programme of sustained strike action against a derisory 2.45% pay offer.
4 March 2008
Greenwich Unison members have voted to accept the council's latest 'single status' proposals. This follows a successful campaign by the trade unions, led by Greenwich Unison, demanding equal pay without pay cuts.
19 February 2008
Birmingham council workers strike on 5 February 2008. Photo S O'Neill
12 February 2008
Single status has meant cuts for many. Here, Greenwich council workers lobby the council. Photo Paul Mattsson
13 December 2007
Birmingham city council: "WE'VE GOT a grudge with councillor Rudge," was one of the slogans displayed on placards by several hundred angry Birmingham city council workers... By Clive Walder
14 November 2007
On 7 November Birmingham city council workers held a demonstration outside the council house in Birmingham city centre in protest against the council's plans to force through its gender pay equalisation plans which will mean... By Ted Smith, Birmingham Socialist Party
24 August 2007
Glasgow Social Workers on strike , photo Duncan Brown
After 20 days of all-out, indefinite strike action, over 600 Glasgow social care workers won a clear victory.
"Pay hike joy for striking council staff" was the headline in a recent issue of Glasgow's Evening Times..."
Brian Smith, UNISON secretary Glasgow social work services, writes in a personal capacity.
14 August 2007
"Pay hike joy for striking council staff" was the headline of the Glasgow Evening Times....
9 August 2007
Glasgow : "This strike is solid and we are staying out for all 600" said Ann of the Gorbals area team... By Ian Leech SCW UNISON steward (Personal capacity)
12 July 2007
Salford : Salford council workers are striking against management breaking long-standing agreements and casualising their jobs...
3 May 2007
THE CAMPAIGN by Greenwich council workers to stop a package of cuts to pay and conditions is still going from strength to strength...
29 March 2007
TUC rally in Westminster against cuts in public spending, photo Paul Mattsson
26 March 2007
Glasgow's New Labour council have been forced to retreat in the face of a massive strike over their plans to cut the pay of 4,500 council workers....
8 March 2007
Southampton: IN SOUTHAMPTON, like many areas, the pain of council cuts is spread unevenly...
29 November 2006
UNISON MEMBERS in Glasgow Council have voted 2:1 in favour of strike action...
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