Monthly Archives: October 2013
As you’ll be aware UNISON members working in Higher Education have voted to take strike action due to the low pay offer from employers of 1%. These members have seen their pay cut by 13% over the last 4 years and yet nationally Universities have amassed a surplus of over £1.1 billion! Continue reading
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign works for peace and justice for Palestinians, in support of human rights and against all racism. Join the lobby of Parliament and help end the crisis on Wednesday 27th November, 2-6pm, Parliament, London Continue reading
Break the Blockade with the Cycle Cuba Challenge 2014 24 April – 06 May Continue reading
Please add your support to a major new online campaign for the Miami Five organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign. Continue reading
After years of campaigning more than 3200 building workers, many of who were trade union members, are to be compensated after being blacklisted from working on building sites. Continue reading
Shrewsbury 24 Campaign......
The Shrewsbury 24 were building workers who took part in the first ever national building workers’ strike in 1974. Five months after the strike the pickets were picked up by the police and a total of 243 charges placed against them. 40 years later the campaign is seeking to overturn a miscarriage of justice. Attached is a petition which we ask members to support and sign. The deadline is 30 November.
Further information on the campaign can be found at http://www.shrewsbury24campaign.org.uk/
Public Meeting – Get ready to defend jobs and services at Whipps Cross called by Waltham Forest Health Branch of Unison – defend all Barts health services and staff
- No downbanding
- No cuts to services
7pm, 23 October, Leytonstone School , James Lane (opposite Whipps Cross) Continue reading
One of our members recently fell foul of the Council’s unreliable HR procedures. The printed procedure also available on the intranet said that paid special leave was available for up Continue reading
MEMBERS APPALLED AT TRADE UNION BLACKLIST REVELATIONS AT BRANCH MEETING
UNISON members in Waltham Forest were treated to a powerful personal account of the impact of trade union black listing from our guest speaker at the Branch meeting last week. Christian Clark told the meeting about the blacklisting of trade unionists in the construction industry. Speaking from personal experience and on behalf of the Blacklist Support Group, Christian described how huge construction companies such as Kier and Carillion Continue reading