Category Archives: Campaigns

Have your say on the future of the BBC......

Government plans to rip out the heart of the BBC are taking shape. Imagine a BBC where Newsnight is riddled with adverts. Or a BBC so underfunded that independent news becomes a thing of the past and the airwaves are dominated by Rupert Murdoch’s media. This is what the Government wants. Continue reading

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UNISON Recruitment Campaign......

UNISON is back on TV!  UNISON is running a nationwide advertising campaign on TV, radio and in the press.  The campaign will be running for six weeks – look out for the adverts in the Metro newspaper. Continue reading

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Protect the right to strike. Lobby the Trade Union Bill.......

This autumn, MPs and peers will discuss the trade union bill – which threatens the basic right to strike. Continue reading

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Striking workers at London’s National Gallery need your support today......

London’s National Gallery is one of the world’s greatest art museums.  It attracts over six million visitors a year, making it the second most popular attraction in the UK.

It is also the scene of a bitter industrial dispute, with staff on strike since February this year. Continue reading

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Fight the TU Bill......

The trade union movement is facing the most vicious attack for decades in the form of the Trade Union bill which is currently going through parliament. Initially the Bill was to restrict strike action but more and more measures are being added. These include stopping the deduction of union subs from salaries, allowing agency workers to carry out the work of strikers, threatening pickets and protesters with ASBO’s and restricting our political funds making it more difficult to campaign on various issues.  Continue reading

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CND Hiroshima Day......

Screening of The War Game Thursday 6 August 6pm at Friends House with panel discussion with Kate Hudson and Bruce Kent https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hiroshima-day-screening-of-the-war-game-tickets-17616868528

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Trade Union Bill will shift the balance of power in the workplace, warns TUC......

Commenting on today’s  (Wednesday) publication of the Trade Union Bill, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This Bill is an unnecessary attack on workers’ rights and civil liberties that… Continue reading

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Have your say in the Labour leadership election......

If you’re a member of UNISON’s Affiliated Political Fund, then you’re eligible to vote in Labour’s forthcoming leadership election – and, for those in London, the election for a London mayoral candidate.  Continue reading

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Whipps Cross Hospital in Crisis demo – Wednesday 3 June......

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The UNISON banner at the lunch time protest outside the hospital main entrance

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Whipps Cross Hospital In Crisis......

As you are probably aware Whipps Cross has massive financial difficulties which threaten its future as a General Hospital. The Waltham Forest Trades Council have called for a protest about the cause of the problem, which is the massive PFI debt that has been brought to Whipps Cross through the amalgamation with Barts. Please have a look at the attached leaflet and join us for a lunch time protest outside the hospital main entrance on Wednesday 3rd June 2015 staring at 12 noon and ending at 2pm. Even if you can only spare a few minutes of your lunch break on the day please do come along and support our local hospital, the health workers and our local community.

 

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