At Newham London Dockside Building after a briefing & about to go out for midnight start of latest bi-monthly Rough Sleeping count. Council officers, outreach workers, volunteers and Councillors sent out in teams to various parts of the borough to …Read more…
Health workers including nurses are burned out, fed up and leaving NHS in droves
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Leading trade union, Unite, has on Friday (September 30) called on Liverpool City council to act without delay to address the hazardous conditions on the city’s Hale Road. The move follows the recent death of a much-loved union member, Cinzia Ceravolo, who, in August, was killed trying to cross Hale Road on her journey home […]
Planned strike action by bus drivers employed by Arriva in North London has been called off after the workers secured an improved pay offer, Unite the union announced on Friday (September 30). The 2,000 drivers, who are members of Unite will receive an 11 per cent pay increase from Saturday, October 15. The workforce will […]
Some health employees are now so hard up, they can’t survive without help from their employers.
The article Ministers should be ashamed that NHS staff are having to use food banks, says UNISON first appeared on the UNISON National site.
This is the presentation I gave on Monday at the LAPFF/the Smith Institute fringe alongside panel speakers, Olivia Blake MP and Professor Nick Robins. Chaired by Paul Hackett. Many thanks to Paul Hunter from PIRC for speaker notes.”First for cont…Read more…
An early morning run before conference in wet and windy Liverpool. I came across some local lads.Read more…
Nearly 600 Liverpool port workers will take seven days of fresh strike action beginning on October 11 and ending on October 17, Unite said today (September 29). As well as port operatives and engineers, who began two weeks of industrial action on September 19, senior control room operators and control room operators have now voted […]
I’m proud to be a local government worker, and I was proud to deliver a service during the very challenging period of lockdown. But being proud doesn’t feed my family, heat my home or put fuel in my car. For those things I need decent pay, in line with the rate of inflation. But the […]
I work for Toyota. And as a union we are seeing how my automotive sector and many others, such as steel, road haulage, food and many others are being badly affected by the current trading arrangements we have with Europe. This desperately needs to be improved if we are serious about supporting our industries. We […]
UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea is one of the signatories of open letter calling for urgent talks with government, amid fears of more austerity
The article Union leaders call on PM to rule out ‘crippling cuts’ to public services first appeared on the UNISON National site.
Borrowing to fund huge tax cuts for the super wealthy has taken the UK economy to the brink.
The article Government must stop the chaos and abandon its disastrous financial experiment, says UNISON first appeared on the UNISON National site.
Unite delegate and acute hospital rep Lesley Mansell demanded urgent support for NHS workers and public services as she spoke in favour of a motion on the health service at the last day of Labour Party conference on Wednesday (September 28). She began by thanking all the support given by conference to the NHS, saying […]
A rather random collection of photos from the first afternoon and evening of conference. With picture from an excellent fringe in support of Ukraine with its UK ambassador as well as David Lammy MP and John Healey MP. I asked a question how can w…Read more…
This door-stopper of a book is, first of all, a work of military history. Beevor doesn’t have much to say about the social, political or economic history of that tumultuous period in Russia. But he…Read more…
Modern childcare system is the heart of any decent society
The article Breakfast clubs will give pupils the ingredients for learning first appeared on the UNISON National site.
Labour in power would understand that well-funded public services, with properly paid staff, help grow the economy.
The article A Labour government can’t come soon enough, says UNISON first appeared on the UNISON National site.
Responding to Keir Starmer’s leader’s speech at Labour conference today (September 27), Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “The real crisis, for everyday families in Britain, is a crisis of wage cuts, frightening energy bills and now soaring rents and mortgages. So Keir Starmer’s promises for change in today’s speech are a start. “But Labour […]
Unite delegate Professor Cecile Wright made a vital intervention in a debate on the climate crisis on Tuesday (September 27) of the Labour Party conference. Cecile told conference that the climate crisis was inextricably linked with the current energy crisis, noting that “the Tories have produced a rigged market in the production and supply of […]
Unite delegate and solicitor Niamh O’Brady gave an impassioned speech in a debate on safe and secure communities at Labour party conference on Tuesday (September 27). Niamh highlighted that the legal aid system, which she said is in essence “the right to publicly funded legal representation and advice” has long been a “pillar of the […]