Unison is at a crossroads.
Over half a million council and school employees are currently balloting for strike action to win a real pay rise. If successful, this would be the biggest strike yet in the wave of action over the cost of living crisis. But the task is huge.
Health bulletin for 1 May 2023
The pay offer is an insult. Organise to fight for more.
7.2 million people are on waiting lists for NHS treatment in England.
Health bulletin for 14 December 2022
By a Unison activist THE NATIONAL Education Union has won an impressive mandate to call an official strike ballot for a cost of living pay increase. Not only did over a quarter of a million teachers vote by 86% on a 62% turnout for strike action in support of a fully-funded (i.e. increasing school budgets) […]
Joint strike committees should mobilise across all unions for a big yes vote, and demand escalating action to win
Nurses, refuse collectors, youth workers, teachers, lecturers and civil servants are being balloted.
By Rebecca Anderson A hundred Unison members picketed Leeds University this morning, an impressive turnout to kick off their week of strike action. Libraries were closed and campus was encircled by a young, angry workforce demanding the university increase its pay offer to meet the spiralling cost of living. Earlier this year, Unison members at […]
The Higher Education strike has seen vibrant picket lines and a fighting mood up and down the country.
The 14.6% turnout in the pay ballot marks a dangerous low point.
Only the rank and file can overcome the divided union leaders and deliver votes for industrial action
By Rebecca Anderson THERE IS a real opportunity for coordinated strike action between two of Britain’s largest workforces: council workers, including school support staff, and hospital employees. If successful, it could bust the public sector pay freeze and build momentum in private sector struggles for substantial pay rises. Local government and school staff have been […]
Healthworkers are being balloted over the government's insulting 3% pay offer
Government offers "insulting" 3%.
Branch activists must now co-ordinate real change from below.
Cross-union strike committees should be elected to unite the unions behind 15% and prepare coordinated action
The left should agree a common slate for NEC elections based on based on building a rank-and-file led class struggle union
The teachers' initiative is a model for workers to follow
Unison General Secretary election.