Branch Blog

Blog 26: Looking forward to 2019 whilst sliding head first (01/02/19)

Hi Dudes, Blog 26 here and it’s the pre- General Election bonanza. That’s right my beloved readers our political fairground ride is riotously throwing us ecstatically from the Brexit waltzers, (candy floss in our hair), and straight onto the big wheel of party political broadcasts, door knocking, leaflet dropping, and marking your preferred candidate with […]

Blog 25: Christmas Special – including a year in review! (December 2018)

Hi Dudes, Blog 25 here and it is our Christmas special. Hang onto your baubles folks it’s gonna be quite the sleigh ride. As the seasonal snow dampens my keyboard I’m hoping to take you on a journey through the lens of UNISON Leeds Teaching Hospitals 2018, and a muse upon the upcoming twelve months. […]

Blog 24: Grovember and White Ribbon Campaign (21/11/18)

Hi Dudes, Blog 24 arriving like an Yorkshire Terrier greeting a postman. Plenty of comedy nips, hideous yaps, and the occasional opportunity for a belly rub. It’s been a busy month for your Branch. We’ve been up to all sorts. Member meetings, recruitment stalls, campaigning, and the bread and butter work of representing you, our […]

Blog 23: The blog that makes you all activists (9/11/18)

Hi Dudes, Welcome to blog 20 odd. Very odd. As odd as a sock you find in your rucksack after a weekend of camping in Cleethorpes. This is the blog which makes you all activists. Legend has it that everybody present at the 1976 Sex pistols gig at Manchester Free Trade Hall formed a band […]

Blog 22: The importance of Health & Safety – no come back! (05/10/18)

Hi Dudes, Blog 22 is here, poking its grubby face in where it’s not wanted and blowing raspberries at all the piggy’s with their adorable noses in the trough. Hold onto your riding britches, and prepare for a feast of socialist intrigue. Where shall we start? Palestine? Trump? the T.U.C conference? Brexit? the delights of […]

Blog 21: Changes to working patterns and dates for your diary (05/09/18)

Hi Dudes Blog 21 is here, plonked in a raincoat, and contemplating the approaching dark gothic nights. Summer has wilted like a (note – the editor has erased this unnecessary analogy on the basis of decency) and your Branch is preparing for autumn in much the same way as the common squirrel by nibbling on […]

Blog 20: Massive relief, the power of solidarity! (01/08/18)

Hi Dudes, Blog 20 here, bloated on a diet of sunshine and BBQ’s, and frolicking in this marvellous summer. My shorts are in permanent residence, and my milk bottle legs are verging on the magnificent precipice of colour. Anyway enough of this sartorial small talk, there is far more to discuss than the chosen garments […]

Blog 19: The NHS belongs to the people, white ribbon UK (28/6/18)

Hi Dudes, Blog 19 is here, as always with a smattering of snapshots (written Polaroid’s if you will) of all the hot topics;- with world Cup references aplenty, and fevered news from the frontline of Leeds’s lurch into that workers fairground of which we all dream. You may have read before on this Blog that […]

Blog 18: Industrial action ballot – your time to be actively involved (5/6/18)

Hi Dudes, Blog 18 here. Surfing the waves of industrial debate with all the guile and balance of an overly laden waiter confronted with Mr Tickle, and a slippery floor, and then realising he has his best bone china (perched parrot like) upon his soup stained arm.  As I write this the ballot of estates […]

Blog 17: W.O.C, happy birthday to us, marching on 5th May (02/05/18)

Hi Dudes, Blog 17 here. Shining like your most treasured candelabra, and dangling like a donkey’s carrot onto the many threads of resistance against this most loathsome of governments. If you reading this, well done, the escalating battle of Middle Eastern non-diplomacy from Mr Tramp “we are coming to get you Russia, Russia is bad. […]