Branch Blog

Blog 16: Wholly Owned Company News – Don’t look here (26/03/18)

Hi Dudes Blog 16 arriving on your doorsteps, recently chewed up by the family dog and bursting with Trade Union intrigue. (Subsequent editions come with a free collectable Union hero. Next month your very own two inch ceramic Bob Crow) Thankyou all who turned up to our AGM’s. We had our best turn out in […]

Blog 15: AGM madness (27/02/18)

Hi Dudes, Blog 15 is here and it’s doused in neon Annual General Meeting (AGM) madness – Yes folks this is the A.G.M special. The anticipatory buzz is so rampant around the hospital I’m sure I saw two of our Branch officers actually smile last week (maybe their planning a coup against the chair!!). So […]

Blog 14: Do more for less (02/02/18)

Hi Dudes, Blog 14 here. This blog is now entering its difficult teenage years. Prepare for foul smelling socks, indignant frowning, petulance, and careless rebellion (in other words a Trade Union Blog) Richard Burgon the Labour MP who’s constituency includes ST James University Hospital is quoted as saying “I believe the Conservative Government has taken NHS […]

Blog 13: So much to fight for in 2018! (02/01/18)

Hi Dudes Blog 13 here and it’s the post-Christmas bumper edition. Jam packed full of Christmas versions of all your favourites including ;- “The Reindeers have Grievanced their Carrot Suppliers”, “Mrs Claus and her Attendance Management Woes”, and featuring more Ho Ho Ho’s than a misogynistic rap song. Ah Yuletide, where normal people take time […]

Blog 12: A very busy 2017 – A year in review (01/12/17)

Hi Dudes We are now up to Blog 12. The dirty dozen. A dozen delicious and disgraceful musings read by a couple of bored delinquents on nights, my Mam, and MI5. This month (as the old year hobbles to an end like a geriatric Mongoose) I’m going to focus on what your UNISON Trade Union […]

Blog 11: Scrap the cap! #PayUpNow campaign (02/11/17)

Hi Dudes, Blog eleven has arrived – Bursting upon your electronic screens with all the chaotic brilliance of a firework launched from between Jeremy Hunts austerity clenched buttocks (take care on bonfire night kids). I hope in four hundred years’ time effigies of me will be burnt to symbolise my noble efforts in destroying this […]

Blog 10: Pay Up Now! How to get involved with our campaign (29/09/17)

Hi Dudes, This ridiculous Blog is now into double figures. Hurrah. Hopefully you are more informed, and energised by reading it. Hopefully I’ve conveyed to you all that we want YOUR input and involvement in YOUR union. You are our eyes, and ears, and ultimately our power in workplace negotiation and bargaining. Without your backing […]

Blog 9: NHS winter and nuclear winter? (05/09/17)

Hi Dudes I am afraid this month’s blog isn’t the usual candy floss and bubble-gum. This is written from the seedy shadow of Uncle Donald’s nuclear cloud, and takes a far gloomier tone than normal. This blog asks the question what the clucking bell is going on with North Korea? It also looks at the […]

Blog 8: Why are food banks needed in 5th largest economy? (04/08/17)

Hi Dudes Blog Eight here, dazzling with rare flamboyance; – like Julie Goodyear dipped in French garlic, and rolled in Blackpool glitter. “Bail out the banks” we yell” – not those banks silly – but food banks. Fill ‘em up, and help us help some of the 13 million people in the UK who live […]

Blog 7: Growing inequality between rich and poor (30/06/17)

Blog seven is here, dancing upon your computer screens, and peeping its irrelevant head up like a Meerkat dressed in a Sgt Pepper suit. You lucky readers don’t know how lucky you are. This blog was nearly scrapped. It was to be thrown on scrap heap along with coal pits, shell suits, and the Tories […]