Write for rights campaign

Over the last two months the Branch have been taking part in the Amnesty International Write for rights campaign, culminating on December the 10th (Human Rights Day) 40 individual letters and actions were completed. Solidarity to the oppressed worldwide from UNISON Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

Blog 37: Staying positive and public transport wrestling

Hi Dudes, Blog 37 here, and as 2020 arrives aren’t we all full of hope and vigour? Well if hope and vigour is a new real ale promoted by a micro brewery possibly. However real hope and glory seems in short supply when you see Australia burning , ol Trumpys warmongering, and the Prospect of […]

Health workers in Bradford win privatisation battle

Wholly owned subsidiary plans dropped Plans by the Bradford NHS Trust to transfer porters, cleaners, security staff and others into a private company have been scrapped, says UNISON. Earlier this year, senior managers at the Trust announced plans to transfer hundreds of staff into a new wholly owned subsidiary company. Extremely unhappy at the prospect of […]

Blog 29: Deeds not words (10/05/19)

Hi Dudes, Blog 29 here and today we come out swinging like a growling heavyweight boxer, who has stepped on his sons Lego and has found his next door neighbours slippers under his boyfriend’s bed. This is the angry militant blog that demands action. That screams for change, and is fed up of e petitions […]

Blog 4: Mixture of experienced (frazzled) and fresh faced activists (23/03/17)

Blog four here. We survived AGM season, and the London NHS demonstration !!! The fact that most of our demonstrators came away with a mere police caution, and only three of us were arrested for breaching decency laws is a record for your unruly branch (apparently it is now an offence to be found frolicking […]

Blog 3: AGM time and not one but two demos (03/03/17)

Blog three here. I’ve been getting some really good feedback from this so I’m going to continue annoying you for a bit longer ( feedback including “hey mate , stop babbling on and get on with ya job”) It’s all go in the branch as spring see’s three main events. 1/ It’s the branch AGM […]

Blog 1: My name is John, and I am Branch Chair (03/01/17)

My name is John , and I am Branch Chair. I thought it may be of interest to describe to UNISON members and non-members alike what my role entails. Hopefully one of you out there will read this and decide to become active within the union movement, and help us oversee the destruction of the […]

NHS needs investment instead of unpaid overtime

Responding to new Labour Party analysis published today (Friday) suggesting NHS staff work one million hours of unpaid overtime each week, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The NHS is running on fumes after years of underfunding. Chronic understaffing has left us with a system propped up by the goodwill of devoted health workers. “It […]

5 things UNISON are doing for young workers

UNISON has around 63,000 young members. If you are a UNISON member and under 27 years of age you are automatically entitled to participate as a young member. Why not get involved and help us campaign for the issues affecting young workers.

Going for growth

Check out the video here.