Blog 43: We know our worth

Hi Dudes, Blog 43 is here and its staring down the clueless government and saying “No Pay Rise for NHS staff… really? I think the Eton educated dummies have misread the room. We will not be messed around any longer. WE KNOW OUR WORTH. NHS PAY – Wow, we’ve had some crazy reaction to our […]

Blog 42: Race for equality

Hi Dudes, Blog 42 is here and in keeping with current events ( like the last 400 years) I am focusing on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests. A grass roots campaign that fights oppression, educates, and gets results. I hope some of you attended, or saw the pictures from the massive rally in Leeds – Millennium Square last Sunday (14th […]

Blog 41: Thank you’s, branch updates and campaigning for a fair future

Hi Dudes, Blog 41 is here, once again I will replace the funnies with more of a general update. It doesn’t feel right to be cracking jokes with my trademark rapier like sharpness quite yet. (This is my excuse for losing my wit – a bit like what happened to John Cleese in the 80’s). […]

Blog 40: Heroes, PPE, and honouring those who have died at work

Hi Dudes Blog 40 is here, beaming out a positive rainbow in this horrible time. UNISON members and the NHS in general have never been shown in such a wonderful light. To be the tiniest cog in this wonderful organisation makes me incredibly proud – Our / Your colleagues are hero’s, I’ve always known that, […]

Blog 39: Coronavirus

Hi Dudes, Blog 39 here. Obviously this Blog is going to take a slightly different tone to the usual frolics.  Things are changing so rapidly that by the time you read these things may be out of date. Please keep up to date via government announcements / websites, and the trusts daily update. Remember to […]

Blog 38: UNISON is there to support our members

Hi Dudes Blog 38 is here and you find us dancing in this joyous rain and splashing our way to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) TUESDAY 3rd March 2020 AGM 1 : LGI – 07:15am –    Food Court, Clarendon Wing AGM 2 : SJUH – 16:00pm  – UNISON offices, Beckett Wing Please all c’mon down […]

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 […]

Blog 36: UNISON is there to support you (13/12/19)

Hi Dudes Blog 36 is here and you will notice an unusually muted tone. No flamboyance, no politics, not a squeak of the General Election as I am censored by purdah (the period in the run-up to an election when there is a restriction in place on publicising the views of political parties). It’s a […]

Blog 35: From cradle to grave or from Eton to Washington? (05/11/19)

Hi Dudes, Blog 35 is here, sparkling and feeling dandy and energised for the election fight of our lives to save #OurNHS. December 13th could be the dawn of a fantastic new fair and equitable country for us all, or it could be then deepest, darkest, longest winter for our public services. Do we rise […]

Blog 34: #climatestrike #labourpartypledges #growvember (04/10/19)

Hi Dudes, Blog 34 is here, fresh from the invigorating #climatestrike on the 20th September, and bristling like Basils impressive brush with optimism after hearing Labour’s well needed plans for an alternative at conference. Change is a coming, and I’m quite prepared to be the vibrant chameleon on Greta and Corbyn’s radical leafs. First off […]