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. […]

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 […]