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 […]

Blog 5: #OurNHS is not for sale (02/05/17)

Blog five here. Now I’m up to blog five I think we can class this as a national institution – maybe not up there with Morecambe and Wise at Christmas, or Nora Batty’s stockings, but certainly on a par with long queues at bus stops, pot holes, phallic graffiti, and other defining, but annoying characteristics […]

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 2: A time to care (07/02/17)

Welcome to UNISON LTHT’s second chairman’s blog. We are becoming regular (I said that in Hattie Jacques voice). For those of you who missed our first blog (how dare you) my name is John and I work in theatres by day, and work for UNISON by night (or something like that). “2017 – A time […]