UNISONActive is an unofficial blog produced by UNISON activists for UNISON activists. Bringing news, briefings and events from a progressive left perspective.
Saturday, 3 April 2010
Today’s FT examines the ease at which employers are obtaining injunctions to overturn industrial action mandates by citing administrative errors in union ballots.
Friday, 2 April 2010
The protracted dispute between public service unions and the Irish Government has led to a proposed national agreement on pay and structural reform between the public service committee of the Irish Congress of the Trade Unions (ICTU) and Government.
Thursday, 1 April 2010
Few trade unionists will be surprised at the decision of the High Court to block a national rail strike planned for next week following a ballot of RMT maintenance members.
In a move likely to send shock waves through the political world, UNISON’s hostile bid to buy out the Tory party has been backed today by the monopolies commission.
Soothsayers at ACAS, the state industrial relations mediator, are predicting a post recession ‘workplace war’. http://www.hrreview.co.uk/articles/hrreview-articles/employment-law/acas-predicts-post-recession-workplace-war/7109
Higher education unions have rejected a 0.25% pay offer from the Universities and Colleges Employers Association. The derisory offer was made in response to a union claim of 4% in the 2010/11 negotiations.
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
The House of Commons Health Committee has published a damning report on the waste of money and excessive transaction costs of the market system in the NHS. UNISON submitted detailed evidence to the Select Committee's inquiry into Commissioning and the final report supports the union's position in a numberof key areas:
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
In the 43rd year of Israel's occupation of Palestine, the repression of its people is worse than ever. To coincide with the call for a Global Day of Action on 30 March 2010, made by the Palestinian Boycott National Committee, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign has launched a campaign in partnership with the TUC which aims to end the sale of settlement produce in Britain. Click here and act now!
A well attended AGM of the 86,000 strong Northern Regional Council of UNISON agreed to nominate Dave Prentis in the upcoming UNSON GS election.
Today the Government will publish a White Paper on the funding of social care. The Times previewed the announcement yesterday with an analysis of the rising demand for personal care and the funding implications.
Conservative-controlled Lincolnshire County Council is set to make a decision on the closure of eight Council homes for older people, in order to re-provide services through the private sector, Branch Secretary John Sharman tells UNISON's East Midlands Local Government Matters blog.
Monday, 29 March 2010
Sunday, 28 March 2010
BA’s vindictive attacks on striking cabin crew have rightly been condemned by 95 leading industrial relations academics as an attempt to break their union and further erode worker rights.