UNISONActive is an unofficial blog produced by UNISON activists for UNISON activists. Bringing news, briefings and events from a progressive left perspective.
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Friday, 13 May 2011
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The need for change while avoiding the danger of over-reaction to the seismic shift in party control in the Scottish Parliament was well recognised by UNISON’s Scottish Committee meeting in Glasgow on Tuesday.
Thursday, 12 May 2011
As befits the Chancellor of a Government made up of the rich, which seeks to give more power and wealth to the rich, it is no surprise that George Osborne MP presented an anti union, anti worker, class war prospectus to the annual convention of the Institute of Directors in London yesterday: http://www.businesszone.co.uk/topic/business-trends/george-osbornes-institute-directors-speech-full/34860
It is no surprise that the Government and their business cronies are starting to unpick the employment rights of UK workers. There are serious right wing moves within Europe started by Sarkozy and Blair who backed Angela Merkal’s moves to create ‘freedoms and flexibilities’ for employers at the expense of worker rights.
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Meeting in Manchester's Mechanics Institute yesterday, UNISON North West Regional Council reflected on the fact that massive job cuts inflicted on local authorities meant our recruitment figures for April 2011 were 1,165 compared to 1,812 in 2010. Branches have lost many long serving and experienced activists through the cuts and it was stressed how vital it is we replace them if we are to continue to build the strength of the union in the workplace.
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
The illegal war on Iraq launched by Bush and Blair in March 2003 was referred to by the occupying forces as Operation Iraqi Freedom. In the subsequent 8 years over 100,000 innocent lives have been lost and supporters of the illegal invasion are hard to find: http://www.iraqbodycount.org/
Monday, 9 May 2011
Mao famously said that political work must precede economic work. This dictum is well understood by the Tories as evidenced last year by their rolling out of the big lie about Labour’s ‘deficit legacy’ before embarking on £95 billion spending cuts to fund the banking bail out.