31 October 2014
Unite the Resistance conference, Saturday 15 November 12noon-5pm
The timetable is now out for the conference. We hope you’ll agree that it’s a great mix of national speakers like Matt Wrack and some of the key local disputes like Care UK and St Mungo’s Broadway.
Book here for the conference.
Support the firefighter’s 96 hour strike in England
The FBU have launched a big escalation of their fight to defend pensions, the strike starts tonight, see here for more details. The strike will end 6pm on Tuesday.
Click here for the Unite the Resistance collection sheet
Back the St Mungo’s Broadway strike. Further 10 days from Wednesday 5 November
Following a Brilliant seven day strike, the Unite members at St Mungo’s Broadway are set to strike for a further 10 days starting on the morning of Wednesday 5 November.
For picket line details see here
Download the union branch model motion here
Download the collection sheet here
St Mungo’s Broadway provide hostels and supported housing for homeless people. These workers who provide an essential service for over 2,000 service users in London deserve better treatment.
GMB refuse and recycling workers in Sheffield launch indefinite strike beginning Saturday 1 November
GMB members employed by the Green Company, running five recycling centres as a subcontractor to Veolia for Sheffield City Council, have reissued notice that they will take continuous strike action from 1st November in a dispute over pay, facilities and how the contract is managed.
Click here for further details
Support strikes at Fortismere and Highgate Wood schools to defend suspended NUT rep, Julie Davies
Highgate Wood and Fortismere schools in North London are set to strike for next Wednesday 5 November and two days the following week. For details of how to support Julie visit the website here
Email messages of support to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local government pay consultaion, campaign for rejection
A campaign website has been set up detailing all of the Unison regions and branches that have passed motions to recommend rejection of the pay proposal which many say is even worse than the one that was made to local government workers prior to their strike on 10 July.
Click here to visit the website
Further national health strike date announced
NHS unions have announced the next national strike date, Monday 24 November, for health workers across England.
Unions taking part in the action are Unison, Unite, GMB, Royal College of Midwives (RCM), Society of Radiographers (SOR), UCATT, POA, British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT), British Dietetic Association (BDA), and Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association.
This comes after an announcement this week that health workers in Wales will strike on 10 november. The first four-hour national strike on 13 October in the pay campaign was a fantastic success, with many picket lines of 50 plus that surpassed many people’s expectations.