UNISON Eastern today congratulates Christina McAnea on being elected as the new general secretary of UNISON. Christina replaces Dave Prentis, who is retiring after 20 years as general secretary. She takes up her post on 22 January. UNISON Eastern regional secretary Tim Roberts said: “Democracy is at the heart of our union and these last few […]
UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis opened the Eastern region’s new office and trade union education office in Bury St Edmunds on Thursday. He unveiled a plaque officially opening Higdon House, named in honour of the two socialist school teachers sacked from Burston’s village school in 1914 for trying to improve conditions for the children in […]
Cleaners at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow have overwhelmingly voted to strike against plans to privatise cleaning services, UNISON says today. The domestic staff voted 98.6% in favour of strike action on an 83.5% turnout. They warn that if their services are allowed to be transferred into the private sector it would spell ‘disaster’ […]
Domestics at Princess Alexandra Hospital rallied today to keep their jobs in the NHS. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis joined dozens of domestics for a lunchtime rally outside the hospital to express their opposition to the mooted privatisation of their jobs. UNISON warns that outsourcing would create a two-tier workforce and damage the hospital’s leading […]
The leader of the UK’s biggest trade union today backed Harlow’s hospital cleaners fighting to keep their jobs in the NHS. Speaking to UNISON’s health conference in Bournemouth, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis paid tribute to the NHS workers on the front line in the battle against privatisation. Pointing to UNISON’s successful battles against wholly […]
UNISON is marking becoming the UK’s biggest union by launching a month of recruitment activity today to reach out to every worker in the country providing public services. The union has now more than 1.3 million people in its membership who work in education, local government, the NHS, the police service and the energy […]
The Eastern Region are pleased to announce that it has nominated Dave Prentis for re-election as General Secretary. The region backed Dave based on his impressive record of standing up for all of our members across the entire union.