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UnionNews is a new UK-based website devoted to reporting the activity, the battles and the campaigns of trade unionists and their working lives.
||Podcast: #fairpayinHE – an Active Voice special||Reporting from Bristol and Glasgow on university strike against imposition of sub-inflation 1% pay rise. Unions say value of take-home pay among university workers has fallen by nearly 15% in four years||4 11 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast: #TeachersRoar and how Acas looks for “the art of the possible”||Reporting from Bristol on latest strike by teachers, in NASUWT/NUT campaign over pay, pensions and workloads - and whether Acas could resolve increasingly bitter Grangemouth dispute||21 10 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast: break the legal jog-jam – workplace safety can’t wait||Reporting on draft legislation in Scotland to overhaul inquiries into deaths at work. Governments have resisted calls to make courts' recommendations binding on employers. We also report on events to mark centenary of 1913 Dublin Lockout||5 8 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast: It’s our Royal Mail, not the government’s. It’s not for sale||Reporting on the CWU's growing campaign against plans to privatise Royal Mail and the first-ever festival to mark the 1888 Matchwomen's Strike||15 7 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast: Gove’s climate of fear triggers teachers’ strikes||Reporting from Liverpool on #27June teachers strike; on board the TUC's Austerity Uncovered bus; and a Supreme Court victory for equal pay||1 7 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast: their figures and ours – union membership on the rise||Tens of thousands srike against tax office closures as new official figures show growing numbers of workers joining trade unions - and music from TheeFaction||3 6 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast: Springtime of protest over pay, pensions and the right to organise||Reporting on the PCS 3-month campaign of strike action against pay cuts and the threat to union facility time. Also: on the front line with anti-blacklisting campaigners||20 5 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast: “Globalise our solidarity” – from Post Office closures to Workers Memorial Day||Reporting on the Crown Post Office strikes, anti-blacklisting protests go Dutch and how the SW TUC marked Workers' Memorial Day||30 4 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast: Blacklisting – the “pervasive, unethical scandal that beggars belief”||Reporting on release of MPs report into construction industry blacklisting, as campaigners prepare to step up public protests on the issue||16 4 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast: “No Evictions – AxeTheTax”||Reporting from Glasgow on how a Unite Community branch has helped organise anti-BedroomTax protests and a picket line update from the BBC strike||2 4 13||Free||View In iTunes|