Shame on Biggs – tell the cabinet Time to Talk – Twitterstorm

Please share: Twitter Storm this Wednesday, 5-6pm • Tell the cabinet #ShameOnBiggs #Time2Talk #StopTheRobbery Posted by Tower Hamlets Unison on Friday, 24 July 2020  

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Watch & Share: As our strike hits the headlines, join tomorrow’s rally!

Read more about why we’re striking Pressure is growing on John Biggs and Will Tuckley after BBC London News covered our dispute. Natasha, a Unison member from the Idea Stores, was absolutely fantastic. Tuckley resorted to telling more of the same old lies. Read our rebuttal to Mayor Biggs’ lies about Tower Rewards Today was […]

Fact Check: a response to Mayor Biggs’ email to Labour Party members on Tower Rewards

This week, Mayor John Biggs sent an email to Labour Party members about Tower Rewards, and our strikes against the package. Biggs is under pressure, and is trying to gaslight our members. We have responded to his various claims below. The Mayor says: ‘It’s disappointing that UNISON members felt they needed to strike’ UNISON’s Response: The […]

Claiming hardship following the Tower Rewards Strike

Follow the links below to complete the Hardship form for our July or August actions respectively. Before making a claim, you will need copies of your payslips for June and July 2020 (July claim), or just August (August claim). PLEASE DO NOT FILE AUGUST HARDSHIP UNDER JULY, YOUR CLAIM WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. To assist […]

Tell the council it’s #Time2Talk • Support our strikes

Monday 17 August • Socially-distanced mass picket of the new Town Hall, Whitechapel, 11am Workers in Tower Hamlets Unison are starting their third round of strike action against “Tower Rewards”, a new contract that imposes worse terms and conditions on essential workers. The contract sees severance payments slashed by 60% and removes important terms and […]

Keep up the fight, stop the “Tower Robbery” • Strike Update #1

Today has been a huge success. Our first day of action has shown our strength and determination to fight Tower Rewards. Solidarity has flooded in from across the country. We have had messages of support from teachers, rail workers, council workers, civil servants, local councillors and members of parliament and more. Dave Prentis, Unison General […]

Support our strike: how you can show solidarity with us!

On 3, 6 & 7 July, we will be striking against the council’s imposition of Tower Rewards. The new contract tears up our terms and conditions. It will slash our severance pay – an important safety net for essential workers worried about their jobs. It removes vital market supplements – that make working in inner […]

Updated: why we’re still striking against Tower Rewards FAQs

Download: A3 Colour Poster “Mayor Biggs – shame on you!” On 15, 16 & 17 July, will be our second round of strike action against the much-hated Tower Rewards. For over a year, the council have sought to weaken our terms and conditions in the name of “modernisation”. Despite us working through the pandemic, they […]

Soul and the civil rights movement: online event

This Wednesday evening, our branch is sponsoring an event hosted by Camden Unison. The event, Soul and the Civil Rights Movement, will look at the music and politics of the wave of rebellion against racism that swept the US in the 1960s. You can watch the event via Facebook, here: The meeting will be […]