Protest at the Tory Party Conference




Victoria Sq, Birmingham | 29 September| 11.00am

Ahead of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, join thousands of ordinary workers as we march to call time on failed austerity and instead to campaign for a new deal for working people.

Our message could not be clearer. There is an alternative:

  • We need a minimum wage of £10 an hour, now.
  • Ban those exploitative zero hours contracts.
  • Fund our NHS and public services properly.
  • Repeal the trade union act which makes it harder for us to stand up for working people.
  • Crack down on tax dodgers who starve our schools and hospitals of funding.

Together – we can build a growing economy for the many not the few. Together – we can nurture a society free from sexism, racism and discrimination. And together – we can win the New Deal working people are crying out for.

Let’s get to it.



Read it Here – Union Street News – Issue 13


Union Street News Issue 13 – Branch Magazine of Coventry City Unison. Articles on learning opportunities for Unison members, facility time and why it is important, the Trade Union Bill and more.. Do have a read and why not send us an article or review for the next issues.


Coventry City Unison Communications

Union Street News Issue 13



National demonstration against Austerity – March for Health, Homes, Jobs and Education



National demonstration against Austerity

March for Health, Homes, Jobs and Education

Saturday 16th April

Coventry City UNISON are supporting the People’s Assembly Demonstration in Central London on Saturday 16th April.

Cost per ticket is £15, and the branch have paid for an initial 6 seats for UNISON members which are available on a first come first served basis. If there is further demand we will cover the cost of the ticket for members.

If you would like to come please email to reserve your place.


Peoples Assembly Coventry & Warwickshire Facebook Page is via

Say No to Savage Cuts – Please send our letter to Cllr Anne Lucas – Leader of Coventry City Council


Please see the attached letter to Cllr Lucas regarding the cuts to local services. This is laid out so you can easily add your own name and send it off. Please feel free to share it with anyone who is interested.

Letter to Ann Lucas

In addition, by way of reminder, we have placed this petition on the Council website. Please do not sign it from your work computers, but you are welcome to sign it as a member of the public. Please encourage your family and friends to sign too.

Coventry Against The Cuts – Save Our Services – Your Services Under Threat


Millions of pounds have been cut from local authority budgets, resulting in severe cuts to local services. And now Coventry City Council has announced yet more. Important services will go – services that will affect all children, young people, the elderly and any of us who need support at different times in our lifetime.   None of us can afford to let this happen.

What does this mean to you?

  • Elderly care – slashed!
  • Children’s Centres – shut!
  • Libraries – closed!
  • School Crossing Patrols – sacked!
  • Youth Services and Community Centres – closed!
  • Public Toilets – boarded up!

1000 local people who deliver these services sacked!………. AND MUCH MORE!

We cannot afford to let this happen. Ordinary people of Coventry did not create this crisis – we must join together and refuse to accept these cuts. There is enough wealth in our society to provide housing, education, employment and care for all – it’s just in the wrong hands!

What can YOU do about it?

Join with us in a campaign to STOP these cuts in our City.


LOBBY your local Councillor



Saturday 21st February

Assemble at 12 noon

Millennium Square (Coventry Transport Museum)

For more info and to keep in touch:

Facebook: Coventry Against the Cuts

Twitter Hashtag #covagainstcuts

Successful meeting of Coventry TUC plans anti-cuts campaign in the city


Unison branch officers attended a very successful meeting organised by Coventry TUC on Monday night called to discuss and organise against the massive cuts that are planned in Coventry.

The meeting focussed especially on the cuts being proposed by the Council that will see virtually every local service closed down and cut, for example children’s and community centres, public libraries, toilets, lollipop ladies, school transport for children with disabilities and much more.

As well as members of Unison there were activists from other unions present such as Unite, PCS, CWU, NUT, UCU as well as the TUC. There was a wide ranging discussion on the current situation and how we can organise against what is happening. Some key dates were agreed for protests and demonstrations. Put them in your diary now!

Tuesday 13th Jan  Outside Council House 1- 2pm. Protest lobby against last full council meeting before the vote on the budget

Saturday 21st Feb (Time and assembly point TBC) Demonstration through Coventry

Tuesday 24th Feb (Time TBC)  Full council meeting which will vote on the budget cuts.

The meeting discussed supporting the petition that is currently on the council website which is available here (if you are a council worker please ensure you sign in your own time).

There will be further meetings to discuss the campaign including the production of leaflets (includingin different languages), further protests and developing alternatives to austerity. Unison will play our part in this campaign.

There is much to do and we call on all members to get active and get involved. Please contact the branch office for more information