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NHS In Crisis – Fix it Now

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Eleanor Smith takes Enoch Powell’s seat

One of Westminster’s newest MP’s, former UNISON President and 40 years an NHS nurse, Eleanor Smith has won the Wolverhampton seat once held by Enoch Powell.

So pleased to be commissioned for UNISON to photograph Eleanor Smith, our first black MP in the West Midlands.

Interview by Demetrios Matheou

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U MagMs Smith Goes to Westminster

Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival 2016

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Photographs commissioned by Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival dedicated to the memory of Jo Cox MP.

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Britain Needs A Pay Rise

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Britain Needs a Pay Rise TUC demonstration, Central London.

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Picket Line Salsa!


Unison cleaners at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) during a 48-hour strike in a protest about discrimination. They are employed by ISS an outsourcing firm and receive less sick pay and fewer holidays than in-house staff and are not allowed to join the staff pension scheme. London.

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G8 Not Welcome

G8 Not Welcome, No To Austerity. Trade union protest in Belfast against the G8 summit, Northern Ireland.

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We Are Not Inbreds!


City Clean workers in Brighton march on a council meeting calling for the Green Party council leader, Jason Kitcat to be sacked, in an unofficial dispute over a proposed £4,000 pay cut for some staff. GMB workers were also angered by the comments of  Cllr Anita Kitcat, the wife of the council leader, also Green Party, who allegedly called the locals “inbreds”. Workers occupied their canteen at the city’s Hollingdean refuse depot in a dispute with the only Green-led council in the UK. Brighton.

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Brighton & Hove Green Party speak out against Jason Kitcat’s pay negotiation strategy.

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Amnesty Now

London Met protest outside the Home Office calling for an amnesty for international students under threat of deportation. London.

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N30 Pensions Strike

Unison local government picket at City Hall. Strike by public sector workers over pensions. London.

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Make the Bankers Pay

Unison delegates protest against the NHS cuts, make the bankers pay. Labour Party Conference. Manchester.
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