Speeches

Reports on speeches made by Rodney and some full versions.

‘We do our bit and hand it on’ – Bick

In July 2013 Rodney Bickerstaffe, UNISON's first elected General Secretary, gave an inspirational and entertaining speech at the UNISON Eastern ...
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International Brigades Commemoration 7 July – Video

A video of the IBMT commemoration held in London on 7 July 2012 including stirring anti-fascist words from former UNISON ...
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Rodney Bickerstaffe

Bick: You have a legal right and moral duty to stand up to bullies

From UNISON Scotland Blog by John Stevenson Upwards of 10,000 public service workers were treated to a barnstorming performance by ...
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UNISON Fun Day New Lanark 2010

Interview with, and speech from Rodney Bickerstaffe at UNISON South Lanarkshire's Family Fun Day at New Lanark in August 2010 ...
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Stand up and whinge, says Bick

UNISON Lothian Health's e-newsletter carried a great report on a speech by Rodney Bickerstaffe, ex General Secretary of UNISON, at ...
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‘Let’s have no more ‘buts’ today’ – how the battle for the national minimum wage was won

In 2018 the Morning Star re-printed RODNEY BICKERSTAFFE’S landmark speech to TUC conference, moving a composite motion on low pay, ...
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