Two Unison activists launched their appeal against expulsion from the union last week. University College London Hospitals Unison branch secretary Candy Udwin and chair Dave Carr were supported by a lobby of members from 15 other branches at their appeal hearing. The UCLH Unison branch is one of the best known in the health sector, winning a landmark terms and conditions deal for staff transferred to the private sector after a series of strikes against the trust's PFI project. The hearing was adjourned until November. The union would not comment on the case other than to say it would go on 'for some time'.