Category Archives: Angela Rayner’s Blog

We can’t afford another five years of Tory government

A Chance to Make a Change

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Skills for Strength

UNISON is strong, but to survive in austerity we need to get stronger. 

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Our Education System is Under Pressure

There is an urgent need to improve the morale of teaching and support staff in our schools and to move away from policies that threaten growing privatisation and fragmentation in our education system. 

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Inside the Factory of Genocide

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An international commemoration is taking place at Auschwitz, which was liberated exactly 70 years ago. Last week I visited Auschwitz-Birkenau as part of a North West UNISON study tour.  

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Organising Convention – Saturday 7 March 2015

The Convention is a chance for activists across the region to get together and build the confidence and skills we need for the challenges we’ll face in 2015

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Jobs, Services and Democracy at a TTIP-ing Point

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TTIP is billed as being good for the economy – but it is big business that would gain, not workers.

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Immigration: Not a Real Threat to UNISON Members

The truth is all workers can be victims of globalised market forces. We need stronger collective bargaining and unionisation as the antidote – not the spreading of fear and hate.

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Building a Stronger Union

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If we continue to prioritise recruitment and organising activity over the next month there is every reason to believe that we can meet our 2014 recruitment target of 25,000 and end the year in net membership growth for the second year running.

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Bracing Ourselves for Further Council Cuts

The cuts have hit hardest on the North West region, on more deprived areas and on women. 

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Building an Economy for All

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We need a properly-funded and self-confident public sector, and quality jobs.

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