A Chance to Make a Change
Category Archives: Angela Rayner’s Blog
UNISON is strong, but to survive in austerity we need to get stronger.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The cuts have hit hardest on the North West region, on more deprived areas and on women.