Category Archives: Angela Rayner’s Blog

A Great Day – but it’s just a beginning

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We had an extraordinarily successful day of industrial action yesterday.  The call for action was heard across the region – and what a response!  We estimate that 70% of Council […]

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NHS – the Future is on the Line

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People in the North West and across the country love the NHS.  Invariably, our experience of the NHS is very good and we appreciate the care and expertise of health […]

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It’s Time to Get What’s Rightfully Ours

Local government branches across the region are gearing up to take action on pay on Thursday 10 July.  School support staff and council workers have voted to go on strike […]

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We Need to be Heard

The North West has had a fantastic conference this week.  I hope all delegates have enjoyed the experience and are fired up for the struggles we face in the coming […]

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National Delegate Conference – our democracy in action

300 delegates from North West UNISON branches will be travelling to Brighton this weekend for UNISON’s 21st NDC. Together with 2000 delegates from the union’s other 11 regions we will […]

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Nailing the Myth that Decent Public Sector Pay is Unaffordable

With the local government pay ballot well under way and members in health showing their anger at their treatment by the Government, it is important that we have an answer […]

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Winning the Struggle Against Privatisation and Cuts in the NHS

The NHS is now plagued by attempts to carve out a role for the private sector and by cuts – regardless of what David Cameron might tell us.

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Equalities are Central to the Fight against Austerity

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Last week, I had the privilege of attending events commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).  This is a global annual event that celebrates sexual and gender diversities.  […]

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Fighting for our Members and for a Fairer Society

It is a great honour to be beginning my work as Regional Convenor in the North West, the union’s largest region. We face huge challenges but we need to be […]

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Stand Up for Pay, Stand Up for Public Services

We know that our members cannot continue to be hit with year after year of real terms pay cuts. It is not fair, it is not good for local economies, and we have made the case that a decent pay rise is affordable.

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