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Furness General Hospital oncology unit closure plan – UNISON response

UNISON, the largest union in the North West, is calling on hospital managers to think again about their damaging plan to close an impatient oncology unit at Furness General Hospital.

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Government austerity means taking from poor to give to rich

In a hard-hitting speech at the TUC pre-budget rally today (13 March), Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON, will castigate the Government for taking from poor and struggling families to give to the rich.

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Fear of triple dip close to recovery

Commenting on the news that the UK economy contracted further than expected at the end of 2012 Kevan Nelson, Head of UNISON in the North West, said: “Last week even […]

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UNISON members out in the cold as energy costs rise

Nurses, home care assistants, school cleaners and teaching assistants are among the UNISON members struggling with rising fuel bills and turning to the union for help. The union has seen a massive 388% increase in requests for financial assistance, as the effect of the Government’s three year pay freeze bites deeper into household incomes.

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Nearly four people chasing every vacant job in the North West

Detailed analysis by UNISON, the UK’s largest union, shows that there are 3.8 unemployed people chasing every vacant job in the North West.

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Manchester stands together to reject EDL’s divisive message

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This weekend we were offered two very different visions of Manchester. One offers HOPE, another hate.

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Austerity and ageing conference – 23rd April 2013

UNISON will be participating in a one-day conference in central Manchester on 23rd April 2013 to highlight the impact of austerity policies on older people and promote policies for an ageing society.

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UNISON wins pensions access at South Lakes Housing Association

UNISON has won access to the Local Government Pensions Scheme at South Lakes Housing Association

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UNISON condemns privatisation plans at University of Central Lancashire

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UNISON and UCU are leading the campaign to oppose plans which would see the University of Central Lancashire become a private company.

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Warm Air Classroom Heating Systems and Asbestos Exposure

On 3rd December 2012 the Asbestos in Schools (AiS) committee proposed that the Department for Education (DfE) urgently warn schools of the dangers inherent in these heaters1 so that measures […]

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