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Bury Council Apprentices Talk About Skills With UNISON

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Working in partnership, Bury Council and Bury UNISON Local Government branch recently hosted an Apprentice Induction day and devoted the afternoon session to learning and development. Bury branch’s UNISON representative […]

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Marching for an End to Austerity and a Brighter Future

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Demonstrators took to the streets of Manchester on Saturday.

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New Report Launched – After Austerity: An Economic Plan for the North West

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The report highlights how austerity policies are not working in the region and points the way to a better economic future. 

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“The march on Saturday is a great opportunity for people in Manchester and around the North West to say we have had enough of austerity policies.”

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Guest blog by Annette Wright, Manchester TUC

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March on Saturday: Route around Manchester city centre confirmed

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Bring your friends, families and colleagues, and we’ll send a clear message that we’re not prepared to accept permanent austerity.

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Keep Calm and Cast On

L-R Hannah Montgomery, Sandie Williams, Dianne Pritchard, Lorna Davies. Photo by Beth

Oddballs is a Cheshire West and Chester Council staff knitting group set up by UNISON ULR Beth Edwards and colleague Lorna Davies. Beth said: “We discovered a mutual interest in […]

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“We can’t put up with permanent austerity”: Bernie gears up for the march on Saturday

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The demonstration will highlight the continued cost of the Government’s austerity policies.

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NHS workers to vote on strike action

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NHS workers will begin to receive ballot papers in the coming days. Public meeting in Tameside on the future of the NHS on Thursday at 7pm.

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Bolton Metro Branch Talks About Lifelong Learning

Sue (fourth from the left) and learning collegues at a recent learning stall in the town square

This is a piece which appeared in the branch’s “Battling For Bolton” publication from Lifelong Learning Coordinator Sue Vickers – it sums up nicely the work towards and aims we […]

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Local Government Pay Campaign – It’s Not Going Away

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On 20 August UNISON North West members joined colleagues from all over England, Wales and Northern Ireland in lunchtime protests to continue highlighting the dire plight of NJC pay in local government and schools.

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