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Mayor Anderson and Liverpool City Council stands with Support Workers Against Pay Cuts

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Mayor Joe Anderson has met with care workers and pledged his support for their campaign against cuts to sleep-in top-up payments by care companies. 


Support Workers’ Relief as Pay Cut Threat is Lifted

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Care support workers in Bolton and Salford are celebrating the announcement that care provider Lifeways will not cut their sleep-in payments.  The proposed cut would have left staff up to £90 a week worse off.  


Care at Night, Pay Us Right!

AFG refuse to accept petition over £90 a week pay cut

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Take Back Control of Our Buses

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There is an opportunity to re-regulate Greater Manchester’s chaotic bus system, which could lead to change across the North West.


UNISON North West Regional Disputes Seminar 2019

Collective disputes – a means to a strategic end.

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UNISON celebrates becoming the UK’s biggest union

"The union intends to keep on growing, and be bigger, better and bolder in the years ahead."

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Care Workers Across the North West Face “Life-Changing” Cuts to their Incomes

Thousands of low-paid workers who provide care for adults with learning difficulties have a worrying Christmas ahead after being told by their employers that they face big pay cuts.

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University of Manchester Staff Vote for Strike Action Over Pensions Raid

Cleaners, catering staff, security staff and administrators are amongst those threatened with changes that would cut their retirement incomes by 20%. 

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UNISON Secures Key Agreement for Salford Care Workers

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UNISON has secured a trade union recognition agreement with social care provider Lifeways, for all of its workers based in Salford.


Hospital Workers Celebrate as iFM Bolton Agrees to Pay NHS Rates in Full

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Facilities staff employed by iFM Bolton - the Trust’s wholly-owned subsidiary company - will now receive the full NHS pay rates after taking strike action last week.   



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