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UNISON North West LGBT Group Win Best Parade Entry at Manchester Pride

This year saw Manchester Pride celebrate its 25th birthday and UNISON North West Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Group celebrated Pride in style.


‘Cash-rich’ University Plans to Axe Jobs

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The University of Manchester developed the world’s first stored-program computer, but now bosses plan to outsource IT services to private providers and cut 68 jobs.


June Poole, UNISON Activist

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UNISON North West is sorry to report the death on 21 August 2015 of June Poole, a much respected activist at branch, regional and national levels of the union.


UNISON on the March at Liverpool Pride

Unison_NW_-_LGBT-logo.jpgUNISON will once again be marching in this year’s Liverpool Pride, which takes place this Saturday (1st August).

All members, plus their families and friends, are welcome to march with UNISON.  There is no need to register your attendance, so feel free to just turn up on the day.


Don’t Take Our Nurseries Away

Unison_-_Dont_take_it_1.jpgBlackpool Council is planning to close its two remaining nurseries.  Both are located in deprived areas – Grange Park and Talbot & Brunswick.  The nurseries are well-used and are focal points for local communities.


Save Our Nurseries

Unison_-_Save_our_nurseries.jpgUNISON Blackpool branch is organising a march on Monday (27th) to protest against the Council’s plans to close its remaining nursery provision in the town.

The Council currently runs nurseries in two deprived areas – Grange Park and Talbot & Brunswick.  The nurseries are well-used and are focal points for local communities.


Healthier Together: UNISON response

Responding to the outcome of the Healthier Together process, and the announcement that there are to be four specialist hospitals conducting high-risk emergency surgery at Central Manchester, Salford, Oldham and Stockport, UNISON North West Head of Health Amy Barringer said:


Probation workers stage two-hour stoppage over pay row

Ellesmere-Port--265x300.jpgUNISON members are today (Tuesday) staging a two-hour stoppage in England and Wales between 8am and 10am in the ongoing dispute over pay.


‘Stop TTIP’ – Public Meeting – Tuesday 14 July, 6pm, Manchester

Speakers include John Hilary, War on Want


Arthur Miller’s ‘The Hook’ at Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Amidst the political tensions of 1950s America, Arthur Miller’s play was suppressed by the FBI.



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