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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.   


Love Our Colleges - Parliamentary Lobby

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College reps from the North West joined the #LoveOurColleges lobby of Parliament for fair funding for FE.


Whittingham Lives

Arts and heritage project celebrates, explores and reviews the legacy of Whittingham Asylum near Preston.

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Love Our Colleges

UNISON is working with colleges, students and other unions to promote the importance of FE colleges and to call for more funding and better pay.

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Hospital Workers Taking Action for Fair Pay in Bolton

Catering staff, cleaners and porters are amongst the hospital workers taking strike action in Bolton over pay. 


Bolton Hospital Staff to Strike for NHS Pay on Thursday and Friday

“iFM Bolton managers made a promise to staff that they would pay the NHS rates.  They just need to fulfil that promise." 

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