Organising news

Go for Growth Recruitment Awards


The union’s national Go for Growth recruitment campaign runs until June 2nd

The region is acknowledging the performance of North West branches in building the union through recruitment awards. 

Bronze for 50+ new members

Silver for 100+

Gold for 150+

Platinum for 200+

Prizes for branches include organising merchandise. 

Already, Manchester University Health Branch has recruited 52 new members in May, and has secured a Bronze Recruitment Award. 

There are still three weeks to go for branches to take part in the Go for Growth campaign.   

Skills for Strength

Skills for strength is a convention bringing together UNISON activists from across the North West, and trade unionists from across the globe to share ideas, best practice and skills to help you win in the workplace, build our union and improve people’s working lives.

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“We can change things when we stick together”

Worker reinstated and sleep-in payments doubled at care homes in Greater Manchester.



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Skills for Strength 2016 Resources and Videos

There's loads of video footage and resources available from the excellent contributors to the Skills for Strength 2016 event.

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Organising to Win Podcast

UNISON North West has launched a new series of podcasts. 

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Salford Care Provider Signs Up to the UNISON Ethical Care Charter

Aspire_and_UNISON_Ethical_Care_Charter.jpg"I couldn’t survive on less than a living wage and it’s wrong that some care workers locally are treated so badly.”

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Private homecare provider signs recognition agreement with UNISON

Westwood Homecare became the first of Stockport Council’s private homecare providers to sign a recognition agreement with UNISON. UNISON Stockport Branch Secretary Angela Rayner signed the recognition agreement on behalf of UNISON alongside Westwood’s Director Marilyn Urmson.  
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Homecare support workers join UNISON in Stockport

Staff were eager to find out how UNISON membership can support them in their roles providing care to some of our community’s most vulnerable people.
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