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Support Fair Pay in Higher Education

UNISON, UCU and UNITE the Union are taking joint strike action on the 31st October throughout the UK and in the North West’s 13 Universities.

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Fair Pay in HE

The national strike for fair pay in HE takes place next Thursday, 31st October. There will be a rally in Manchester.

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Don’t Privatise Probation: Get Your MP to Sign EDM 500

Early Day Motion 500 calls for the abandonment of the privatisation agenda in the Probation Service. It’s important that your MP signs it.

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Regional Council Report

Maureen LeMarinel - Reg Council Oct 2013

North West regional council met on Saturday 19 October 2013 at the Mechanics Institute and was addressed by UNISON National President Maureen Le Marinel.

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University strike date announced

First UK-wide joint strike between higher education unions set for 31 October.

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No jobs recovery in the North West

The latest labour market figures show that the North West had the highest increase in unemployment of any region over the Summer. Unemployment is now at 294,000 (8.6%), up 24,000 over June-August 2013.

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European Health and Safety Week

European Health and Safety week begins on Monday 21 October 2013. The theme for the week this year is Working Together for Risk Prevention – through leadership and worker participation. […]

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We are Many, the BNP are Few

Jason Hunter - Orator

Over 5,000 marchers took to the streets of Liverpool on Saturday to show their opposition to fascism.

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University plans job cuts in Carlisle

UNISON, the public service union, fears that the University of Cumbria is planning to slash staffing levels at its Carlisle campuses.

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Exam board slashes jobs, risking delays and mistakes in GCSE and A-level results

Manchester-based exam board AQA plans to cut staffing levels by a third in functions that ensure students’ GCSE and A-level grades are calculated correctly.

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