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Unions Together Political School 2013

Do you feel workers are having a raw deal just now? Our jobs, wages and  terms and conditions are under attack. Our cost of living is rising. That our MPs […]

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Big North West turnout at Schools Support Staff National Event

The annual Schools Support Staff Seminar was held on Thursday 9th May at The UNISON Centre in London, and once again the attendance of delegates from the North West was notably higher than any other region, giving testament to the importance of our members within schools in our region.

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Ricky Tomlinson asks Regional Council to support the Shrewsbury 24

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Ricky Tomlinson attended the North West Regional Council AGM to speak about the important Shrewsbury 24 campaign. In 1972, building workers held their first ever national strike for decent pay […]

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UNISON to consult members on derisory Local Government pay offer

If your pay is set by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) your Branch will soon be consulting you over the Employers’s derisory pay offer of just 1% for 2013/14.

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University of Salford bosses back down over drastic cuts to staff terms and conditions

The University of Salford have U-turned on drastic proposals to alter staff pay and redundancy terms and conditions, after successful trade union campaigning from UNISON members.  After a series of […]

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Use your vote on Thursday 2nd May 2013. Lancashire Loud and Clear April 2013

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Why are schools choosing to become academies?

There is huge political pressure for schools to convert. Government is using a ‘carrot and stick’ approach. Schools in OFSTED categories can be forced. Bu raising the ‘floor targets’ Gove […]

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UNISON launch Safety in Numbers campaign on Worker’s Memorial Day


On 28 April UNISON will launch its Safety in Numbers campaign to increase the number of health and safety reps we have in the workplace.

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Ageing and Austerity Conference

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The Conference was organised by Manchester City Council , supported by UNISON, TUC and the National Pensioners Convention, various pensioner groups, age related campaigning organisations and charities and academics. Almost […]

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Probation Service Under Threat

Everyone agrees that we need a rehabilitation revolution in England and Wales. For too long we have relied on ineffective prisons to keep our communities safe, when we all knew […]

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