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BNP face wipe-out in Burnley local elections

Next Thursday, after an 11-year campaign to wipe fascism from Burnley, the BNP faces being voted out of the town’s politics for good

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Migrant Workers Report

Immigration – the Rational Debate North West Focus Group: Regional Economy and Jobs Market – Friday 18th January 2013   Migrant Workers Report  

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UCLAN rejects privatisation plan

Massive victory for students, staff and unions.

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Worker’s Memorial Day – Sunday 28th April

Each year on 28 April, International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) is marked around the world to “Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living”. We remember those killed, made ill, or […]

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Wirral Borough Council pays compensation to gardener after excessive exposure to vibrating tools

Wirral Borough Council has no excuses for putting our member at risk in this way says regional head, Kevan Nelson.

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UNISON wins compensation for Warrington member’s holiday ruined by Salmonella

Case shows how trade union legal services are there for members both in and outside of work

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Bill Gill Tribute – Time to remember our own


This week marks the passing of a great leader. It is with great affection and gratitude that we pay tribute to the belief, conviction and principle of an outstanding trade unionist from Cumbria in our Region.

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Invitation to a meeting of the Merseyside Black Members Self Organised Group

At a time of significant change, massive upheaval and swinging cuts in the public sector, never has it been more important for Black members and workers to be organising for the future.

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UNISON North West gears up to organise healthcare staff

With unprecedented cuts to NHS services squeezing budgets across the public health system, and the threat of publicly owned health assets being sold off to private providers under the coalition Government’s ‘new NHS’, there has never been a more important time for trade unions to defend Britain’s best loved institution.

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Fund organisers boost branch life

Peter Smith was a new and conscientious health branch secretary, with some 1,900 members in his charge, and thousands more on two hospital sites who were crying out for recruitment. But swamped by case work, and with only a handful of active stewards, he was finding it impossible to recruit. That’s when a crack team of fighting fund organisers swept in and, as Mr Smith puts it, “made an amazing difference to my work.”

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