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Big Event – 31st Disability Awareness Day


UNISON is one of the main sponsors for the Disability Awareness Day in the North West on the 17 July. 

The event will be held at Walton Hall Garden and is the world’s largest voluntary-led pan-disability exhibition. There will be free admission to the event.

The event is sponsored by the North West Disabled Members Committee and UNISON will be having a double stall at the event. 

Srebrenica Memorial Day- 11th July 2022

On Monday 11 July , UNISON North West will mark Srebrenica Memorial Day.


There will be an online presentation from 12:00 – 13:30 delivered by the Bosnian Genocide Educational Trust. The Workshop will be delivered by Smajo Beso with opening address by Lynne Morris, Regional Manager Unison.

Smajo arrived in the UK with his family aged just nine, this fascinating and emotional talk is an excellent insight into growing up during the Bosnian War. Although Smajo was not at Srebrenica, he helps us to try and understand how quickly Genocide, based on hatred of race, faith and nationalism can develop, very relevant with current events.

To register, please email Diana Warren at [email protected]


Young Members Cuba Report

My name is Micaela Tracey-Ramos, and I am a UNISON activist in Wirral Branch, and I am Co-Chair of UNISON Northwest Young Workers. I was one of the UNISON delegates that went to Cuba as one of the 32 young trade unionists that went on the May Day International Solidarity Brigade.  This experience was completely life changing and energised me to organise in Britain, not only in my union and workplace but against the illegal and inhumane blockade of Cuba.

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Manchester vigil: yellow hearts to shine a light on plight of North West families bereaved by Covid

Communities across the North West who have lost loved ones to covid will come together for the first time in Manchester on Friday (11 March) for a poignant candlelit vigil.

UNISON North West is breaking the bias this International Women's Day

We are proud to mark and support International Women’s Day- a global campaign to highlight the inequalities and biases faced by women around the world. 💜✊

UNISON North West President Elaine Cotterell

Public Service Workers Need a Pay Rise: Join UNISON in Blackpool

Join the UNISON bloc in Blackpool to protest against the Tories and demand a pay rise!

Care worker campaigners celebrate as Manchester City Council commits to pay Living Wage

Manchester care workers have reacted with joy to Manchester City Council’s announcement that they will require the Foundation Living Wage (£9.90) as a minimum starting salary for all directly employed and commissioned care and support workers in the city.

Roses are red, violets are blue, we’re doing band 3, but you’re paying band 2

Healthcare assistants (HCAs) employed by Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and other workers including nurses, midwives, other job roles etc are today (Monday) taking part in a Valentine’s Day celebration of the essential work they do to draw attention to their continued underpayment.

Care worker campaigners target seven Greater Manchester councils as Salford City commits to pay Living Wage

A group of care workers and UNISON members lobbied seven Greater Manchester council leaders and Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham outside a GMCA meeting in Trafford today (Friday).

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