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UNISON North West warning against ‘callous’ cuts to school meals staff by caterer Dolce

UNISON North West is today (Thursday) warning against plans by school caterer Dolce to cut the hours and pay of hundreds of kitchen staff in schools throughout the region.


Wirral school staff threaten walk out over cut to hours and pay

Wirral UNISON has today (Wednesday) launched a ballot which asks 20 school support staff at Woodchurch Road Primary School whether they want to take strike action.




Raph Parkinson Regional Organiser RIP

UNISON North West deeply regrets to announce the death of Raph Parkinson, Regional Organiser.

Over the past 10 days, Raph had been receiving treatment at Royal Liverpool Hospital for pneumonia complications from COVID-19 but sadly his situation worsened and he died overnight on Monday.


Wigan and Leigh rehab workers begin ten-day strike in long-running pay dispute as their union is finally recognised by We Are With You



Workers in the Wigan-Council commissioned drug and alcohol rehabilitation service will begin a further ten days of strike action on Monday (21 September) in a dispute over pay.


NHS workers in the North West of England call on government to show its appreciation for them

Health staff across the North West of England – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are beginning two days of campaigning today (Thursday) urging the government to give an early, significant pay rise of at least £2,000 to every worker in the NHS.


Wigan and Leigh rehab workers set to begin ten day strike in long-running pay dispute

Workers in the Wigan-Council commissioned drug and alcohol rehabilitation service will begin a further ten days of strike action later this month in a dispute over pay.


UNISON North West “concerned” about PPE stocks for pupils and school staff

The trade union for school staff in the North West has expressed its fear that there will not be enough PPE to go around for school workers and pupils when schools reopen next week.


Wigan and Leigh drug and alcohol workers vote for strike action again as report shows We Are With You sucked £1.4m out of the local economy

Workers in the Wigan Council-commissioned drug and alcohol rehabilitation service have voted to take strike action for the sixth time in a dispute over pay. 



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