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Liverpool NHS Cavalcade 4 July 2020

Campaigners held a bike and car cavalcade on 4 July to highlight “300 unnecessary Covid deaths” in Liverpool. The route circled Liverpool Women’s, the Royal and Aintree Hospitals as part of the NHS 72nd birthday celebrations, highlighting government failures to cope with Covid-19. The cavalcade was organised by Keep Our NHS Public Merseyside and Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital.


Serendipity Care Home in Urmston closes, with more than 70 ‘heroic’ care workers set to lose their jobs


Serendipity Care Home in Urmston has closed down unexpectedly, leaving open the possibility that more than 70 local care workers will lose their jobs imminently. Care home residents have to be urgently moved out of the home by the end of this month.


Health & Safety Webinar - Risk Assessment - is your branch ready to assess the risk

In the North West we are looking to get at least one representative in each health branch trained and ready to assess risk.  In order to do this UNISON North West have developed a webinar for UNISON reps who may have never undertake health and safety training or duties or indeed any H&S rep that may wish to have a refresher on risk assessment.


Outsourced Tameside hospital security staff set to strike in July after unanimous vote

Staff employed by private contractor Engie Services Ltd within Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust have unanimously voted to take industrial action over their employer’s failure to pay NHS rates.


My67 2020



18 July is Mandela Day, which acknowledges Nelson Mandela's values, dedication to the service of humanity and struggle for peace throughout the world. UNISON North West will once again honour Mandela Day by taking part in the My67 campaign.


St Helens Council under pressure to back care workers who are struggling to stop the spread of COVID-19

St Helens Council has been criticised by UNISON for not protecting care workers in order to stop the spread of coronavirus.


UNISON secures ‘trailblazing’ package of support for Salford care workers fighting to stop the spread of COVID-19



Following representations from UNISON, the public service union, Salford City Council and Salford NHS Clinical Commissioning Group have launched a set of measures, which aim to protect local care workers and the people they care for during the ongoing pandemic.


North West schools unsafe for staff and students as 'R' rate rises above 1

UNISON, which represents teaching assistants and other school support staff including cleaners and caterers, has warned councils in the North West that local schools are not yet safe for students or staff, despite many schools expanding pupil numbers today (Monday).


Advice for Members who are Returning to Schools this week

Advice for Members who are Returning to Schools this week:


Warrington schools not yet safe for students or staff

UNISON Warrington Local Government branch, which represents teaching assistants and other school support staff including cleaners and caterers, has warned Warrington Borough Council that local schools are not yet safe for students or staff, despite plans for an expansion of pupil numbers on Monday (June 8).



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