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UNISON North West calls for all school staff to be allowed to wear face coverings as Government makes U-Turn

UNISON North West has called for a change in Government guidance to allow all school support staff to wear face coverings if they wish to. The union is reacting to the news that the Government’s decision to allow secondary pupils to wear face coverings in school corridors in local lockdown areas of England.


Salford care workers, Mayor and MP hold demonstration outside care home as care providers refuse to protect care workers during the pandemic

Salford City UNISON held a socially distanced demonstration outside Beechfield Lodge care home in Salford yesterday (Wednesday). Local care workers, Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett and Rebecca Long-Bailey MP attended the action, which aimed to put pressure on Salford care providers to protect care workers, residents and the local community from COVID-19.


UNISON North West calls for school staff to have the option of a face covering amidst regional upsurge in COVID cases

UNISON North West has called for a change in Government guidance to allow school support staff to wear face coverings if they wish to as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the region.


In Memory of Jean Blevin

Jean Blevin 1958-2020


UNISON launches campaign to bring Liverpool hospital cleaners, caterers and security guards back in-house

The UK’s largest trade union launched a campaign yesterday (Monday) to bring all hospital workers within Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust back in-house.


Wigan and Leigh rehab workers preparing to resume strike action in long-running pay dispute

Workers in the Wigan Council-commissioned drug and alcohol rehabilitation service are taking part in a strike ballot in a dispute over pay. 


UNISON calls for real devolution on Northern transport

Public service union UNISON has today written to Transport for the North (TfN) board members to raise concerns about the Government’s commitment to devolution to the North.


Liverpool councillors, MPs, academics and unions launch report on how to solve the social care crisis after the pandemic

Councillors, MPs, academics and trade unions have co-authored a report into the failings of the social care industry, which they will present today (Thursday) as a roadmap to overcome the crisis which currently engulfs the sector.


Salford care workers and vulnerable service users’ lives being put at risk by care companies who refuse to pay sick pay despite public funding



Salford’s care workers, politicians and trade union UNISON have voiced their dismay after they discovered that many care companies operating in the city are still refusing to support care workers who need to self-isolate or shield due to COVID-19.


Tameside Hospital Security Staff Win NHS Pay Rates

Strike action called off as outsourced security staff employed by the French multinational company Engie have won NHS rates of pay.   



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