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Health workers in the North West of England urge local MPs to back early pay rise for exhausted staff and to protect the NHS

Thousands of health staff across the North West of England – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are writing to the region’s seventy-five MPs asking them to back UNISON’s call for NHS staff to get an early pay rise in time for Christmas.


The big vote: General secretary election 2020

On this page you can find out everything you need to know about the big vote to elect the next general secretary of UNISON.


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.



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