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UNISON calls on North West secondary schools to reintroduce face coverings for pupils to tackle worrying rise in COVID cases

Public sector trade union UNISON North West is calling for schools in the North West of England to strongly recommend that secondary school pupils wear face coverings to tackle the worrying rise in COVID cases in the region.


UNISON Response to Liverpool City Council Best Value Inspection Report

UNISON has prepared a detailed response to the report of the Best Value Inspection of Liverpool City Council.

See UNISON’s response to LCC inspection report here.


Mandela My67 2021



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.


Further strike action avoided as Cumberland Infirmary workers reach agreement with employer

More than 150 porters, cleaners, switchboard and catering staff who work at Cumberland Infirmary have won their long-running trade dispute with their employer Mitie.


Local community calls for Mersey Care NHS Trust, Liverpool CCG and Liverpool City Council not to scrap “vital” mental health service

Public service trade union UNISON, staff who work in the Supported Living Service (SLS) and families of SLS service users are calling on Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Liverpool City Council not to scrap a “vital” community mental health service.


Greater Manchester MPs and councillors back Fair Day's Pay for HCAs campaign

7 Greater Manchester MPs, alongside over 40 councillors, have signed an open letter to a number of NHS Trusts in Greater Manchester alongside the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, urging them to resolve a long running underpayment of many healthcare assistants in the city region who are on NHS pay band ‘2’, but who are undertaking work at the level of pay band 3.


Cancer doesn’t discriminate, so why does cervical screening? UNISON North West launches Smear on Demand campaign

UNISON North West has today launched a campaign to save young women’s lives.


It’s “never been clearer” that Mitie can afford to pay, as Cumberland Infirmary workers begin third round of strike action

More than 150 porters, cleaners, switchboard and catering staff employed by Mitie at Cumberland Infirmary are set to begin a further three days of strike action tomorrow (Friday) over missing payments for working unsocial hours. The hospital workers have already taken four days of strike action in recent months.


Blackburn and Burnley Hospital security workers’ trade dispute over as they are brought in-house by NHS Trust



Staff employed by private contractor Engie Services Ltd within East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust have cancelled all strike action they had planned to take over their employer’s failure to pay NHS rates.


Greater Manchester Pension Fund - Divesting from Carbon to protect our pensions and our future

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