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Roses are red, violets are blue, we’re doing band 3, but you’re paying band 2



Healthcare assistants (HCAs) employed by Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and other workers including nurses, midwives, other job roles etc are today (Monday) taking part in a Valentine’s Day celebration of the essential work they do to draw attention to their continued underpayment.


Care worker campaigners target seven Greater Manchester councils as Salford City commits to pay Living Wage

A group of care workers and UNISON members lobbied seven Greater Manchester council leaders and Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham outside a GMCA meeting in Trafford today (Friday).


Furious Lancashire hospital workers think OCS bosses “take the biscuit”

Furious frontline health workers have put two fingers up at bosses who gave them a KitKat as a reward for risking their lives on Covid wards.


UNISON calls out levelling up hypocrisy over Northern transport funding

UNISON North West transport lead Vic Walsh has written to Transport for the North Chief Executive Martin Tugwell to raise concerns that the 2022 funding settlement from the Department for Transport is failing communities in the North. The full content of the letter can be seen below.


Liverpool Charity Nugent Signs Up to Dying to Work Charter

Nugent- which delivers care, support and educational services to young people and adults has today signed up to the Dying to Work Charter in partnership with trade union UNISON. The charity operates in Liverpool, Sefton, Warrington, Wirral, St Helens and Wigan.


UNISON North West Welcomes Oldham Council's Living Wage Commitment

UNISON North West welcomes Oldham Council's 22/23 budget proposal, which will ensure that all workers commissioned by the local authority- including over 4000 care workers- will be paid at least the Foundation Living Wage.


Care workers present Living Wage petition to Mayor Andy Burnham and Greater Manchester council leaders



A group of care workers and UNISON members presented a petition to all ten Greater Manchester council leaders and Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham today (Friday).


Salford social care campaign secures £19m pay rise for care workers

A campaign by Salford care workers and members of trade union UNISON has won a massive £19m pay rise for social care workers around the country.


UNISON calls out "gross betrayal" of the North over Integrated Rail Plan

UNISON General Secretary Christina McAnea and UNISON North West Regional Secretary Kevan Nelson have written to Transport for the North board members ahead of the TfN's board meeting today (Wednesday). The letter has been written in response to the release of the Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands and calls out the Government's "gross betrayal" of the North. The full content of the letter can be seen below.



Stockport care worker launches campaign demanding a pay rise for all Greater Manchester social care workers



Stockport care worker and UNISON rep Danielle Dolan has this week launched a campaign which demands that all care workers in the region receive a starting salary of at least the Foundation Living Wage (£9.90 per hour).



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