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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).

Regional Council Opposes Liverpool Arms Fair

On Saturday, UNISON North West Regional Council passed an emergency motion opposing the Liverpool Arms Fair.
At the Arms Fair, representatives of governments from many countries, including some highly undemocratic and repressive regimes, plus their top military brass, will rub shoulders with the merchants of death determined to make massive profits out of military conflict and human suffering.
We will review ANY future use of the ACC as a result of this Arms Fair.

You can read the full text of the emergency motion, which was unanimously carried, below.

Care workers set to walk over 30 miles from Burnley to Tory Party Conference in Manchester to “save social care”

Twelve care workers and members of UNISON trade union will walk thirty-three miles this weekend in order to draw attention to the social care crisis.

UNISON North West launches Green Week newsletter

UNISON North West Climate Emergency Group launch Green Week newsletter calling on UNISON members to stand together and take action on climate change.

Stockport NHS Trust Sign Up to the Dying to Work Charter

Stockport Health UNISON branch have been working with the Stockport NHS Foundation Trust to gain their support for the Dying to Work Charter, which protects employees who are terminally ill.

NHS staff at hospitals in Manchester, Stockport and Wigan resolve fair pay campaign

Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) at three large NHS hospital trusts in Greater Manchester have taken a significant step towards resolving a long-running dispute about their pay.

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