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UNISON North West “concerned” about PPE stocks for pupils and school staff

The trade union for school staff in the North West has expressed its fear that there will not be enough PPE to go around for school workers and pupils when schools reopen next week.


Wigan and Leigh drug and alcohol workers vote for strike action again as report shows We Are With You sucked £1.4m out of the local economy

Workers in the Wigan Council-commissioned drug and alcohol rehabilitation service have voted to take strike action for the sixth time in a dispute over pay. 


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.



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