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Cuts to tax credits will hit the incomes of thousands of working families across Cumbria, says UNISON’s Dave Prentis


The loss of income to working families because of changes to tax credits, and restrictions on the right to strike that will make it difficult for workers to take action when things go wrong at work, were the top topics of discussion when UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis met public sector workers in Penrith this week.  

Campaigning to Protect Our Environment – Public Meeting in Manchester, Tuesday 6 October, 6pm


UNISON North West is hosting a public meeting on the environment during the week of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.

Probation Staff Take Action Over 0% Pay ‘Offer’


All UNISON members working for the National Probation Service and community rehabilitation companies in England and Wales are taking strike action today.

Tax Credits in Peril

Tax credits play a crucial role in supporting the incomes of millions of households across the country.  In a low-wage economy, tax credits are an indispensable lifeline.


Sign Up to Support NHS-run Patient Transport Services

A decision will be made shortly about who will run Patient Transport Services across the North West.

Please show your support for the NHS by signing the petition (click here).

UNISON North West LGBT Group Win Best Parade Entry at Manchester Pride

This year saw Manchester Pride celebrate its 25th birthday and UNISON North West Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Group celebrated Pride in style.

‘Cash-rich’ University Plans to Axe Jobs


The University of Manchester developed the world’s first stored-program computer, but now bosses plan to outsource IT services to private providers and cut 68 jobs.

June Poole, UNISON Activist


UNISON North West is sorry to report the death on 21 August 2015 of June Poole, a much respected activist at branch, regional and national levels of the union.

UNISON on the March at Liverpool Pride

Unison_NW_-_LGBT-logo.jpgUNISON will once again be marching in this year’s Liverpool Pride, which takes place this Saturday (1st August).

All members, plus their families and friends, are welcome to march with UNISON.  There is no need to register your attendance, so feel free to just turn up on the day.

Don’t Take Our Nurseries Away

Unison_-_Dont_take_it_1.jpgBlackpool Council is planning to close its two remaining nurseries.  Both are located in deprived areas – Grange Park and Talbot & Brunswick.  The nurseries are well-used and are focal points for local communities.

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