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A Living Wage in Catholic Schools


Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has reiterated the Church’s commitment to the Living Wage.

Patient Transport Service - Private Company Withdraws Bid

"If Arriva cannot be trusted to run the service why should the public have faith in any other private company?"



Corporate Trade Deals - Public Meeting in Manchester on CETA


Global Justice Now are organising a public meeting on CETA (the Canadian equivalent of TTIP) on Monday 2 November at 6.30pm.  

Retired Members' Open Meeting

UNISON's Ethical Care Charter and the Trade Union Bill will be amongst the topics discussed at our open meeting for all retired UNISON members next Friday, 23 October. 


Paula's Blog - Security? Stability? Opportunity?

With the Tories in Manchester for their annual conference last week, the city’s streets and meeting halls were alive with protest, discussion and ideas for the future. 

UNISON on the March


There was a massive turnout from UNISON members yesterday in Manchester at the national demonstration 'No to Austerity, Yes to Workers' Rights'.   


Craig Wilde, UNISON Activist

UNISON North West is sorry to report that Craig Wilde, long-time North West Ambulance Service Branch Secretary, died over the weekend. 


Craig (right) pictured with MPs Andrew Gwynne and Angela Rayner



Join Us at the Demo on Sunday


As the Conservative Party gathers on Sunday for its annual conference in Manchester the city will play host to a national demonstration with a clear message: ‘No to Austerity, Yes to Workers’ Rights’. 

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.

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