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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.

Save Our Nurseries

Unison_-_Save_our_nurseries.jpgUNISON Blackpool branch is organising a march on Monday (27th) to protest against the Council’s plans to close its remaining nursery provision in the town.

The Council currently runs nurseries in two deprived areas – Grange Park and Talbot & Brunswick.  The nurseries are well-used and are focal points for local communities.

Healthier Together: UNISON response

Responding to the outcome of the Healthier Together process, and the announcement that there are to be four specialist hospitals conducting high-risk emergency surgery at Central Manchester, Salford, Oldham and Stockport, UNISON North West Head of Health Amy Barringer said:

Probation workers stage two-hour stoppage over pay row

Ellesmere-Port--265x300.jpgUNISON members are today (Tuesday) staging a two-hour stoppage in England and Wales between 8am and 10am in the ongoing dispute over pay.

‘Stop TTIP’ – Public Meeting – Tuesday 14 July, 6pm, Manchester

Speakers include John Hilary, War on Want

Arthur Miller’s ‘The Hook’ at Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Amidst the political tensions of 1950s America, Arthur Miller’s play was suppressed by the FBI.

Families and Staff United Against Cuts at Calderstones

Staff and relatives of service users at Calderstones are to take part in a demonstration today against planned cuts in services and pay.

The rally follows the trust’s decision to close ‘peripheral homes’ and move service users into the community where staff and relatives fear they will not have the necessary support.

Hundreds March in Whalley Against NHS Cuts

Three hundred people – including staff and relatives of service users at Calderstones Trust took part in a demonstration today against planned cuts in services and pay.

Manchester College Activists Take the Fight Over FE Funding to Westminster

FE-Rally-crowd-scene-300x128.jpgA delegation of UNISON activists from The Manchester College (TMC) joined Further Education lecturers and support staff from across the country in a lobby of Westminster yesterday to oppose the savage 24% cuts to adult education.  Hundreds of FE staff, including activists from UNISON, UCU and ATL, took part in a rally outside Westminster before lobbying politicians in the Houses of Parliament.

NW Women’s Conference – Growing the Union: Increasing Participation of Young Women




 The North West Regional Women’s Conference is to be held on

Saturday 25th July 2015, 9.30/10am to 3.00pm.

at UNISON Regional Office, Arena Point, 1 Hunt’s Bank, Manchester M3 1UN

UNISON North West has an active and enthusiastic women’s group, but we always want more members to get involved.  Our conference will focus on increasing the participation of women – especially young women – in our union.  We will hear from a range of speakers from the NUS, a rape crisis centre and from within UNISON as we work to encourage women to be active in the union and to help make things better in our workplaces and communities.

It should be a good day.  Please contact your branch if you would like to attend.

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