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Raph Parkinson Regional Organiser RIP

UNISON North West deeply regrets to announce the death of Raph Parkinson, Regional Organiser.

Over the past 10 days, Raph had been receiving treatment at Royal Liverpool Hospital for pneumonia complications from COVID-19 but sadly his situation worsened and he died overnight on Monday.


Wigan and Leigh rehab workers begin ten-day strike in long-running pay dispute as their union is finally recognised by We Are With You



Workers in the Wigan-Council commissioned drug and alcohol rehabilitation service will begin a further ten days of strike action on Monday (21 September) in a dispute over pay.


NHS workers in the North West of England call on government to show its appreciation for them

Health staff across the North West of England – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are beginning two days of campaigning today (Thursday) urging the government to give an early, significant pay rise of at least £2,000 to every worker in the NHS.


Wigan and Leigh rehab workers set to begin ten day strike in long-running pay dispute

Workers in the Wigan-Council commissioned drug and alcohol rehabilitation service will begin a further ten days of strike action later this month in a dispute over pay.


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



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