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Cumberland Infirmary workers set to strike over TEN YEARS worth of missing unsocial hours payments

More than seventy porters, cleaners, switchboard and catering staff working at Cumberland Infirmary are set to take strike action over missing payments for working unsocial hours.


An early wage rise for health workers in the North West would improve morale

A £2,000 pay rise for all NHS workers across the North West would boost morale amid unrelenting pandemic pressures, says UNISON today (Wednesday).


Unions, MPs and service users declare “Save Our Shops!” as Liverpool One Stop Shops threatened with closure

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, Liverpool MPs and local residents are today (Thursday) launching the Save Our Shops campaign in response to the potential closure of Liverpool’s One Stop Shops.


Updated Advice: Bargaining Over Workplace Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic

We are receiving an increasing number of enquiries regarding what members and their employers should do to minimise the risk of Coronavirus infection at this worrying time. We have compiled some official guidance documents below, which we hope will be helpful.


Wigan and Leigh rehab workers victorious as long-running industrial dispute is finally resolved

Drug and alcohol support workers employed by We Are With You have announced the end of a long-running trade dispute with their employer- more than fifteen months after they first took strike action.



NHS staff at Manchester Hospitals lodge grievance over underpayment as Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust accused of getting clinical care ‘on the cheap’

Over three hundred health care assistants (HCAs), nursing assistants (NAs) and Maternity Assistants (MAs) working in Manchester Hospitals have lodged a grievance over years of underpayment for delivering clinical care.


Politicians call on Lifeways to treat staff with dignity and respect

Hundreds of Lifeways workers employed across the North West are coming together to campaign for appropriate holiday pay – and now over 70 politicians have signed an open letter supporting these courageous key workers.


Pay restraint is a ‘cruel blow’ for those working tirelessly in the pandemic

Staff need pay rise to maintain morale.



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