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UNISON appalled at revelation that some of Nightingale Hospital Manchester's healthcare heroes are being underpaid

UNISON has uncovered the concerning news that some cleaners, porters, catering assistants and security guards at the NHS Nightingale Hospital in Manchester are receiving less pay from night and weekend shifts than their colleagues who do exactly the same jobs in other NHS hospitals. 


Support for family and friends of deceased members

We are so saddened to hear of members dying from COVID-19, including so many who have died in the line of duty, as they try to help others in this unprecedented time.


International Workers' Memorial Day - Minute's Silence - 11am on Tuesday 28 April



The purpose of International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) has never been more prescient in this time of global health crisis.


Our care workers deserve more than badges and applause: Hassan Ortega, UNISON NW Community Chair's Blog

Care workers - and all the disciplines they cover - are high on UNISON North West's agenda. They are our valued members working across the statutory, community and private sectors.


UNISON North West Schools Forum Statement: Catering Companies and Furlough

Over the last two weeks it has been brought to the attention of the Schools Committee that some catering companies may be trying to work around Cabinet advice in relation to school staff not being furloughed.


Thank You

UNISON publicly thanks members working during the crisis.


Thousands of care workers respond to UNISON North West survey and share their horror stories about the reality of working in care during the pandemic



More than 2600 care workers have responded to a UNISON North West survey and shared the shocking truth about the lack of support for care staff during the ongoing public health crisis.



Thousands of public service workers contact UNISON with ‘harrowing’ stories around protective kit as government asked to step up over Easter

Thousands of people working in the NHS, social care and local services have contacted a UNISON hotline in the last week expressing anxiety at the lack of gloves, masks, eye protectors and gowns where they work.


‘Callous’ Warrington Primary Academy Trust criticised as it presses ahead with plans to make staff redundant during Coronavirus crisis

Warrington Primary Academy Trust (WPAT), which runs six schools in Warrington and Halton, has come under fire as it has ploughed on with a controversial staffing restructure process in the midst of the ongoing national health crisis.



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