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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.

Woodchurch Road Primary School support staff to take strike action over cuts to hours

Twenty-one Wirral school workers have announced that they will take strike action on Thursday 3 December over Woodchurch Primary School’s proposal to cut their hours and pay by up to 20%.

‘Disgraceful’ Catering company Dolce cuts pay of school meals staff pay and informs key workers of their fate by text message

School caterer Dolce- which provides catering services to schools across the North West including in Blackpool, Bury, Cumbria, Manchester, Rochdale, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan and the Wirral – has cut the hours and pay of hundreds of kitchen staff in schools throughout the region.

Cumberland Infirmary workers may strike over TEN YEARS’ worth of missing unsocial hours payments to hospital staff

Porters, cleaners, switchboard and catering staff working at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle - all members of trade union UNISON - are currently voting on whether to take strike action over missing payments for working unsocial hours.

Health workers in the North West of England urge local MPs to back early pay rise for exhausted staff and to protect the NHS

Thousands of health staff across the North West of England – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are writing to the region’s seventy-five MPs asking them to back UNISON’s call for NHS staff to get an early pay rise in time for Christmas.

The big vote: General secretary election 2020

On this page you can find out everything you need to know about the big vote to elect the next general secretary of UNISON.

UNISON North West warning against ‘callous’ cuts to school meals staff by caterer Dolce

UNISON North West is today (Thursday) warning against plans by school caterer Dolce to cut the hours and pay of hundreds of kitchen staff in schools throughout the region.

Wirral school staff threaten walk out over cut to hours and pay

Wirral UNISON has today (Wednesday) launched a ballot which asks 20 school support staff at Woodchurch Road Primary School whether they want to take strike action.

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