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In Memory of Jean Blevin

Jean Blevin 1958-2020

UNISON launches campaign to bring Liverpool hospital cleaners, caterers and security guards back in-house

The UK’s largest trade union launched a campaign yesterday (Monday) to bring all hospital workers within Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust back in-house.

Wigan and Leigh rehab workers preparing to resume strike action in long-running pay dispute

Workers in the Wigan Council-commissioned drug and alcohol rehabilitation service are taking part in a strike ballot in a dispute over pay. 

UNISON calls for real devolution on Northern transport

Public service union UNISON has today written to Transport for the North (TfN) board members to raise concerns about the Government’s commitment to devolution to the North.

Liverpool councillors, MPs, academics and unions launch report on how to solve the social care crisis after the pandemic

Councillors, MPs, academics and trade unions have co-authored a report into the failings of the social care industry, which they will present today (Thursday) as a roadmap to overcome the crisis which currently engulfs the sector.

Salford care workers and vulnerable service users’ lives being put at risk by care companies who refuse to pay sick pay despite public funding

Salford’s care workers, politicians and trade union UNISON have voiced their dismay after they discovered that many care companies operating in the city are still refusing to support care workers who need to self-isolate or shield due to COVID-19.

Tameside Hospital Security Staff Win NHS Pay Rates

Strike action called off as outsourced security staff employed by the French multinational company Engie have won NHS rates of pay.   

Bolton councillors under pressure to back care workers who are struggling to stop the spread of COVID-19 as crucial vote looms

Councillors in Bolton are coming under increasing pressure to protect care workers by backing the Care Workers vs COVID-19 motion at the full council meeting on Wednesday (15 July).

Liverpool NHS Cavalcade 4 July 2020

Campaigners held a bike and car cavalcade on 4 July to highlight “300 unnecessary Covid deaths” in Liverpool. The route circled Liverpool Women’s, the Royal and Aintree Hospitals as part of the NHS 72nd birthday celebrations, highlighting government failures to cope with Covid-19. The cavalcade was organised by Keep Our NHS Public Merseyside and Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

Serendipity Care Home in Urmston closes, with more than 70 ‘heroic’ care workers set to lose their jobs

Serendipity Care Home in Urmston has closed down unexpectedly, leaving open the possibility that more than 70 local care workers will lose their jobs imminently. Care home residents have to be urgently moved out of the home by the end of this month.

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