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UNISON NW LGBT AGM 2016

The UNISON North West LGBT Group will hold its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 10th September from 1100 hours to 1600 hours at the UNISON North West Regional Offices, Arena Point, Manchester, M3 1UN. The meeting is open to any UNISON member who self defines as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans and is in a […]

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UNISON national Labour Link nominate Corbyn after he won national consultation email poll of Labour Link levy UNISON members

The committee decision follows discussions at regional and national level, and a consultation of UNISON members who are affiliated to the Labour party. The consultation was carried out online. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Jeremy Corbyn retains the backing of a majority of UNISON’s Labour supporting members. That’s why the committee supported his nomination […]

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Register to vote for Labour’s leadership election for free

If you are a member of a Labour affiliated trade union, you have the right to vote in Labour’s leadership election. So long as you pay your union’s political levy, and joined before 12 January, you just need to register here – for free – by 12 noon, this Monday, 8 August 2016. If you are not sure if you […]

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UK workers experienced sharpest wage fall of any leading economy, TUC analysis finds

UK workers have suffered the biggest fall in real wages among leading OECD countries, according to new analysis published today (Wednesday 27th July) by the TUC. The analysis shows that between 2007 and 2015, real wages in the UK fell by 10.4% – a drop equalled only by Greece. By contrast, over the same eight-year […]

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Labour Leadership Election

The Labour Party National Executive Committee has agreed the timetable for the election of the Leader of the Labour Party. The election will conclude with a Leadership Conference on 24 September 2016. From 5pm on Monday 18 July to 5pm on Wednesday 20 July there will be a link to sign up as a registered […]

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*UPDATE* Local Government Pension Scheme: Please Sign The Parliamentary Petition

*UPDATE* Less than 2,000 signatures are required now to meet our target. Please re-share the link to the petition with your co-workers, friends and family. We now have 98,2076 signatures to date and need 100,000 to ensure there is a parliamentary debate. The government wants to use the money in your pension funds to invest […]

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Press Release on Government’s new Social Work Bill

UNISON joins professional associations and academic bodies to condemn plans to give ministers control over social work regulation in England As leaders of representative bodies of social work and social workers in England, we are writing jointly to raise profound concerns about the Children and Social Work Bill (hereafter the bill) which is currently before […]

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Miami Five Freedom Tour – July 2016

UNISON has been a key supporter of the campaign to free the ‘Miami Five’ – the five Cubans who spent 16 years in US jails for trying to stop terrorist attacks against Cuba. The final members of the Miami were freed from US jails in December 2014 and returned home to Cuba and their families. […]

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Issue 5 of Equality Matters now available online

The latest issue of our Branch Equalities newsletter – “Equality Matters” – is now available to view on-line or download.

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UNISON Advice Re: NUT Industrial Action on 5th July

The NUT have recently announced that they are calling on their members to take strike action on 5 July in response to the threat to the pay, terms and conditions of teachers, linked to funding. Details of the NUT campaign can be found here The DfE revised guidance to schools on industrial action can be […]

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