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Fair Deal 4 Manchester – Torchlight Protest

Our city is under attack by this Tory Government’s continued cuts to our NHS, Health & Social Care and Schools. We must stand together in unison to resist these cuts, which disproportionally affect our young, elderly and most vulnerable people. Trade unionists, Labour Party members, activists groups and Manchester residents are coming together on Saturday […]

UNISON and Labour Working Together Against Cuts in North West Schools

Shadow Secretary of State for Education Angela Rayner addressed the UNISON North West Schools Forum today (Monday). Angela, a former UNISON North West Regional Convenor, spoke about the importance of organising work in communities in the fight against cuts in school budgets. This approach has worked in forcing the Government to back-track on plans to […]

Attend the Young Trade Unionists’ May Day Brigade to Cuba

The North West Young Members Forum will be sending two delegates on next year’s Young Trade Unionists’ May Day Brigade to Cuba. The Brigade, organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, is a fantastic opportunity to experience first-hand the reality of life under the ongoing US blockade of Cuba, witness the achievements of the Cuban Revolution, […]

English FE members to be consulted on 1%/£250 pay offer

National committee meets on 3 October to decide its recommendation, and arrangements for consultation Members working in English further education colleges are to be consulted after employers made a “first and final” offer of a 1% pay increase, or £250, whichever is higher, for 2016/17. UNISON’s further education and sixth form colleges committee will meet […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

*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 […]

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. […]

Local Government Pay – Latest Update

Last week, UNISON’s National Joint Council (NJC) representatives, the people who negotiate the pay for those of us on Local Government terms and conditions, voted to accept a 1% pay increase for this year and a further 1% for next year. This is despite a mandate given to them in the consultation we carried out […]

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