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UNISON Welfare School Uniform Grant 2017

If you’re struggling with the rising cost of living, and worried about how you’ll be able to cope with back-to-school costs, UNISON might be able to help. ‘There for you‘ are once again launching the School Uniform Grant programme for 2017. An application form and poster are embedded into this post below, which you can […]

UNISON NEC Elections 2017

Every two years members have the chance for who they want to lead the union on their behalf and represent their interests. Our branch members can vote for a number or regional and national seats. The Branch Executive agreed to nominate candidates who are committed to the following: OPPOSE FURTHER AUSTERITY/ATTACKS ON OUR SERVICES RESIST […]

UNISON North West Young Members’ Political School

UNISON North West will be holding their first Young Members’ Political School in Liverpool, 31 March – 1 April The event will cover themes including: Strengthening the voice of young members in UNISON Organising Skills Practical Workshops Social Activity Building an effective anti-austerity campaign Public Speaking Confidence Building Fighting for a Young Workers’ Charter   […]

Stars in our Schools 2016

A Big Thank You to all our schools who participated in this year’s event. The Prize Draw Winners Are: First Prize £500 Levenshulme High School Second Prize £250 Our Lady’s R.C. High School Third Prize £150 St. Pauls Primary School Fourth Prize £100 St. Cuthbert’s R.C. Primary School Our events were very popular with staff, […]

UNISON There for You – Winter Fuel Grant 2016

UNISONs Welfare Charity ‘There for You’ have now launched the Winter Fuel Grant for 2016. Applications for the scheme will be taken until the closing date of 17th February 2017. Please note that this year eligibility now includes those in receipt of housing benefit and the amount of the grant has risen from £40 to […]

Young Members’ Event – Working Class Movement Library – Tuesday 22 November

November is Young Workers’ Month and UNISON North West Young Members’ Forum will be hosting an event at the Working Class Movement Library (WCML) in Salford The WCML showcases the stories of working people’s struggles and victories from the Tolpuddle Martyrs and Kinder Scout Mass Trespass to the birth of the NHS and the miners’ […]

Homotopia – In Memoriam – Andrew Fekete

As part of this year’s Homotopia festival, UNISON North West LGBT Group is supporting the production of an evening highlighting the life of Andrew Fekete. Andrew Fekete arrived at the University of Liverpool in September 1972 to study Architecture. Just fourteen years later, he would be dead, one of the first 100 victims of the […]

Local Government Pension Funds Guide

UNISON has put together the following LGPS bulletin which breaks down the complex topic of Local Government Pensions into more manageable chunks. Each section contains an explanation along with facts and figures in an easy to understand way. Please be aware that this guide is intended as a general reference to how the LGPS works […]

What Women Want Campaign

What do you want? That’s the question women were asked twenty years ago as part of a campaign called What Women Want. It was supported by Anita Roddick founder of the Body Shop as a way of giving British women a voice at the United Nations World Conference on Women in September 1995. The idea […]

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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    • UNISON #ThereForYou have launched a new School Uniform Grant for 2017. Deadline to apply 21st July & more info here https://t.co/mElXid3d10
      about 8 hours ago
    • RT @resolutereader: Pleased to be joining my fellow Unison activists on this demonstration against the Tories and their austerity. See you…
      about 1 day ago
    • @sw_bee1 @pplsassembly Tickets will be allocated to UNISON members initially but send through your request to uniso… https://t.co/ByBs3QOIwv
      about 1 day ago
    • We have tickets available for train travel to the #ToriesOut national demo hosted by @pplsassembly this Sat 1st July https://t.co/MGf0VyrI0r
      about 2 days ago
    • RT @jeremycorbyn: Great to speak at Unison's conference today. They proudly stand up for public sector workers under attack by this Tory go…
      about 5 days ago

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