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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 […]

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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