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Former General Secretary Rodney Bickerstaffe Has Passed Away

Sadly, Rodney Bickerstaffe – former General Secretary of both UNISON and NUPE – died today, Tuesday 3 October 2017. Rodney, or Bick as he was known to many, was a great personal friend to many of us and a dedicated champion of all the union members he proudly represented throughout his career. He coupled a […]

Join the Protest Against Austerity and End the Pay Cap

TAKE BACK MANCHESTER FESTIVAL: 30TH SEPTEMBER – 4TH OCTOBER The People’s Assembly will be holding a week of protest, demonstrations, cultural events, rallies, comedy, music and public meetings all across Manchester while the Conservative Party hold their conference there. The election result has left Theresa May and the Conservative Party with a weak, unstable Government […]

UNISON In Schools Newsletter – Autumn 2017

The latest newsletter for UNISON members in Schools is now available for you to view online and download for reading later. At the bottom of this post we have included a poster you can share with friends and family which outlines the many ways in which UNISON can help you as a member of school […]

Tell the Tories to Pay Up Now – Join the March on Sunday 1st October

It is less than three weeks to the People’s Assembly march in Manchester (supported by UNISON) to coincide with the Tory Party conference. Join us in our fight to get Fair Pay. Let’s send the government a message that is loud and clear – Pay Up Now! We need to be mobilising now to make […]

Pay Up Now Public Meetings

Public sector workers have lost thousands since 2010 due to the pay freeze and 1% cap. At long last, the cap is beginning to crack, but we need to make sure that the government funds a substantial pay rise for ALL public sector workers. As part of the pay campaign, public meetings have been arranged […]

New Play About The Grunwick Strike 1976-78: ‘We Are The Lions Mr Manager’

A new play by Townsend Productions relives the extraordinary true story of the Grunwick Strike, a dispute that challenged the way women and immigrants are treated in the workplace. On the 20th August 1976 a group of workers in a film processing factory in Willesden walked out in protest at their unfair working conditions, low […]

Issue 8 of Equality Matters now online

The latest issue of our Branch Equalities newsletter – “Equality Matters” – is now available to view on-line or download. Equality Matters – Issue No. 8 – July 2017

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   […]

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