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Category Archives: Our History

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 […]

George Brown, Manchester Irish and the fight against fascism

 An exhibition telling the story of the fascinating and inspiring figure of George Brown, trade unionist and Spanish Civil War activist can be seen at the Irish World Heritage Centre, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M8 0AE on Thursday 14 March between 11 am and 5 pm. Later that day at 7.30 pm,  a talk on George […]

Bryn Roberts – Father of the Organising Agenda

The UNISON Fighting Fund has got the concept of paid organisers right at the top of the union’s agenda. Far from being something new, the idea of employing organisers has been around for a long time. Here we take a look at the approach to recruitment taken in one of our parent unions NUPE. In […]

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