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2019 has been designated UNISON’s Year of the Young Worker and we are working with Show Racism the Red Card to deliver our Young Ambassador Programme. The course is open to all young members and runs for one day per week for 6 weeks from Tuesday 8 October until Saturday the 16 November. The course aims to […]

Blog: Why Teaching assistants like my Mam deserve our solidarity – Guest post by Jamie Dickinson

As someone who recently finished their academic journey through our state primary and now secondary school system, I know the detrimental toll that nine years of ideologically Tory / Lib Dem driven austerity has had on morale, investment and focus on students from some of the poorest and deprived areas of our region. With a […]

Boris Johnson is setting a timebomb for the NHS

Together we represent more than a million health and care staff. They’re the lifeblood of our health service, consistently going above and beyond to make sure we can all rely on world-class care when we need it most. A no-deal Brexit could devastate the NHS and social care. And if this government goes ahead with […]

UNISON’s Clare Williams features in new Show Racism the Red Card film

UNISON is proud to work with Show Racism the Red Card and we are pleased to have been able to participate in the new film which features UNISON Assistant General Secretary Roger Mackenzie and Regional Secretary Clare Williams.  

South Tyneside workers and public support local food bank

Janet Green, UNISON South Tyneside LG Branch Secretary organised for a donation to a local food bank this week. As the branch welfare officer Janet set up donation points across South Tyneside – including South Tyneside Council, South Tyneside Homes and South Tyneside Hospital. Food banks provide for individuals and families in crisis for example […]

UNISON brokers pension breakthrough for low-paid health workers

Hundreds of outsourced porters, catering, domestic and security staff in Northumbria are to get the same pension as NHS workers after a year of negotiations, says UNISON today (Thursday). Many of the employees at private firm Northumbria Healthcare Facilities Management Ltd (NHFML) – a wholly owned subsidiary company set up by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation […]

Join us at Durham Miners’ Gala

The 135th Durham Miners’ Gala takes place on Saturday 13 July The Gala is the biggest Labour Movement event in Europe and this year one of the key speakers is Dave Prentis, General Secretary so we want to see a huge wave of UNISON members showing their support. UNISON members and their families are asked […]

UNISON launches pension ballot in Nothumbria NHS subsidiary

Yesterday (Monday 24 June) saw the launch of a consultative ballot for UNISON members working in Northumbria Health Facilities Management Ltd (NHFML) who are a wholly owned subsidiary company of Northumbria Healthcare NHS foundation trust.  The trust have been consulting with staff for the past 12 months on a change in pension provider to apply […]

National Delegates Conference Newssheets

You can keep up to date on the conference latest by downloading our news sheets below. Issue 4 Friday 21 June           Issue 3 Thursday 20 June      Issue 2 Wednesday 19 June  Issue 1 Tuesday 18 June      

Get help with the cost of school uniforms

The union’s welfare charity There for You has once more set up a limited fund to help members on low incomes towards the costs of school uniform through a one-off payment of £40.