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National Delegates Conference update 4

Update 4 NDC Issue 4 Friday 23rd June 2017 In this issue Emergency composite 1 – After the General Election Motion 14 – Mental health champions First timer My first conference Thoughts of a first time delegate NHS Bursarys – The fight is NOT over Motion 106 – Shared branch resource centres Motion 5 – […]

National Delegates Conference update 3

Update 3 NDC Issue 3 Thursday 22nd June 2017 In this issue Working globally for LGBT rights Organising in homecare First time delegate Motion 35 – Affordable housing Message from Nicky, Linda and Clare Save our South Tyneside Hospitals Campaign Motion 59 – Child marriage is child labour Motion 61 – Working globally for LGBT […]

National Delegates Conference update 2

Update 2 NDC Issue 2 Wednesday 21st June 2017 In this issue Speech by Dave Prentis Getting the public on our side – public service campaigning Motion 2 – Organising and growing our membership in private contractors Developing an organising branch Motion 57 – A living pension Show racism the red card International rally Feedback […]

National Delegates Conference update 1

Our first update from NDC is out! NDC Issue 1 Tuesday 20th June 2017 In this issue Welcome to conference Motion 55 – UNISON and the WASPI Campaign Motion 18 – Stepping up the campaign against bullying and harassment Reflecting on LG conference Motion 33 – STPs – the future of the NHS? Composite C […]

An LGBT rainbow will shine on Penshaw Monument this week

This Wednesday evening (17 May) the Penshaw Monument in Sunderland is to be lit up in rainbow colours by UNISON Northern region’s LGBT group and Sunderland City Council to mark international day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia (IDAHOBIT). The day is celebrated every year to remind people of the huge number of hate crimes and […]

Hartlepool Academies working in partnership with trade unions

Workplace relations entered a new era in Hartlepool when three academy trusts signed a historic recognition agreement with leading Hartlepool trade unions. Academies are schools which have moved out of the local authority family of schools and now act as employers in their own right. As independent employers, the academies have freedom to implement their […]

15 min care makeover film

UNISON has today released an excellent film on facebook and twitter demonstrating that it is impossible to provide good care in 15 min. The short film features actress Claire Sweeney and we would urge you to share as wide as possible on social media and encourage people to sign the petition. The government has slashed councils’ social care budgets, leaving […]

Buenaventura Project update

UNISON Northern has had a UIDF bid accepted for a 12 month project which seeks to build on the successful pilot collaboration with NOMADESC and Show Racism the Red Card in Buenaventura, Colombia. Buenaventura is a port city of around 400,000 inhabitants (around the size of Newcastle) where human rights groups estimate that over 5,000 […]

UNISON Northern Region’s International Committee is celebrating International Women’s Day 2017. This year’s theme is: Be Bold for Change.

UNISON Northern Region’s International Committee is celebrating International Women’s Day 2017. This year’s theme is: Be Bold for Change. Over the past year it is my belief that this committee and its members have very much made bold strides in empowering and supporting women not only within our own communities but across the world. Within […]

Women from across the North to lobby MPs over state pension inequality on International Women’s Day

  Women across the north of England are travelling to London today (Wednesday) to lobby MPs against changes to the state pension age that left many out of pocket when the government made pension age 65 for both men and women. The changes introduced in 1995 affected approximately 2.6m women now in their late 50s […]