Regional secretary’s blog

Clare Williams is UNISON Northern’s Regional Secretary.

Read Clare’s blog for views on issues that are important to members in the Northern Region and nationally.

Blog: Black History Month – Guest post by Nicky Ramanandi and Doreen Chananda

October marks Black History Month, a month UNISON has a proud history of supporting, throughout the month we acknowledge the achievements of Black people both past and present and the month also gives us time to focus on how life is for Black people today. We know that discrimination and inequality still exists, and that […]

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Blog: Higher Education Pay – We’re worth more, we can’t afford less

Guest blog by Denise Ward and Lorraine Brown As the Northern Region’s representatives on the National Higher Education Service Group Executive, we thought we would let members know why we are recommending a vote for strike action in UNISON’s Higher Education industrial action ballot. The ballot opened on Friday 22 July and will close on […]

Blog: Interview with Juliet Giddins for social work day

Today is social work day! To acknowledge the day Ronagh Craddock talks to social worker Juliet Giddins about working in social work and the importance of being in UNISON. RC: Can you tell us what appealed to you about working in social work and what the highlights are?  JG: My experiences as a child sparked […]

Blog: Interview with Regional Women’s Network Chair, Pat Heron

Ronagh Craddock interviews Pat Heron for International Women’s Day 2022.

Blog: Campaigning in higher education – guest post by Danielle Jeffries

Danielle Jeffries, regional higher education lead, blogs about issues facing higher education workers and the importance of being in UNISON

Blog: Celebrating activists during #HeartUnions week

Clare Williams thanks activists during #HeartUnions week in her latest blog.

Blog: Race Equality Week 2022 – Guest post by Nicky Ramanandi

Regional Convenor, Nicky Ramanandi blogs about Race Equalities Week.

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Blog: Interview with Regional Welfare Committee Chair, Maria Alberts

Paul Riley interviews Maria Alberts about all things Welfare.

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Blog: Attending UNISON’s first ever young members conference. Guest blog by Jamie Dickinson

Jamie Dickinson blogs about UNISON’s first ever motion based young members conference.

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Blog: The dithering must end – investment in social care is needed now

A recent report from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (Adass) has confirmed what we have been saying for quite some time, that the situation in social care is rapidly deteriorating. We need to address the critical shortage of staff working in the care sector who look after our loved ones. The report […]