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: The Kenny Bell Award

Kenny Bell was a great UNISON activist, Branch Secretary of Newcastle City Branch and Deputy Convenor of UNISON Northern, he was also a very good friend of mine.

Becoming a Union Learning Rep – Guest post by Sarah Eaglestone

My name is Sarah Eaglestone. I am a Union Learning Rep (ULR) for UNISON. If you had of asked me the question “ What would you like to have achieved in five years time  “ five years ago ….. I would never have thought it would be what I have to date. Thanks to UNISON […]

LGBT History Month – Guest Post by Jennifer Black

During February most of us are thinking about AGM’s, be that with our Branches, Service Group or SOG’s. The Regions LGBT SOG is no different however February is also a particularly busy time for them as it is LGBT History Month. This celebration in the LGBT Community originates from the USA, having been started there […]

A day in the life of an Operating Department Practitioner

This week one of our members Angela McPhee will be taking over the NHS twitter page. Angela hopes to highlight the work of an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP).

Celebrating Stars in Our School

Stars in our Schools is all about the fantastic work the support staff does every day and make sure the public knows just how vital support staff are.

We’re so proud of our Durham teaching assistants

They came out in force to show Durham County Council that this isn’t going away, we are so proud of our teaching assistant members in Durham for their strength and resilience during this difficult dispute.

Stronger Together

Since becoming UNISON Regional Secretary back in July, a lot of people have been asking me what the job involves. The truth is that changes on a daily basis. Sometimes it can be about managing the work of the union in the region. Other times it can be about building relationships with local politicians and […]