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Public Service Alliance

Want to get involved? See below for information on how to contact the lead for your local PSA. Newcastle – Conor McArdle Phone: 0191 245 0821 Email: c.mcardle@unison.co.uk Gateshead – Alison Chappell Phone: 0191 245 0843 Email: a.chappell@unison.co.uk Northumberland – Terry Johnstone Phone: 0191 245 0806 Email: t.johnstone@unison.co.uk   Durham – Stephen Mead Phone: 0191 245 0846 […]

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Equalities

Equality is at the heart of UNISON. We challenge discrimination and win quality in the workplace and beyond. Everyone shares responsibility for equality in UNISON. But our equality work includes groups for members who experience particular types of prejudice and discrimination. These groups meet locally and nationally to discuss, campaign and organise around the specific […]

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    International

    The Northern Region has a proud tradition of supporting international issues and solidarity with workers in other countries. We work with individual unions and global union federations to defend public services and fight against austerity around the world. We also have responsibility to defend human and trade union rights wherever they are under attack. In […]

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    Young members

    UNISON in the Northern Region has an active Young Members Group which meets regularly to discuss issues of common concern and interest to young members (aged 26 and under). Meetings are friendly and informal; attending the meetings gives you the opportunity to be involved in shaping your union and making sure young members have their […]

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    Education

    2017 will be full of real challenges for UNISON workplace representatives. Our activists have to contend with redundancies, outsourcing, attacks on terms and conditions along with casework and their day jobs. As a trade union, UNISON values the work all our representatives do. We therefore aim to provide a programme of learning which supports them […]

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