Last week saw 12 UNISON members complete their accredited steward training at Middlesbrough’s Football Club. These UNISON members were from a range of branches in the South of the Region – South Tees, Middlesbrough, Teesside University, Redcar & Cleveland, Durham and TEWV all of which cover various employers ranging from Multi Academy Trusts, Probation, NHS, Higher Education, Carillion, […]
Yesterday (Thursday 1st June) the TUC launched its general election campaign calling on all parties to “give Britain a pay rise”. Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary was joined by Clare Williams, Regional Secretary in the South of the Region to highlight the impact of the Government’s policies of Austerity. As the TUC analysis shows, workers […]
Durham Miners Gala is taking place on Saturday 8th July and last year over 150,000 people attended the event. It’s one of the biggest community and trade union events in the world and now we’ve added a great value weekend festival. It’s your chance to see some of the best bands including: The Lightning Seeds, […]
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 […]
This election may have been called at short notice but we in UNISON are ready to do everything we can to prevent further years of a Conservative Government.
All welcome let’s make this a colourful, peaceful protest and show that love and community spirit is the way to defeat hate. When: Wednesday 19th of April at 6pm Where: Times Square, next to the Centre for Life – Newcastle Please join UNISON Newcastle Hospital Branch and UNISON Northern as we protest the current persecution […]
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.
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 […]
UNISON, in partnership with the College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP), celebrated today as all Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) move to full Allied Health Professions Status (AHP).