Northumbria Police & the OPCC signs TUC’s Dying to Work Charter

Northumbria Police and the Northumbria Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) have signed the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter on behalf of 5,092 Police Officers and Police Staff.  The charter aims to protect the rights of individuals at work with a terminal illness. The charter was signed this week by the Northumbria Police […]

Blog: Sharon Hodgson MP on Public Services and Labour’s Green New Deal

For this blog I managed to have a catch up with Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West to discuss public services and Labour’s Green New Deal. Clare Williams CW: Public services are all really struggling to provide the services they want with the level of government funding cuts and we’re wondering what your thoughts […]

UNISON Northern’s Anti-Racism and Self-Organised Black Members’ work continues in Middlesbrough

UNISON’s Middlesbrough LG Branch was delighted to be able to participate in celebrating the second Black History Youth Awards Dinner hosted by Cultures CIC, in Middlesbrough Town Hall. UNISON Middlesbrough LG Branch has also become one of the sponsors of the event, supporting the vital community organising work which underpins the event. The awards celebrate […]

Low paid cleaners to be outsourced by Middlesbrough Council

The 140 workers – who are among the lowest paid at the local authority – have been told their jobs are to be transferred to a number of private companies

Show Racism the Red Card Ambassador Programme

We are working with Show Racism the Red Card to deliver our Ambassador Programme. The course is open to all UNISON members and runs for one day per week for 6 weeks from Tuesday 8 October until Saturday the 16 November. The course aims to take participants on a journey from challenging the myths around immigration and […]

Blog: Why Teaching assistants like my Mam deserve our solidarity – Guest post by Jamie Dickinson

Ignored by the government once again, why Teaching assistants like my Mam deserve our solidarity.

Boris Johnson is setting a timebomb for the NHS

A no-deal Brexit could devastate the NHS and social care. And if this government goes ahead with it, health and care workers will be on the frontline

UNISON’s Clare Williams features in new Show Racism the Red Card film

UNISON is proud to work with Show Racism the Red Card and we are pleased to have been able to participate in the new film which features UNISON Assistant General Secretary Roger Mackenzie and Regional Secretary Clare Williams.  

Blog: Police and Crime Commissioner For Northumbria – Guest post by Kim McGuinness

On 19 July I was honoured to have been elected as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria and one of the most enabling factors in this was my union, UNISON.

South Tyneside workers and public support local food bank

Thanks to the generosity of the staff and members of the public they were able to donate over £200 worth of food to the food bank in South Tyneside.