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

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

International Women’s Day

Today UNISON Northern is celebrating International women’s day and recognising the amazing role of women in our union. International women’s day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We want to remember the women whose stories are rarely told. Stories like that of Emma Paterson (nee- Smith) 1848-1886 […]

Chair of UNISON Northern women’s network elected as chair of  Northern TUC women’s group;

Congratulations to Pat Heron the Northern region women’s network chair who was elected as the Northern TUC women’s group Chair. Pat is an avid spokesperson for women and will do an excellent job at ensuring Northern women in the trade union movement and UNISON women’s voice’s are heard and represented Well done Pat!

Women from across the North to lobby MPs over state pension inequality on International Women’s Day

Women across the north of England are travelling to London today (Wednesday) to lobby MPs against changes to the state pension age

Women’s Network AGM Supporting the NHS Rally

This Saturday saw the women’s network AGM being held with some of the best participation to date. We showed our support for the TUC campaign Heart Unions week and then joined colleagues, comrades and members of the public on the NHS march and rally which was held in Newcastle. The turnout was fantastic with an […]

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.

Join the 10th Anniversary Event of Reclaim the Night

You are invited to the Northern TUC’s Annual Reclaim the Night event which this year takes place in Newcastle on Saturday 26th November at 6.00 pm. Gather at Old Eldon Square, Blackett Street, Newcastle, NE1 7UG where the march will set off at 6.30 pm up Northumberland Street led by the Bangshees, community-based all-women drumming […]