Join us for ‘A Greener Future for West Cumbria

You are warmly invited by Climate Emergency West Cumbria and West Cumbria and North Lakes Friends of the Earth to ‘A Greener Future for West Cumbria’ on Tuesday 21 September. For our local contribution to the UK-wide Great Big Green Week, we’re holding a free event to celebrate the forthcoming COP26 climate conference. ‘A Greener […]

Education unions call for urgent action by the Department for Education to invest in ventilation measures in schools

Education unions, together with Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Daisy Cooper MP, have today [Tuesday] written to Gavin Williamson urging the government to take firm action to improve ventilation in schools to reduce further Covid disruption.

A message from Barry Gardiner – Stop Fire and Rehire

Millions of hard-working, loyal staff, have been caught by the nasty practice of fire and rehire.
Barry Gardiner’s Private Members Bill is going through Parliament and is supported by over 20 trades unions, the TUC and The Institute of Employment Rights, as well as the Labour Party.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination of people working or deployed in care homes: operational guidance

The Government has finally published guidance in relation to the mandatory vaccination of staff working in CQC-registered care homes. In response, we have been able to publish our own union guidance and advice. Please find relevant links below:   Government Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination of people working or deployed in care  Guidance for UNISON Members: […]

Would you like to be part of UNISON’s team?

Our members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and essential utilities. Our public services are under major threat. Our members are working under extreme pressure but actively campaigning for services and jobs. The North West Region is currently recruiting 2 Local Fighting Fund Organiser’s to work with our […]

Activist Training Programme

Important Notice During the Coronavirus Pandemic, our classroom based Activist Training has been suspended. The courses below will run in virtual classrooms using Microsoft Teams. To register for any of the courses, please email Kim Scott at k.scott@unison.co.uk UNISON North West has put together a comprehensive training package for newly elected and more experienced UNISON […]

Living Matters – Suicide Alertness

Do you feel you are doing enough to help prevent suicide? On average we lose one person a week in our county to suicide.  Cumbria’s suicide rate is higher than the national average.  Anyone can be at risk of suicide and we can all make a difference.  This FREE tailored workshop, organised by Cumbria County Council and […]

How To Influence Parliament

How can you begin to influence the UK Parliament and get your voice heard? How do you contact your MP?  What does the House of Lords do, and how can you contact them?  What are the different ways in which MP’s and Lords can raise issues on your behalf?  How do we make our laws, […]