Speak Up For Your School Consultative Ballot

UNISON’s Consultative Ballot for our Members in Schools is now open and will run until 5 March. UNISON is the biggest Union in the UK for School Support Staff with over 250,000 Members and is asking all members working in England in publicly funded schools. This includes academies, multi academy trusts, free schools, studio schools, universities, technical […]

Speak Up For Your School

Schools in Cumbria have faced real term cuts of £10.9 million since 2015 with 82% of schools being affected. The Government has agreed £400 million for little extras, for one year only and £350 million for SEND, over 2 years, but these aren’t long term.  The NHS has been given an increase of £20 billion […]

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, […]