UNISON’s Award Winning Legal Team

UNISON is proud to have an award winning legal team fighting for our Members and are proud that our Legal Officer, Shantha David has been named one of the Lawyer Hot 100 Lawyers of the Year 2020. The Lawyer Hot 100 recognises the most daring, innovative and creative lawyers from in-house, private practice and the […]

Zero Hours Doesn’t Mean Zero Rights

Zero hours doesn’t mean zero rights – that’s the message from Britain’s biggest Trade Union to Cumbrian workers. With increasing numbers of staff in our care homes, hospitals and social care facing a casualisation of hours after almost a decade of cuts, public service union UNISON are calling on ‘as and when’ workers to get […]

National Minimum Wage Increase

Minimum Wage Rate Up to 31 March 2019 From 1 April 2019 National Living Wage £7.83 £8.21 21-24 Year Olds £7.38 £7.70 18-20 Year Olds £5.90 £6.15 16-17 Year Olds £4.20 £4.35 Apprentices £3.70 £3.90 The new national minimum wage rates take effect from Monday 1 April 2019, two decades after UNISON helped create the […]

Violence at Work

Aggression or violence towards those delivering public services is a problem which is getting worse. UNISON defines violence at work as: “any incident in which an employee is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work”. UNISON expects employers to put in place a basic level of monitoring, support, safeguards and training. Most […]

Standing up to the Empire

Standing Up to the Empire – Opposing Trump’s Regime Change in Venezuela and Latin America – 11th March, 7pm, Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester. This event is being jointly organised by the North West Region and the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, to which the union is affiliated.    Speakers include:  Her Excellency Rocio Maneiro, Venezuelan Ambassador […]

Invitation to Join AWAZ to Mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

January 27th each year is Holocaust Memorial Day, when we remember the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed in Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.  On HMD we can honour the survivors of these regimes of hatred and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform […]

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 […]

Reclaim Tax on Your UNISON Subscriptions, Professional Body Registration & Uniform Laundry

If you wear a uniform at work, and have to wash, repair or replace it yourself, you may be able to reclaim £100’s of tax for up to five years of expenses. To be able to claim tax relief, ALL of the following must apply: You wear a recognisable uniform that shows you’ve got a […]

Celebrating 100 Years of The Fire Brigades Union

In 1918, a small group of Firefighters, disillusioned with poor treatment at the hands of those who oversaw their service, set up the “Firemen’s Trade Union” with the founding aim of “a means to re-organise the conditions of their labours and thus bring more happiness into the lives of its members.”  Soon renamed the “Fire […]