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: […]

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 […]

Local Conservative MP’s Vote to Slash Local Government Funding by £1.3billion

Your Conservative MP’s, John Stevenson, Rory Stewart, Trudy Harrison have voted to slash Council funding by a further £1.3 billion in Parliament on Tuesday in the Local Government Funding Settlement.   This means less money for vital public services including Education, Social Care, Youth Services, Road Maintenance, Libraries and Community Services.  The Local Government Association reported […]