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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Haven Holidays Discount for UNISON Members

The nights are drawing in, the John Lewis Christmas ad is on the TV, it must be time to start thinking of your holiday next year! Looking for a holiday by the sea that’s packed full of swimming, sports, crafts, nature and shows all included in the price of your holiday?  Stick the passports in […]