Thousands turn out to protest at Tory conference

UNISON North West, who have been fighting on the front line of public service cuts for the past decade, led the march

Addaction staff strike over broken pay promises

Local MPs back drug and alcohol support workers, who were told that pay rises would match NHS workers

Solidarity from Southport for striking care workers

UNISON community conference and seminar sends message of support to Alternative Futures members striking this weekend

Care workers vote to strike over threat to sleep-in payments

UNISON members could lose £2,000 a year under plan by private company

Epic film depicts the events leading to the infamous Peterloo Massacre

Mike Leigh’s historical adviser talks about the research that informs the recounting of the 19th century pro-democracy rally that ended in tragedy

Reckless decision prompts third round of strike action at NHS Trust 

The decision taken today (Wednesday) by the board of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust to push ahead with the outsourcing of hundreds of staff is reckless and foolhardly, says UNISON. Responding to the decision, staff at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust are taking five days of strike action, starting at 6am tomorrow (Thursday). […]

NHS outsourcing is bad for staff and bad for patients

The planned outsourcing of staff at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust is not in the interests of staff nor patients, says UNISON. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has written to the head of the north west NHS Trust outlining some key concerns about the proposal to establish a wholly owned subsidiary. Around 900 staff, […]

Parents and children campaign at Westminster

Sunshine and showers – April’s highlights

April may have started with the Easter holidays but there was no rest for UNISON staff, activists and members. And there was only one issue on everyone’s mind – pay.

Wigan hospital workers vote for strike ballot

Wigan NHS members reject plans to transfer them to wholly-owned subsidiary company

Blog: Today I saw our union at its best

Teresa and Geoff are making a massive difference, even when times are tough. Thank you to them for the warm welcome today and for everything they, like all our activists, do for our union.

Shifting the balance of power

Devolution is finally reaching the English regions – on 4 May, voters get to elect the first batch of ‘metro mayors’

Andy Burnham vows to end ‘callous culture’ of social care

The mayoral candidate for Great Manchester outlines plans for a fully-integrated health and social care service

John Flannery and fellow trade unionists pose with large cardboard version of Dying to Work charter

Health trust signs up to charter for workers with terminal illness

Southport and Ormskirk hospitals backs TUC Dying to Work campaign

UNISON leads campaign to save Bolton children’s centres

Union launches protest after council announces merger plan that will see two thirds of centres closed

Liverpool John Moores University agrees to pay living wage

John Moores joins ‘growing number’ of universities gaining accreditation as living wage employers