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Step up for public services

The TUC has called a national demonstration on Saturday 12 May in London. This is going to be a key moment in the fight for public services. We’ll show decision-makers we’re scared for the public services we love – and the public are on our side. We won’t take the cuts and pay freezes lying […]

Bernie is keeping members’ health and safety at the top of the agenda

Branch Health and Safety Rep Bernardine Kelly is dedicated to educating employers and UNISON members about the importance of the subject. Bernie points out that increased life expectancy, rising retirement ages and poor pension provision will see more people having to stay in work as they age. Bernie said: “It is likely in future that […]

“Power to the People” Why Sharron wants members to train as stewards

UNISON Steward Sharron Haigh says she has always believed in unions – and that the more activists we have, the stronger we will be. Sharron once worked at the airport and joined a union but felt that particular organisation was not supportive. Sharron said: “I was disillusioned and vowed never to join a union again […]

North East Navigation members merge with WYCAT branch

The North East Navigation Branch has successfully merged with WYCAT after a lengthy process to ensure the change was smooth and efficient. UNISON Regional Office suggested the NEN branch would be better to merge with the larger and more active WYCAT branch. NEN members agreed to the merger at an extraordinary general meeting. The new […]

UNISON is ‘strong and stable’ WET conference hears

Water, environment and transport delegates debate a wide range of motions as their conference opens in Brighton. “We are strong and stable – even if the government isn’t.” That was the message from UNISON’s water, environment and transport (WET) service group executive chair Ruth Davis this morning, as she addressed the group’s conference in Brighton. […]