Monthly Archives: July 2016

Get active in your workplace

Published on July 28, 2016 at 1:46 pm

UNISON needs you. Did you know that people in workplaces with union reps statistically earn more, get more holidays, get better training and are less likely to be discriminated against?

Join UNISON’s large network of people across the UK who tackle problems at work and improve conditions for themselves and their colleagues.

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Labour leadership – consultation

Published on July 28, 2016 at 1:28 pm

In early August, the UNISON Labour Link committee will be meeting to discuss their nomination for leader of the Labour Party.

In past leadership elections they have made a nomination, looking at which candidate most closely reflects the policy priorities for UNISON members and our public services and who has the ability to lead the Labour Party to election success and into government so that our agenda can be put into practice.

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The Branch’s response to the Council Forum held last night!

Published on July 22, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Responding to the Budget and Medium Financial Strategy Update discussed at Blackburn with Darwen Council Forum last night, which saw councillors agree a further package of cuts and reiterated 500 jobs would be lost.

David Atkinson, UNISON North West Regional Organiser said:

“Central Government cuts are forcing councils across the County to cut back valuable services and much-needed jobs. 

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Liverpool Pride – 30th July 2016

Published on July 19, 2016 at 12:49 pm

Liverpool Pride

Liverpool Pride will take place this year on Saturday 30th July. As usual, we have arranged for a UNISON contingent to be present in the march and all UNISON members and their friends and family are invited to march with us.

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£100 donation to UNISON’s charity ‘There for You’

Published on July 19, 2016 at 11:52 am

The Branch recently received a request from Karen Worsley:-

“Hi my name is Karen Worsley and I have been newly elected as Trustee for UNISONS Charity There for You. For the 3rd year running I am taking part in the charity walk which this time is the mountains of Spain.

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Labour Leadership Election

Published on July 19, 2016 at 11:39 am


 Below is an email from UNISON National Labour Link to clarify the rules and time table of the Labour Leadership Election. I apologise for any delay in circulating, particularly given some of this information is already in the public domain.

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Sparkle in the Park 9 – 10 July 2016 Sackville Park, Manchester

Published on July 7, 2016 at 10:01 am

UNISON has a stall in the park and will be running a workshop on workplace rights.

 Sparkle the National Transgender Celebration – a weekend festival held every July, in the Village area of Manchester. Sparkle is open to everyone who sees themselves as Transgender (and their friends and families) no matter if they be living full-time or just ‘dressing up’ for an occasional Saturday night out.

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The People’s Assembly need your support!

Published on July 7, 2016 at 9:55 am

Sometimes things move very quickly in politics: IDS gone, Osborne finished, Cameron The People's Assemblyresigned, Boris finished, Farage gone.

The Tories are in disarray. Earlier this year saw George Osborne’s austerity Budget collapse before the ink had dried and effectively put paid to his leadership bid.

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