Monthly Archives: October 2013

Regional Council – 19 October 2013

Jane and Grant attended the Regional Council meeting at the Mechanics Institute in Manchester on 19 October. The Guest Speaker was Maureen Le Marinel, UNISON’s National President. The regional work programme was tabled, and included the following: Meeting the Organising Challenge Bargaining and Job Security Campaigning for Public Services Internal UNISON Systems Under ‘Bargaining and […]

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2013 Higher Education Seminar – report

Ian and I attended this year’s Higher Education seminar in Harrogate, from 24-26 October. The seminar theme was ‘Trade Unions Rising to the Challenge in an Age of Austerity’. The event opened on Thursday evening.  Roger McKenzie, UNISON Assistant General Secretary for Organising, spoke about the challenges and opportunities that the government’s austerity agenda presents […]

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What have unions ever done for us?.

We were shown this video at the HE Seminar today.  With apologies to anyone who may be offended by some of the language in it. What have unions done for us?

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HE Branch Seminar

The Branch Seminar for the Higher Education Service Group is being held in Harrogate from the evening of Thursday 24 October to Saturday 25 October. Items being discussed include: Meeting the organising challenge in an age of austerity Trade union reps on the front line tackling attacks on activists The two sides of Privatisation and […]

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What UNISON can do for you

A question many non-union members ask is ‘What’s in it for me?’  Well, this piece from Wednesday’s Metro News gives a personal account of the help UNISON gave to a member when she experienced financial difficulties.

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Working Class Movement Library

At a recent Branch Executive Committee meeting, we agreed to sponsor the Working Class Movement Library. The Library, located in Salford, holds a collection which tells the story of Britain’s working classes from the earliest days of industrialisation to the present day. More information about the Library can be found here.

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