Author Archives: Jane

Black Members’ Conference – February 2015

  Aleya and Janice attended the Unison National Black Members’ Conference in Brighton, which was held on 6-8 February.  Their report is below. We attended the ‘Black members’ – defending public […]

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Election updates

Congratulations to our very own Mary Whitby, who was elected Labour Councillor for Besses ward in Bury at the local elections recently. Also, congratulations to our Local Organiser, Beth Knowles, […]

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Annual General Meeting – 19 March 2014

The AGM was held on 19 March 2014.  Speakers from UNISON Welfare and Manchester Credit Union attended and gave some very useful information about the services that they offer. The […]

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Regional Council – 18 January 2014

  The Regional Council meeting was held in New Brighton on 18 January. The guest speaker at this meeting was Angela Eagle, Labour MP for Wallasey. Agenda items included a […]

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Higher Education Conference 2014

The preliminary agenda for the 2014 HE Conference has been published. A total of 27 motions are to be debated, and these include: – Opposing Austerity in Education – Privatisation and […]

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Benefit of working in a unionised workplace

The lastest Labour Research Department’s newsletter included an article about a Workplace Employment Relations Survey.  The article is reproduced below. Benefit of working in a unionised workplace Employees in workplaces which […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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