Category Archives: Politics

Conference News – the union defending its activists

Today Unison conference voted to support its activists.  They are the backbone of this union.  Speaker after speaker talked of the sustained attacks they have suffered at the hands of employers.  Inspiring was the fight backs and support the activists have received from both members and the union.  There is also the emotional burden stewards […]

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Conference News

Some members may wonder why Unison spends time debating International Issues.  We live in a global economy where employers have no compunction outsourcing work to other countries.  It is essential that trade unions across the world work together for good levels of pay and conditions of service for everyone.  Conference heard many inspirational stories about […]

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Conference News – Did you know?

I have just been to a lunch time fringe meeting about trade union rights.  Did you know you live in the 6th richest county in the world we have some of the most regulated strike laws in the world.  In fact this country’s laws have been condemned by the Court of Human Rights and the […]

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Conference News – a Health Service fit for the future

This morning Conference debated a Health Service for the future.  Although this ConDem government promised to protect the health service, there is going to be a shortfall of 2 billon pounds this year alone.  Waiting lists are getting longer, services are being withdrawn and massive cuts are being implemented.  You may ask where is all […]

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Conference Update

Unison Conference never disappoints.  Inspirational speakers and debates.  If you have never been, you should volunteer.  So far I have been to a rally with International speakers.  It is only by trade unions working together that we will achieve good pay and t&c.  As long as there are people in poverty companies are going to […]

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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, who was elected Labour Councillor for Manchester Central, and to Theresa Griffin, our former Regional Organiser, who was elected as Labour MEP in the European […]

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Gove announces GCSE changes

Education Secretary, Michael Gove, announced yet more changes to the GCSE system. This includes grading from 8 (top) to 1 (bottom) instead of A* to G and studying a Shakespeare play and 19th century literature. You already know that he disregards teachers’ opinions. How do you think these will affect AQA? The full story is […]

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