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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  Waiting lists are getting longer, services are being withdrawn and massive cuts are being implemented.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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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 new Branch Committee were elected, details can be found on the ‘About Us‘ page.  The Minutes from the meeting will be available on the AGM […]

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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 presentation to Diane Kelly, who was retiring as Regional Convenor. Three motions were put to the Council: Octopus Lottery – submitted by North West Regional […]

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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 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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2012 Equalities Officer’s Report

  Self-Organisation is an opportunity for members to get involved in their wider union, develop skills and build confidence. The Region has the following self-organised groups: I am currently a co-Chair of the regional Disabled Members Committee. Women’s Forum Black Members’ Committee LGBT Committee Disabled Members’ Committee Part of the role of the Equalities Officer […]

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2012 Branch Secretary’s Report

The Branch Secretary presented her final report to the AGM on 20 March 2013. As I have made you all aware, I am resigning as Branch Secretary.  This is to allow the mentoring of the new Branch Secretary prior to my retirement.  However, due to workloads, I have played a very low key role in […]

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