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UNISON elects catering assistant from Northern Ireland as president

UNISON’s national executive council has elected Margaret McKee, a catering assistant from Belfast, as president at the union’s annual national conference in Brighton. Margaret has been a catering assistant at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for 38 years. She has been an activist for most of that time as well as joint chair of […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Conference pledges mental health support for members

We should all be mental health champions, delegates hear as they call for expansion of programme started by Cymru/Wales

Article on the UNISON National site.

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National Delegates Conference update 4

Update 4 NDC Issue 4 Friday 23rd June 2017 In this issue Emergency composite 1 – After the General Election Motion 14 – Mental health champions First timer My first conference Thoughts of a first time delegate NHS Bursarys – The fight is NOT over Motion 106 – Shared branch resource centres Motion 5 – […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

National Delegates Conference update 3

Update 3 NDC Issue 3 Thursday 22nd June 2017 In this issue Working globally for LGBT rights Organising in homecare First time delegate Motion 35 – Affordable housing Message from Nicky, Linda and Clare Save our South Tyneside Hospitals Campaign Motion 59 – Child marriage is child labour Motion 61 – Working globally for LGBT […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

UNISON vows to campaign on child marriage

National conference calls on ILO to count girls in forced childhood marriage as child labour

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

National Delegates Conference update 2

Update 2 NDC Issue 2 Wednesday 21st June 2017 In this issue Speech by Dave Prentis Getting the public on our side – public service campaigning Motion 2 – Organising and growing our membership in private contractors Developing an organising branch Motion 57 – A living pension Show racism the red card International rally Feedback […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Smash the pay freeze and end austerity, says UNISON general secretary

Speaking today (Tuesday) to UNISON’s annual national conference in Brighton, general secretary Dave Prentis said: “We live in a kingdom dangerously divided into the haves and the have-nots. Some are living in misery and poverty – or even in extreme danger as we have seen last week. “The catastrophe at Grenfell Tower was the epitome […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Conference hears that ‘one person bullied is one too many’

National delegate conference hears emotional report on the scale and impact of bullying and harassment in the workplace

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Hot topics for national delegate conference

Representatives of UNISON’s 1.3 million members will meet in Brighton next month to decide policies and priorities that will take the union forward

Article on the UNISON National site.