UNISON, both nationally and at a branch level, is associated with various organisations.
Some offer services to our members and you will find these under the 'Members benefits' menu on the left. We also support some international campaigns which you will find listed by country under the 'International' menu.
Listed here are local or national organisations that UNISON supports and services to which we subscribe.
Abortion Rights Abortion Rights is the national pro-choice campaign
Action for Rail is the TUC and rail union campaign that fights cuts to jobs and services and campaigns for a national, integrated railway under public ownership.
ACTSA Works with the people of southern Africa for justice, democracy and development in the region.
Amnesty Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.
Angel of The North Amateur Radio Club Information about this club will be posted when it is available.
APFUTU The All Pakistan Federation of United Trade Unions has members in every part of the Pakistan economy doing every type of job imaginable. APFUTU members are men and women, young and old or even retired, working full and part time, and are made up of a wide and diverse cross section of Pakistan society.
Britannia An exclusive range of financial products for UNISON members.
City of Sanctuary We are committed to supporting and promoting practical action to welcome people seeking sanctuary in Newcastle.
Colombia Solidarity Campaign Campaigning for a socially just and sustainable peace in Colombia.
Cuba Solidarity Campaign Campaigns in the UK against the US blockade of Cuba and for the Cuban peoples' right to self-determination and sovereignty.
Disasters Emergency Committee Brings together the leading UK aid agencies to finance relief for people affected by major disasters in poorer countries.
European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) is the largest federation of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and comprises 8 million public service workers from over 250 trade unions.
False Economy False Economy is for everyone concerned about the impact of the government’s spending cuts on their community, their family or their job. It is brought to you by local campaigners, those who rely on or support good public services and those who work to supply them.
Hardest Hit Campaign Brings together disabled people and carers and organisations and groups who represent them and to send a message to Government - you are hitting disabled people and their families the hardest: stop these cuts.
Hazards Campaign The Hazards Campaign is a network of resource centres and campaigners on health and safety at work.
Healthwatch Healthwatch England is the national consumer champion in health and care. We have significant statutory powers to ensure the voice of the consumer is strengthened and heard by those who commission, deliver and regulate health and care services.
Hope Not Hate Searchlight's campaign to counter racism and fascism.
International Centre for Trade Union Rights The International Centre for Trade Union Rights (ICTUR) exists to defend and extend trade union rights worldwide.
Justice for Colombia A British NGO that campaigns for human rights, workers' rights and the search for peace with social justice in Colombia.
Labour Research Department (LRD) Weekly FACT Service
Lifespan A small local charity which brings ease and support to people with serious and life-threatening illness, and to family members and friends who care for them.
LV Insurance Car insurance and breakdown cover.
Medical Aid for Palestinians Works for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees.
Municipal Journal News relating to local government and the public sector.
National Citizen Service (NCS) is open to all 16 and 17-year-olds in England. It helps you build your skills for work and life, while you take on new challenges and meet new friends.
National Pensioners Convention Promotes the welfare and interests of all pensioners as a way of securing dignity, respect and financial security in retirement.
Newcastle Ravens RFC A predominantly gay rugby team
Newcastle Tenants and Residents Federation An independent, tenant led, umbrella voluntary organisation representing tenants and residents associations (TARAs) throughout Newcastle upon Tyne.
Newcastle Unity Festival An open air, totally free, Music Festival set up to proactively challenge, all forms of intolerance & promote Unity in the community.
Newcastle West End Food Bank Emergency food for local people in crisis.
Newcastle Womens Aid Offers help, advice and support for women and children experiencing domestic violence.
NOMADESC Colombian Human Rights Organisation.
North East Labour History Society Dedicated to the study of working people's history in the region, particularly during the modern period.
Palestine Solidarity Campaign Campaigns for peace & justice for Palestinians, in support of international law and human rights & against all racism.
Poverty and Social Exclusion A research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council
Red Pepper A bi-monthly magazine and website of left politics and culture.
Refugee Council The Refugee Council is one of the leading charities in the UK working directly with refugees, and supporting them to rebuild their lives.
Remploy Employment services and employment to people experiencing complex barriers to work
RNLI The charity that saves lives at sea.
Searchlight Opposes racism and fascism in Britain and abroad.
Show Racism the Red Card Show Racism the Red Card is the UK’s anti-racism educational charity and was established in January 1996.
Stonewall The lesbian, gay and bisexual charity.
Streetworx Takes help and support out to people living on the streets.
Thompsons Labour and European Law Review Weekly review of employment law news affecting trade unions and their members.
Trades Union Congress (TUC) The voice of Britain at work, with 54 affiliated unions representing 6.2 million working people.
Tyne and Wear Anti-Facist Association Challenging the hate and violence associated with racism and fascism,
Tyne Tunnel Charity Walk UNISON members supporting the Army Benevolent Fund.
UIA Insurance Competitive rates for Home, Travel and Pet Insurance.
UNIMAG A quarterly periodical updating stewards and reps on employment law.
Unite Against Fascism An affiliation of campaigning organisations and trades unions to build a common front against fascism.
War on Want Fights poverty in developing countries in partnership with people affected by globalisation.
Work and Employment Research Unit The Work and Employment Research Unit (WERU) undertakes critical and multi-disciplinary research in employment and employment relations and from this basis makes a contribution to major contemporary debates as well as to policy development.
Workers Beer Company Workers Beer Company bar servers are volunteers and their wages are donated to the organisations they represent and support.
Working people have always struggled to get their voices heard. The Working Class Movement Library records over 200 years of organising and campaigning by ordinary men and women
New courses for members and stewards.
Inflation leaps to 3.2%
More regulation of gig economy needed
Appalling risk of suicides in construction
Fat cats — the great pay divide
Racist abuse after Brexit vote
Lack of diversity at top in Wales
Papers for the meeting on Monday 3 April.
Meeting on Tuesday 28 March 2017 at 4.30pm.
Nottinghamshire Police have taken the bold step to identify misogyny as a hate crime and Northern UNSION are keen for this to be replicated in our region. The aim of the event is to identify how we can move the issue forward across the region with all three Police and Crime Commissioners.
Swings and scooters of inflation basket
No real improvement in weekly earnings
Cosmetic improvement with Living Wage
Zero-hours contracts at record high
Unemployment falls below 1.6 million
Agenda and annual report.
Economic forecasts in Hammond's Budget
Mixed fortunes in ethnic women's pay gap data
Company merger and acquisitions in 2016
Numbers on zero-hours contracts at a high
GMB take on DX delivery firm
Former chancellor's nice big earner
Charter to stop violence at work
Saturday 25 March. Hear grassroots, union and guest speakers and watch the Reel News film showing the Durham Teaching Assistants’ story.
Saturday 25 March, to plan UNISON LGBT activities for the year ahead.
A joint training session for trade union and community activists on how to organise to defeat the politics of division. 18 March 2017.
March calendar of events and activities.
Trade Union Act regs come into force
Gender pension gap leaves women short
Violence at work — the nasty truth
Bookseller's £7m salary
Money purchase pension are norm
British Gas denied appeal in Lock case
Government fails in ethnicity review
Papers for the meeting on Monday 6 March.
Papers for the retired members' meeting on 17 March.
Winners in February.
Morning seminar and afternoon remembrance service in Hartlepool on Friday 28 April 2017. There is also an Eve of WMD ‘Gig’ on Thursday 27 April.
Government green paper on pensions
A 'Stern diet' for fat cat directors' pay
Employers — don't miss out on talent
Argos repays £2.4 million to 37,000 staff
Economic growth revised upwards
Work fears of disabled people revealed
Migrants have helped make Britain. It’s time to celebrate us
NHS at breaking point, according to British Medical Association
Councils prepare to cut essential services to fund adult social care
London transport spending equivalent to £1,500 more per head than North East
Minimum wage cheats named and shamed
Inflation hits three-year high
Unemployment at 11-year low
Inflation erodes growth in weekly earnings
Migrants are always the scapegoats. But now they’re taking on Ukip’s lies
I, Daniel Blake is a realistic depiction of life on benefits. Isn’t it?
English social care system for elderly facing 'complete collapse'
North East peers want law to make Government investigate impact of Brexit on region
North East recruitment drive revealed as jobless total in region rises
UK employment growth driven by foreign nationals, figures show
The NHS needs a rethink. Its priorities no longer make sense
Top Labour politicians come to 'UKIP area' Sunderland for Brexit debates and festival
Rothbury Community Hospital inpatient ward closure public meeting this week
Shopping will cost you more as prices rise, but is Brexit to blame?
Campaigners calling for u-turn over Post Office move
UK labour shortages reported as EU worker numbers fall
Britons living in the EU face Brexit backlash, leaked paper warns
Then the Daily Mail came for Gary Lineker, and we said: ‘Enough!’
Brexit survey revealed: What you would do if given second shot at EU referendum
Booming gig economy costs £4bn in lost tax and benefit payouts, says TUC
There will be a shameful betrayal of the Brexit low-paid
Welcome to the new dark ages, where only the wealthy can retire
NHS 'pays £7.5m a year for 20 most expensive agency doctors'
Drive to bring health and social care together is a well-intentioned mess
Sunderland, 19/20 May 2017.
Sign Language (BSL) Introduction, 2 March 2017
Dementia Workshop, 30 March 2017
Regional Education Calendar 2017
A&E in England had worst delays ever in January, leak suggests
Why was Newcastle Council leader Nick Forbes the star of Prime Minister's questions?
Number of patients stuck in hospital 'far higher than NHS data shows'
It's time corporate tax dodgers started losing lucrative council contracts
More council housing needed in the North East - government report reveals
Council tax, youth funding and bins: 6 things to look out for from Sunderland budget meeting
TyneMet and South Tyneside colleges merger: What it means for jobs, campuses and its new name?
Review of tribunal fees finally published
Plan to tackle abusive hiring practices
Insecure work on rise
Twenty eight directors share £68.37 million
A list of affiliations and donations that the branch committee has approved since January 2015.
UK faces return to inequality of Thatcher years, says report
NHS ID scheme could deter eligible patients, say MPs
Councils may cut social care provision due to underfunding, LGA says
Nursery schools: ‘What society gives children less chance than their parents?’
Council tax rise planned for Northumberland residents as authority faces £36m cuts
'Trump can't hack Trebs' - the best signs from Newcastle anti-Trump demonstration
Racism at work
Economy grows but there's a shortfall
Advice on gender pay gap from Acas
Tories offer no solution on discrimination
Eight assaults a day in Welsh schools
A quarterly periodical updating branch reps on employment law.
Winners in January.
Northern Region Young Members AGM
UNISON Northern Region Black Members Forum AGM 2017.
Discounted car insurance for UNISON members.
In Newcastle on Saturday 4 February.
Papers for the meeting on 6 February.
Death by a thousand fire service cuts
Guidance on stress
Modern-day slave traders jailed
Fees let bad bosses get off scot free
Top-ranked inclusive employers 2017
Get tough on pay, says pension funds
Agenda and nomination form for the mmeting on 4 February.
Annual Meeting of the Regional Disabled Members Self Organised Group on Tuesday 31 January 2017.
Mental Health Awareness Workshop on Thursday 16 February.
Wales to ditch parts of 2016 Trade Union Act
Inflation rates at highest since 2014
Retail inflation eating into earnings growth
UK unemployment at nine-year low
Public sector pay poised to fall by thousands in real terms, TUC says
May’s promise on workers’ rights is hollow if she doesn’t get a deal
NHS crisis: the one act of self-sacrifice that could rescue our health service
Politicians have ignored the working class for too long
World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%
Crisis, what NHS crisis? Theresa May must stop this denial
Welsh government tables bill to overturn Trade Union Act
UNISON have now been allocated two spots on the 16 January to have guided tours around the Anne Frank exhibition.
Courier's tribunal win against CitySprint
TUC warns over Brexit threat to workers' rights
Lame excuses for not paying minimum wage
High street store fined over safety
Manufacturing output edges higher
Child poverty briefing
Winners in December.
Consultation on political fund review: December-January
We are having our first Reading Ahead launch at Welford Learning Zone on 11 January between 10am and 11am.
Book now to secure your place on one of the courses for Reps at Newcastle College starting in January 2017.
UNISON courses in 2017. These courses are free and open to all members unless otherwise stated.
'Precarious pay penalty' of zero-hours staff
Plans for a Universal Basic Income
2017 — economic forecasts for year
'Fat Cat Wednesday' has been and gone
Northern Ireland to reveal political gifts
UK's deficit in trade in goods gets ever worse
UK economic growth revised upwards