Unison, Newcastle City Branch

Room 145                       
Civic Centre                   
Newcastle upon Tyne    
NE1 8QH                

Phone        +44 (0)191 211 6981
Fax              +44 (0)191 211 4958
e-mail         unison.newcastle@newcastle.gov.uk



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New on Site



Celebrating the change in legislation which gives same sex couples the right to marry

International report

'Conflict tomatoes' in Tesco and water privatization in Peru and why these things matter?


Free learning event

Come along and have a go at various activities we have on offer:  Crafts, Exercise, Relaxation, Information, local history, power hoop and much more… all free of charge.

UNISON rewards

Get paid in cash when you shop from more than 2,500 online retailers. Our members have saved millions of pounds so far using our service.

LV=Unison County Cricket Promotion

The 2014 LV= County Championship started on the 6 April with the last round to take place on the 23 September 2014.

LV= is offering UNISON members a pair of complimentary tickets to the county of their choice to watch one day of an LV= County Championship match during the 2014 season. 


Labour Research Department Fact 76/13

Jobs linked to Europe

The economy

Employment law changes introduced

Not so fair Britain

Royal Mail sold cheap

Dads not taking paternity leave

Zero-hours contracts — NI to investigate


Branch Committee

Papers for the meeting on 7 April.

Pay Claim

UNISON consults members on the employers offer with a recommendation to reject it.


Labour Research Department Fact 76/12

Dip in inflation

Compliance concerns over executive pay

Reform, don't ban zero-hours contracts

Inflation's basket of goods updated

Help for young recruits


Free learning from the Open University

Over 650 free courses on a range of subjects.



The Skills for Life team are currently looking for volunteers to support our learners in their Maths and English classes. 

Workers Beer Company

Volunteering at Glastonbury, Latitude and Leeds Festivals 2014.

Labour Research Department Fact 76/11

Budget 2014

Unemployment down

'Shocking' fall in tribunal cases

Weekly earnings rise

Employment on the up



The branch committee has donated £250 to the UNRWA appeal for Palestinian refugees.


National Committee reports

Reports from February's NEC and Local Government Service Group


Lightwater Valley

Branch coach trip on 8 June.

Durham Miners Gala

Book your family day out on 12 July.

An evening with Dave Prentis

Interview with UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis plus Question & Answer session / Live Music / Raffle etc.

Labour Research Department Fact 76/10

Pay settlements rise

UK workforce more stressed than Europe's

Coalition attack on disabled people

More apprenticeships would add to economy

Women deserve better

Council takes action on blacklisting

Factory output up at start of year

Minimum wage rise

Labour Research Department Fact 76/9

Work-life difficulties older women face

Childcare costs more than mortgage bill

Need for clear policies to combat violence

Minimum wage rise recommended

UK women rank low in wider labour


Schools convenor meetings

Lori Ashbridge's schedule for school visits in March.

Public meeting

New Frontlines of War: Corporations, Conflict and Community Resistance. 26 March.


Stand Up For Education

NUT Northern Education Question Time. A public event, providing the opportunity to debate key education issues and examine the NUT Vision for Education, challenging the threats posed by current Government policies.

Supporting Women in Employment

Newcastle City Council Policy Cabinet meeting will explore the factors that continue to disadvantage women in employment at all levels of the job market and what we can do to tackle the barriers that exist for women.


Domestic Abuse

The Regional Women’s Network has been working closely with My Sisters Place in Middlesbrough on domestic abuse. Women members are invited to participate in a survey being conducted by My Sisters Place.

Branch Lottery

Winners in February 2014

Labour Research Department Fact 76/8

HSBC bonus flanker

Almost 400,000 more give free time at work

Housing benefit goes to rich landlords

Academy chain stripped of 10 schools

No change on economic growth

Date set for extending right to work flexibly

Climate change and social justice


Women's Conference report

After fighting through floods and storms, delegates convened in Brighton on 13 February for UNISON's national women's conference.


Labour Research Department Fact 76/7

Weekly earnings rise

Unemployment down

Missing link on fat cats' bonuses

Retail price inflation starts year higher

Not ferry nice

National People's Assembly Recall Conference

Saturday 15th March 2014, 10AM - 5PM at Emmanuel Centre, London SW1P 3DW


Looking back on the 2014 AGM

Some of what you missed if you were not there. And some of what you missed even if you were there.



Welfare reforms, options appraisal and shared services all present challenges to our YHN members in the year ahead.


Derek Muse asssesses the challenges facing our members in the Community and Voluntary Sector.


Branch Directory

Branch officers, convenors and stewards.


Labour Research Department Fact 76/6

No let up in banker's bonuses or job losses

Rise in factory output at end of 2013

High Court refuses tribunal fees review

Protection against gangmasters

Women and the cuts

Increase in inward investment in 2012

Not on a Living Wage


Labour Research Department Fact 76/5

TUPE changes take effect from end January

Real wages falling, household incomes hit

Shop staffs' claims go to Europe

University pay divide

Bullying in the workplace

Pay settlements


Health & Safety Challenges in 2014

Paul Barwick assesses the H&S challenges facing the branch in the coming year.