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There are more than 870 million people living in hunger. But this is not a consequence of poor global harvests or natural disasters. Hunger on this scale is the result of a global economy in which hundreds of millions of small farmers, fisherfolk, pastoralists and indigenous people have faced ruin through the hijacking of the global food system by large agribusiness and food retailers.
Have you ever thought of putting together your life story “creating your own history” or helping family or other people put together their life story?
What a top executive gets — another 20
Tax evasion spirals ever higher
Slump in tribunal cases boosts UNISON's claim
Executive pay focus
Union's inquiry call on outsourcing
Photos from the Sure Start Picnic in the Park in July.
Dip in inflation
Earnings in doldrums
Conflict of interest at academy schools
The minimum wage in Britain is £6.31 an hour, while in New York it’s $8 an hour, or £4.93. So who do you think’s better paid: a hotel cleaner in London or one in Manhattan?
Unions are reaching out to LGBT workers
Mental health at work
Thirty more boardroom millionaires
Manifesto for reporting on diversity
Factory output still below peak
Impressions from the Newcastle branch delegates.
It takes a whole team to make a school a safe and happy place for children to learn. But many of those staff are tucked away behind the scenes – the unsung heroes of our children’s education.
On 28 November UNISON is taking a day to celebrate the great work they do.
Workshop followed by a buffet tea on Tuesday 16 Sep. at the Tyneside Cinema.
Another 31 executives on £1m or more
Dress codes at work
Lower level of mergers and takeovers
Young NEET women
Happy retirement beckons for fat cats
Growth to slow
Labour Research Department Fact 76/34
Closed shop at the top
Name and shame
Welfare reforms hit working families mos
Tell us about loopholes
Low-paid women are missing out
Own up, clean up, pay up
Papers for the meeting on 9 September.
For members and families on Saturday 1 November.
St Nicholas Fayre and Market, 30 November.
Cinderella, 7 and 20 December.
Official Invitation from Palestine’s Ambassador to Great Britain,Friday 29 August.
Self-employed rate at 40-year high
Seven-figure pay packages for 19 more
Older workforce grows by more than a third
Fat cat lawyers and accountants
Inflation down, 'grim news' for commuters
Papers for the meeting on 1 September.
Unemployment edges lower towards 2m
Six ways to tackle living crisis
High-skilled workforce missing in England
Twenty-five executives on £1m or more
UNISON has been attempting to engage the Council in “meaningful consultation” around the ending of the 4 year salary protection UNISON negotiated as part of the single status agreement implemented in September 2010.
An extract from UNISON's manifesto.
UNISON has called on the Labour party to commit itself to carrying out a full audit of asbestos in schools if it forms the next government.
Tribunal orders Bromley Council to compensate workers offered cash to sign away rights.
Factory output up, but running out of steam
Executive pay - another 26 on £1m plus
CDC pension schemes
Money is there for firefighters' pensions
Stronger safeguards needed on silica dust
Carr review hits political barriers
London council's costly employment offer
This issue of the branch newsletter includes:
Local Government pay dispute and proposed 2nd day’s strike on 14th October
The impact of the introduction of tribunal fees
Social worker professional registration guidance
YHN / NCC review update
Single Status protection ending update
“People’s March for the NHS” – 16th August
TUC “Britain Needs a Pay Rise” – 18th October
“I think my favourite moment would be when I first arrived off the coach, and the feeling I had when I looked around to see the scale of Glastonbury, and knowing that was to be home for five days. It was electric!”
Check out the latest training opportunities for members and reps.
Deadlines for delegate nominations and submission of motions.
As usual UNISON will be supporting Newcastle Mela this year and we and are looking for volunteers to tend a stall on Sunday 24 August from 12 noon – 6 pm.
Earnings and top executive pay
Only now is economy above 2008 peak
Union safety concerns over Network Rail
ESA not fit for purpose, say MPs
Priced out of justice
Workers in the heat
Young hit hardest by recession
Labour disputes in 2013
Boost for union political funds
Network Rail faces equal pay claim
Tories ramp up rhetoric on strikes
Fall in unemployment
Weak earnings growth
Executive pay gap
Acas in demand
Doncaster Race Day on 2 August will be an enjoyable day out for members and their families.
Winners for June 2014.
Newcastle Tenants and Residents Federation [NTRF] is working with the support of LGBT Federation North East and Tyne Trans Group to identify the housing needs and issues of LGBT people.
Pay-off 'value for money' or 'obscene'?
Smaller increase in manufacturing output
Executive pay — 35 on £1m or more
Guidance on working from home
Car industry expands
Scottish referendum campaign money
Jarrow to London, 16 August - 6 September.
Newsletters and agenda for the meeting on 15 July.